Delivery Site Registry (DSR)

The Delivery Site Registry (DSR) is a key component of Alberta Netcare, providing users with a reliable and easily searchable source of information about the location of health care delivery sites. The DSR relieves health care staff of the task of keeping track of other health care sites, and provides an accurate, reliable and easy to use source of that information to help in the administration of patient care. Each "Delivery Site" record provides the user with site data that includes: site name, organization name, address, type of site, municipality and geographic region.

The Provincial Organization Registry (POR), accessed from the Delivery Site Registry (DSR), is a separate registry application that retains information on organizations that are of interest to the health system within the province of Alberta. POR can be used by other systems to validate and retrieve difinitive information on such organizations.

DSR Search Tools

The DSR is designed to make the identification and location of health care sites easy for health care professionals. It allows users to find sites in a variety of ways using a basic or advanced search:

  • Look up a specific site: Use the basic search to find a site using the Delivery Site ID or name.
  • Look up all the sites within a municipality: The DSR will provide a complete list of sites within a municipality or geograhic region.
  • Find a site using a historical name: Obtain a site's current information using a previous name.
  • Find a site using a partial or vague name: Identify a site when only a portion of the name is known or spelling is unclear.

DSR information is considered public, allowing health professionals who wish to access the DSR for searching and viewing are able to do so anonymously without having to log on. For full functionality of the DSR application, users must log in through Alberta Netcare Portal.

Delivery Site Types Supported by DSR

    • Active Treatment Hospital
    • Addiction Community Centre
    • Addiction Residential and/or Detoxification Centre
    • Air Ambulance Corporate Office
    • Auxiliary Hospital
    • Cardiac Stress Testing
    • Community Ambulatory Care Centre
    • Community Care Office
    • Community Mental Health Clinic
    • Community Pharmacy
    • Continuing Care Administration
    • Dental
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Ground Ambulance Corporate Office
    • Hospice
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
    • Medical Laboratory
    • Mental Health (Psychiatric) Facility
    • Neurophysiology
    • Non-Hospital Surgical Facility
    • Nursing Home
    • Optometry
    • Practitioner's Office
    • Provincial Correctional Centre
    • Public Health Unit
    • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
    • Referral Central Triage
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Supportive Living
    • Vestibular

Consult the expandable list below for definitions of these delivery site types.

Delivery Site Types Definitions

Active Treatment Hospital

Institutions where patients are accommodated on the basis of medical and nursing need and are provided with continuing medical and nursing care and supporting diagnostic and therapeutic services, and which are licenced or approved as a hospital by a provincial government.  Ambulatory care services can also be provided by hospitals.

Addiction Community Centres

Addiction Community Centres services include a wide range of prevention and outpatient counseling services including personalized assessment, treatment and referral for clients with substance use and/or gambling concerns. Other services include individual, group and family counseling, structured day counseling programs at larger urban sites, as well as information and consultation to agencies, businesses, schools, community groups and health professionals.

Addiction Residential and/or Detoxification Centres

Addiction Residential and/or Detoxification Centres provide beds for residential treatment for those recovering from substance use, gambling problems, and/or withdrawing from the effects of alcohol or other drugs. Treatment programs can include individual and group counseling, information sessions, skill-based workshops, recreation and leisure activities, and participation in self-help groups. Specific detoxification services offer support for safe withdrawal from the effects of alcohol and other drugs, as well as referral and counseling on an emergency basis.

Air Ambulance Corporate Office

An Air Ambulance Corporate Office can consist of one or both of the following: Air Service Provider or Medical Crew Provider.  An Air Service Provider is a person or company which provides one or more fixed wing or rotary aircraft for a dedicated air ambulance in the province of Alberta.  A Medical Crew Provider is a company which provides medical personnel to provide medical assistance to patients being transported on a dedicated fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft in the province of Alberta.

Auxiliary Hospital

An auxiliary hospital is a hospital providing treatment of long-term or chronic illnesses, diseases or infirmities.

Services for inpatients/residents who have a chronic illness and/or (physical or mental) functional disability whose potential for rehabilitation may be limited and who require a range of therapeutic services, medical management, and skilled nursing care, plus provision for meeting psychosocial needs.



Cardiac Stress Testing

A Cardiac Stress Testing facility is a diagnostic facility where Cardiac Exercise Stress Testing is performed to evaluate arterial blood flow, and indirectly the amount of oxygen that will reach the heart muscle during physical exercise, compared to the status during rest.

Community Ambulatory Care Centre

A publicly funded community based service delivery site (non–hospital setting) primarily engaged in the provision of ambulatory care diagnostic and treatment services by a team of medical/paramedical and support services staff.  Includes unscheduled primary care for clients who do not require hospital outpatient emergency care or inpatient treatment, and may include RHA certified Urgent Care Services or Advanced Ambulatory Care Services.

Community Care Office

Community Care Office provides health and support services for individuals with health care needs who wish to remain in community settings. This site can be used in the provision of direct personal service as well as service delivery administration.

Community Mental Health Clinic

Community Mental Health Clinics are dedicated resources whose primary role is to provide voluntary clinical community based mental health services (assessment, treatment and consultation services) to individuals of all ages who reside in the province of Alberta.

Community Pharmacy

The premises or part of a premise in which drugs are stored, compounded, sold or are provided for sale.

Continuing Care Administration

Continuing Care Administration provides administrative services such as planning, management or remote access.

Dental

Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body; provided by a dentist, within the scope of his/her education, training and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law.


Diagnostic Imaging

A Diagnostic Imaging facility is a diagnostic facility which provides services including general radiography, fluoroscopy, echocardiography, ultrasound, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, bone densitometry and positron emission tomography.

This includes technical standards as well as individual approvals to perform ultrasound, echocardiography, MRI, nuclear medicine or positron emission tomography.



Ground Ambulance Corporate Office

A Ground Ambulance Corporate Office is a location for the ground ambulance operator administers to provision the public ambulance services for a specific geographic area of the province (i.e.  City, Town, Village, Municipal Distrist, County or First nation, etc.).

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy facility is a treatment facility that refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with 100 percent oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressure.

Medical Laboratory

A Medical Laboratory facility is a diagnostic facility that examines materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information on diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.

Laboratory medicine includes the measurement of body chemistry, examination of tissue and cell structure, identification of genetic make-up, and diagnosis of associated disorders and diseases. It also includes identification of causes of infections, and carries out procedures to ensure the safe and compatible use of blood and transplanted tissues.



Mental Health (Psychiatric) Facility

The primary role of mental health facilities is to provide psychiatric care and services.

Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology Facility is a diagnostic facility which provides services including electroencephalograph (EEG), electromyography (EMG), evoked potentials (EP), and vestibular testing.

Non-Hospital Surgical Facility

All non-hospital surgical facilities, in which insured or uninsured medical and surgical procedures are defined as being able to be performed in a facility other than a hospital. These facilities must register and maintain accreditation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a non-hospital surgical facility.

Nursing Home

A Nursing Home is a facility for the provision of nursing home care; nursing home care means basic care provided under an approved program.    

Optometry

Optometry is an autonomous, self-regulating healthcare profession governed under the Health Professions Act.  Optometrists are university-educated, clinically-trained, skilled and competent primary healthcare practitioners who examine, assess, measure, diagnose, treat, manage, rehabilitate and correct disorders and diseases of the human visual system, the eye and its associated structures.


Practitioner's Office

A health care Practitioners Office is a physical location where registered accredited or licensed Health Care Practitioners provide or supervise the provision of primary health services to individuals. Within the physical location these services are provided in a specific area (functional centre). Health Care Practitioners include but are not limited to physicians, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors etc.

Provincial Correctional Centre

A Provincial Correctional Centre is a facility registered for the provision of insured (medical) health services within the confines of a provincial jail, that are not being paid for on a contract or sessional basis.

Public Health Unit

Public health services provided within a publicly funded system that include programs such as communicable disease control and prevention; TB control and management; outbreak prevention and management; infection control; school health programs; and environmental health.

Pulmonary Function Laboratory

A Pulmonary Function Laboratory is a diagnostic facility that performs Pulmonary function testing which includes the measurement of lung mechanics and the effectiveness of gas exchange.

Referral Central Triage

A Referral Central Triage delivery site is a physical location where referral requests and /or advice requests are prioritized and assigned to appropriate provider/service


Sleep Medicine

A Sleep Medicine facility is a diagnostic facility where sleep studies tests are performed to observe and measure what happens to the body while it sleeps. They determine what is causing sleep problems including: Sleep apnea; narcolepsy; insomnia. The most common sleep studies include Polysomnogram, Multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), and Multiple wake test (MWT).

Supportive Living

Supportive Living accommodation means buildings or units in buildings that are intended for permanent residential living where an operator also provides or arranges for services in order to assist residents to live as independently.

Vestibular

A Vestibular facility is a diagnostic facility that performs Vestibular tests to assess the function of the vestibular portion of the inner ear to determine cause for symptoms of vertigo, unsteadiness, dizziness, and other balance disorders. Balance disorders are often associated with a hearing loss or tinnitus, therefore hearing evaluation tests are frequently combined with vestibular tests. Common vestibular tests include Electronystagmography (ENG), ocular motor assessment, caloric testing, and positional testing.