Find an OT
Occupational Therapy is a regulated health profession in Alberta.
To use the title of Occupational Therapist or OT in Alberta, one needs to have met all the educational, continuing competence and other registration requirements needed to be in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).
Once you locate an OT through the search tool, it is highly recommended that you use the College’s public directory to ensure that the OT you are looking to hire is currently entitled to practice.
An OT considers the individual’s goals, abilities and challenges and works together with the individual, family and/or other care providers to support functional concerns related, but not limited to:
- Self-care: eating, sleeping, dressing, developmental transitions, home management, driving;
- Productivity: play, learning, work, retraining and transitions;
- Leisure: play, recreation, hobbies, socializing and sports.
Learn more at www.otalberta.ca on how an occupational therapist can assist you or someone you know.
Finding an OT to Help
- Agencies that fund occupational therapy services include:
Programs in your Zone offered by Alberta Health Services
- Extended health benefits with some insurers or as part of an insurance claim (e.g., motor vehicle accident)
- Veterans Affairs for eligible veterans
- Workers’ Compensation for a work-related injury
- Local preschools and schools for developmental or learning needs
Ask your service provider or insurer if occupational therapy is covered. For more information, contact Health Link Alberta (in Calgary 403-943-5465, in Edmonton 780-408-5465, or Toll-Free 1-866-408-5465), or check the Inform Alberta website.