During Residency

PARA aims to assist and support you throughout your residency by providing you with the knowledge and tools to be successful. In this section you will find information most relevant to your day-to-day life as a resident physician.

Alberta Blue Cross will mail your ID card directly to your home address (the one submitted to e-People).

Alberta Health Services will pay 75% of your monthly Blue Cross premiums. Blue Cross covers expenses for prescription drugs, private nurses or billable hospital expenses. Travel insurance is also included with your group benefits plan.

Note: It is advisable to check with the insurer prior to incurring an expense.

For further information, contact AHS Benefits:

Phone: 1 (877) 511-4455
Email: HRContactCentre@albertahealthservices.ca
For information regarding making a claim, contact an Alberta Blue Cross agent:

Phone: 1 (800) 661-6995

The PARA Taxi Reimbursement Program exists to ensure resident physicians make it home safely when too tired to drive.

PARA believes that your wellness is of the utmost importance. Here are a few ways that we support wellness:


Check out which events are happening during Resident Physician Wellness Month!


Stay up-to-date with all the upcoming events that PARA is either hosting or participating in, and find out how you can contribute.


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