Public Services

The Palliser region has safe communities with modern infrastructure including health care, protective and emergency services, utilities, and transportation.

Health Care

Alberta has a publicly administered and funded health system that provides universal access to medical services and hospitalization for all Albertans. This in turn, ensures Albertans have the healthcare they need, and employers are provided with lower overall health costs and improved productivity.

Health care in the Palliser region is provided by Alberta Health Services. Numerous hospitals and clinics are available throughout the region, with the most prominent care centres being:

In addition to these facilities, the communities also provide access to various other health professionals and social services including Acute Care, Community Health, Clinical Support, Ambulatory Clinics, Continuing Care, Volunteer Services and Physician Services.

To find local health facilities and services within each Palliser community, visit our Community Profiles.  Visit the Government of Alberta for more about Alberta’s world-class health system.

Protective and Emergency Services

The communities that make up the Palliser region are safe and friendly. Our crime rates are lower than many other Canadian cities, including Red Deer and Lethbridge.

The City of Medicine Hat has its own police force. Bassano, Bow Island, Brooks, Hanna, Oyen, Foremost, and Redcliff are policed by RCMP detachments. In addition to police and bylaw protection, the Palliser region has access to ambulance, fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). For emergency service, call 911.

Medicine Hat Police

  • Ph 403-529-8400

RCMP Detachments

  • Bassano Detachment
    403-641-3677
  • Bow Island Detachment
    403-545-2100
  • Brooks Detachment
    403-362-5535
  • Foremost Detachment
    403-867-3545
  • Hanna Detachment
    403-854-3393
  • Oyen Detachment
    403-664-3883
  • Redcliff Detachment
    403-548-2222

Utilities and Transportation

The Palliser region infrastructure ensures your access to quality power, hydro, communications and transportation.

Our largest center, the City of Medicine Hat operates comprehensive utilities and transportation systems.  Our smaller communities offer similar services, which are described in more detail in our Community Profiles.

Road Report Alberta’s Official Road Report