Alberta Referral Pathways

Information for Health Professionals

Alberta Referral Pathways is a provincial project that brings together specialty-specific working groups with members from primary care and specialty care to define what is required on a referral and clarify processes to improve Alberta’s referral experience. The collaboration between both sending and receiving parties of a referral is essential to ensure that the referral guidelines are complete, comprehensive and accessible.

Through the working group’s discussion the following are produced:

  • Provincial standard referral requirements
  • Provincial access targets
  • Transparent wait times
  • Clear directions for sending a referral

These can be viewed in the larger format clinical reference or the more concise quick reference.

Generic Referral Form - the AHS generic referral form can be used to make a referral to any scheduled service. Specialty specific investigations or requirements may be necessary for the referral to be triaged, and should be attached and sent with the generic referral form to the receiving service.

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Related Information

For information on guideline updates and new publications of referral references, contact

If you are a physician, clinician, a surgeon or an administrator, your expertise is essential for pathway development.

Participate now and be a part of the solution.

  • 6-9 month process
  • kick off workshop
  • biweekly teleconference
  • physician reimbursement
Quick Reference for Primary Care

Under Development

  • Adult Gastroenterology (Edmonton Zone) 
  • Breast Cancer 
  • Lung Cancer 
  • Nephrology 
Pathway Summaries