St. Joseph's General Hospital

Covenant Health


St. Joseph's General Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility Overview

Contact Information
St. Joseph’s General Hospital
5241 43 St
Vegreville AB   T9C 1R5

Phone: 780.632.2811

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 

With a history dating back to the founding Sisters of Charity of Notre Dame d’Evron, St. Joseph’s General Hospital offers the highest standard of acute care and out-patient services in rural Alberta. 

Programs & services

24-hour emergency

Ambulatory care

Cardiac rehabilitation program (outpatient)

Cardiac stress testing clinic/ Holter monitoring

Chronic disease management

Diagnostic imaging

Dietary services (inpatient & outpatient counselling)

Gerontology Clinic

Health information services and records management

Hemodialysis (Northern Alberta Renal program)



Occupational therapy

Palliative care

Pharmacy services

Physical therapy

Podiatry clinic

Primary Care Network

Respiratory therapy (outpatient)

Spiritual care

Swallowing assessment clinic/Fluoroscopy clinic

Ultrasound department

Well Woman Clinic

Patient & visitor information


General information

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Update to Designated Family/Support Person and Visitor Access

Covenant Health acknowledges the social nature of care and the role of family as an integral dimension of the patient and resident experience. Therefore, at Covenant Health there is a presumption in favour of family presence as the standard of care.

Exceptions are necessary when patient, resident and staff safety, quality, privacy and other factors determine limitations.

Refer to the Designated Family/Support Person and Visitor Policy for more information about access and visitation.


Free visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, at the front of St. Joseph's General Hospital. 

Parking map

2021/22 Overview

Staff                                                    154

Volunteers                                         6

Outpatient visits                               6,307

Emergency visits                              7,820

Acute care beds                               24

Our Founders

The order of the Sisters of Charity of Notre Dame d’Evron has existed for more than 300 years. The Sisters were founded by a 25-year-old widow named Perrine. Her calling to God came when she returned to her home village and encountered the suffering and misery caused by civil war. Eventually a formal pious society was started in 1682.

Members of this society responded to Vegreville’s call for help in 1910. The sisters quickly established a hospital in 1911 and a school of nursing in 1915 to meet the needs of the community. From scarlet fever to tumultuous flu epidemics, the Sisters of Charity of Notre Dame d’Evron have faced every challenge with strength, determination and fierce dedication. These women were critical to Vegreville’s formation and their spirit still informs the care at St. Joseph’s General Hospital today.

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