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Programs & Services


Rapid Access Unit

 Location: South Health Campus

Short stay unit that treats people with non critical acute medical problems for up to 48 - 72 hours.

The Rapid Access Unit (RAU) is a 20 bed medical unit that is specifically staffed and equipped to receive medical patients presenting with acute medical illness from the Emergency Department or directly from a community family physician for expedited multidisciplinary team and medical assessment, care, and treatment for up to 48 – 72 hours prior to transition home or transfer to an inpatient unit where appropriate. In this model, patients are identified early and resources are loaded upstream in the patient's journey with a focus on strong coordination and transition back into the community to support more effective health outcomes.

Contact Details

South Health Campus

Location Info
6th Floor
Address
4448 Front Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
T3M 1M4
Telephone
403-956-1260 (Referral Information), 1-800-661-1700 (Physician Referral)
Accessibility

This facility is wheelchair accessible.

Getting There

Parking available

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On major bus route

Hours of Operation
Available
24 hour service
Access
Service Providers May Include
physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse aides, registered nurses (RNs)
Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Acronym
RAU