In Lethbridge, we take pride in the fact that our city is known as a clean, safe and healthy place to live and raise a family. In fact, the healthcare sector is the largest employer in the city. Choosing Lethbridge means access to the Chinook Regional Hospital, which serves people from across southwestern Alberta, and offers a range of modern care and services, from 24-hour emergency and acute care, obstetrics, chemotherapy, to modern diagnostics, as well as a number of specialized clinics.
The Chinook Primary Care Network (CPCN) operates clinics in Lethbridge and surrounding communities, making it simple to find a family doctor among the network’s 133 physicians.
Lethbridge Community Health is the centre for public health, health inspectors, infant and child immunizations, Children’s oral health, environmental public health and more.
Covenant Health, Canada’s largest Catholic health care organization, operates two facilities in Lethbridge, St. Michael’s Health Centre and St. Therese Villa, which provide a range of services including supportive living, long-term care, rehab and palliative care.
When it comes to public safety, Lethbridge benefits from its own local police service, Lethbridge Police Service (LPS). Additional polices services are provided by the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The city’s full-time, integrated fire and ambulance service, the Fire and Emergency Services Department, responds to over 11,000 calls a year and provides fire, ambulance, rescue, and fire prevention for the City of Lethbridge and surrounding area.
Did You Know?
Lethbridge College, established in 1957, was the first publicly funded college in Canada.