St. Michael’s Health Centre ensures personal choice, dignity and respect for its 48 long-term care residents, 24 rehab patients, 24 community support beds, 84 supportive living residents, 12 mental health residents and 10 palliative care residents. 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.
Programs & Services
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.
- Please check with a nurse before bringing in food, drink, candy or cigarettes.
- The attending physician must approve medications brought into the Centre.
- If you need supplies for caregiving, please obtain them from the care staff.
- Vending machines (soda and snacks) are available on the nursing floors.
St. Michael’s Cafe (Koffee Korner)
Open 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 7 days a week
Koffee Korner offers daily specials, sandwiches, snacks, soda, coffee, etc.
Cleaning Your Hands
For the safety of our residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you arrive at St. Michael's. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
Parking is available 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.
Please see the unit clerk for a parking pass. The pass must be placed on your dashboard or on the top right-hand side of your front windshield. This parking permit is the property of St. Michael’s and must be returned upon the discharge of the resident/patient.
The Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish (Nova Scotia) opened St. Michael’s General Hospital in Lethrbidge 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.