St. Michael's Health Centre

Covenant Health


Resident & Family Handbook (PDF)
St. Michael's Health Centre Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility overview

Contact information
St. Michael’s Health Centre
1400 9 Ave South
Lethbridge AB  T1J 4V5

Main Phone: 403.382.6400 
Fax: 403.382.6413

Other important contacts
Post-Acute Rehabilitation Program (PARP): 403.382.6441
Palliative Care Unit: 403.382.6439
Long-Term Care: 403.382.6444
Supportive Living: 403.382.6458
Bridges/GCR : 403.388.6940

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 


St. Michael’s Health Centre ensures personal choice, dignity and respect. Our patients and residents are accommodated in individual and personalized rooms in small home-like groupings. We embrace diversity within our multi-cultural environment and are committed to serving people of all faiths, culture and circumstances.

Resident & visitor information

We believe that visits by family members and friends enrich the quality of life of our residents, so visitors are welcome.

The following guidelines will help you make your visit as pleasant as possible:

  • Please respect all visitors, staff and residents.
  • Visitors of all ages are welcome. For their own safety, children must be supervised by an adult at all times. 
  • You are welcome to use the outdoor areas for visits.
  • Visiting hours are flexible; however, in some circumstances visiting hours may be restricted due to the residents’ condition.
  • To maintain resident confidentiality, please don’t enter administrative areas.
  • Check with a nurse before bringing in food, drink, candy, or cigarettes.
  • The attending physician must approve medications brought into St. Michael's.
  • If you need supplies for caregiving, please obtain them from the care staff.
  • Vending machines (soda and snacks) are available on the nursing floors.

Stop the spread of germs

  • For the safety of our residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you visit. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
  • If you’re sick, it's best to wait and visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. If you must visit and you’re coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask to protect your loved one.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then discard the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.

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, in the south lot (between St. Michael’s Health Centre and Martha’s House). Please notify Administration if you intend to leave your car in the south parking lot for an extended amount of time.

Parking map

Parking passes

Please see the unit clerk for a parking pass. The pass must be placed on your dashboard. This parking permit is the property of St. Michael’s and must be returned upon the discharge of the resident/patient.

2021/22 Overview

Staff                                                                                                513

Volunteers                                                                                     25

Long-term care beds                                                                  82

Palliative care beds                                                                     10

Rehabilitation beds                                                                     24

Supportive living beds                                                                72

Community Support beds                                                          22

Our founders

The Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish (Nova Scotia) opened St. Michael’s General Hospital in Lethbridge on June 1, 1929.

In 1995, the facility transitioned to a new role of continuing care, and its name was changed to St. Michael’s Health Centre.

In October 2008, St. Michael’s Health Centre joined 16 other Catholic healthcare facilities in Alberta to form Covenant Health, Canada’s largest Catholic healthcare organization. Today, Covenant Health builds on the Sisters’ legacy of compassionate care and serves 12 communities across Alberta.


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