Getting a Diagnosis in Fort McMurray

Autism Diagnosis can be done through a medical doctor, a psychiatrist, or a psychologist in Alberta. An assessment done by a doctor or psychiatrist is covered by Alberta Health, but psychologists are not covered and so are paid for privately or through extended work benefits. Currently in Alberta, wait times for publicly funded autism diagnosis are quite long, but private diagnosis can be done a lot faster.

Autism Canada

If you are concerned, you should discuss their observations with a family doctor, pediatrician or nurse practitioner.

Early Signs / Characteristics – Autism Canada

Alberta Health

Your pediatrician or doctor can refer you to the Neurodevelopmental and Autism Consultation Service at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton.



If your child attends the Public or Catholic School systems in Fort McMurray, they may work with a psychologist or doctor to perform an ADOS test, to assess for autism.


Birchwood Circle of Care is a private clinic in town that performs autism diagnosis for those between 12 months and 17 years. The cost runs between $1700-$2250


Phone: 780-607-8376

Allegro Counselling

Will do video appointments.

Abundance Online Counselling

Will do video appointments.

Iain Dolan – Neurodiverse Psychologist

Embrace Autism

In Ontario – but will do online assessments.