eReferral is Alberta’s first paperless referral solution, and is a key innovation to improve access to health services in Alberta.  eReferral offers Alberta Netcare users the ability to create, submit, track and manage referrals in real time throughout the referral process. 

The program leverages existing information from Alberta Netcare (such as demographics, labs, and diagnostic imaging) into a referral form that can be saved as a draft, is checked for completeness and can be tracked in real time as it is submitted, received, triaged and scheduled for an appointment.


The first phase of eReferral was launched July 14, 2014 and offers referrals to hip and knee joint replacement, and routine* medical/radiation oncology for breast and lung cancer. This limited production rollout is now in evaluation to define a path forward to ensure this capability is available to all Albertans across clinical areas.

*For those primary care physicians who currently make direct referrals to medical and radiation oncology for breast and lung cancer, please use eReferral beginning July 14th. For urgent referrals, and all others, please continue with your usual referral to specialty practice (ie. fax).

Interested in eReferral?

REVIEW the Reasons for Referral and Urgent/Routine Referral Method Table.

CHECK the Technical Requirements for optimal use of eReferral.

ATTEND an Information Webinar, watch a demo, and join the conversation. To register, contact Cindy Norris

SIGN UP for training. Contact Cindy Norris

JOIN our mailing list. Contact Erin Rohl

FIND provincial referral guidelines for hip and knee joint replacement referrals and medical/radiation oncology referrals for lung and breast cancer


If you don't have access to Alberta Netcare Find out how to Register


Watch the video


The eReferral Newsletter provides regular updates on the program.


eReferral Learning Resources

A number of learning resources have been developed to support Alberta Netcare users as they learn how to use eReferral to manage the referral process.