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FAST Expands General Surgery Province-Wide

On February 26, 2024, General Surgery expanded the Facilitated Access to Specialized Treatment (FAST) central access and intake program to include all Zones. 

FAST centralizes and simplifies access to general surgery with one fax location per Zone, standardizes referral process workflows, and provides the opportunity for referring providers or patients to choose a specific specialist, clinic or site. 

When making a General Surgery referral, please use the new referral form and ensure to attach all mandatory labs and diagnostic imaging from the new referral pathway. 

The new referral form has been updated to include quick links that will direct providers to relevant information needed to complete the referral. 

Once the referral is ready to submit, please use the central FAST fax number for your Zone: 

  • North Zone: 1-833-627-7025 
  • Edmonton Zone: 1-780-670-3224 
  • Central Zone: 1-833-627-7022 
  • Calgary Zone: 1-833-627-7023 
  • South Zone: 1-833-627-7024 

For more information, visit or email with feedback or questions.

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On February 26, general surgery will join the Facilitated Access to Specialized Treatment (FAST) program in Central, South, North and Calgary Zones. General surgeons practicing in Edmonton are already receiving referrals via FAST.    

View the provincial general surgery referral pathway here and the new provincial general surgery FAST referral form will be available for viewing next week. Learn more about FAST at

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