Health

BC Poison Control

The BC Poison Control Centre receives over 26,000 telephone calls each year about someone being poisoned. These include accidental and purposeful poisonings, and overdoses.

The BC Poison Control Centre is available 24-hours every day for advice and information. For suspected poisonings, call 604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911.


Phone Number: 1-800-567-8911

Website: http://www.dpic.org

Bounce Back®: For adults and youth

Feeling overwhelmed, tired or like you’re in a rut? Are you more worried than usual or find yourself feeling angry more easily? Bounce Back® may be able to help.

Bounce Back® teaches effective skills to help individuals (aged 15+) overcome symptoms of mild to moderate depression or anxiety, and improve their mental health. Participants can learn skills to help combat unhelpful thinking, manage worry and anxiety, and become more active and assertive.

Available for free across BC, Bounce Back® has been shown to help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety by half, and over 90% say they would recommend it to a friend or family member.

Child and Youth Mental Health

To reduce the burden of suffering resulting from children's mental illness, child and youth mental health services are offered throughout British Columbia by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). These services provide a wide range of community-based specialized mental health services to mentally ill children and their families. Aboriginal and General services available. 


Phone Numbers: 

Aboriginal: 250-741-3600

General: 250-741-5444

Website: http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf

CerebralPalsyGuidance.com

A Helping Hand On Your Journey. We provide vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.

From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, CerebralPalsyGuidance.com covers all aspects of cerebral palsy. And all of the information is thoroughly researched and cited.


First Nations Health Authority

The First Nations Health Authority aims to reform the way health care is delivered to BC First Nations to close these gaps and improve health and wellbeing.

This new health authority has taken over the administration of federal health programs and services previously delivered by Health Canada's First Nations Inuit Health Branch – Pacific Region, and to work with the province and First Nations to address service gaps through new partnerships, closer collaboration, and health systems innovation.

HealthLink BC (24-hour Nurse Line)

Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse any time of the day or night. On weekdays, you can speak to a dietitian about nutrition and healthy eating. At night, they have pharmacists available to answer your medication questions.

British Columbians have trusted health information at their fingertips by phone or web with HealthLink BC. 


Phone Number: 811

Website: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca

Inter Tribal Health Authority

The Inter Tribal Health Authority is a leader in providing quality health programs and services, inclusive of cultural and traditional values; collaborating with Member Nations by empowering and supporting First Nations people in community development, effective partnerships and advocacy ensuring equality in health standards, funding and innovation.

Inter Tribal Health Authority (Maternal Child Health Program)

The Maternal Child Health Program (MCH) works with families in First Nations communities who are pregnant or parenting children under the age of seven (7). Currently the MCH Program works in Homalco, Penelakut, Snaw-naw-as and Tseycum.

Island Health (VIHA) Dental Programs

Island Health Dental Health Programs provide information and support for families to prevent dental disease in young children.  The program supports the community to improve oral health, focusing on dental prevention and young families. Smiles First Clinics are offered at all health units and some community locations.  These clinics provide one-on-one consultation to provide assessments and education to parents to understand the risk of developing dental disease and learn ways to reduce the risk.  Visual assessments, fluoride varnish and dental referrals are provided as needed.   


Phone Number: 250-739-5845

Website: www.viha.ca




Nanoose First Nation Head Start Program

The BC First Nations Head Start (BCFNHS) On-Reserve Program is a program funded by First Nations Health Authority to enhance early childhood development, school readiness and overall family health and wellness for First Nations preschool children (birth to six years old) on reserve.

All Head Start programs include six key components: culture and language, education, health promotion, nutrition, parent and family involvement, and social support.


Phone Number: 250-390-0003

Website: http://www.bcfnhs.org

Snuneymuxw Health Centre

The Health Department objective is to support adults, elders, children, and families who live on reserve by providing preventative services and advocacy. The primary work of the Health Centre focuses on Children and Youth, Mental Health and Addictions, Primary Health Care, Chronic Illness Prevention, Communicable Disease Control, and Environmental Health and Management.


Phone Number: 250-740-2337

Website: http://www.snuneymuxw.ca

Stz’uminus Health Centre

The Stz’uminus Health Centre provides programs and services to maintain and improve the overall health and well-being of the Stz’uminus band and community members.  This includes physical health as well as mental and social health.  Their services are designed to cover prenatal clients to Elders, with  programs consisting of community health, mental health and home care. The doors are generally open between 9am and 4 pm Monday to Friday.  Feel free to come in any time to enquire about our programs and services.


Phone Number: 250-245-8551

Website: http://www.cfnation.com

Tilicum Haus Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Offers educational and training programs, health and counselling services and social services programs as well as a wide variety of support groups and special events and activities for children, youth, women, men, families and the community. 

Health Programs: 

- Community Health Program (nurses, medical insurance not required) 

- STD and HIV/AIDS Testing and Support 

- Diabetic Support 

- Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Worker 


Phone Number: 250-753-6578

Website: http://www.tillicumlelum.ca

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Island Health provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet. Locations include:


- Ladysmith Community Health Centre

- Nanaimo Health Centre

- Nanaimo/Ladysmith Nursing Intake Line

- Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

- Princess Royal Family Centre

- Public Health Nursing Appointments


Website: http://www.viha.ca

Phone Numbers:

Ladysmith Community Health Centre:                  250-739-5777

Nanaimo Health Centre:                                          250-755-3342

Nanaimo/Ladysmith Nursing Intake Line:            250-755-3388

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital:                     250-754-2141

Princess Royal Family Centre:                                 250-739-5854

Public Health Nursing Appointments:                   250-755-3342

Quick Summary

 BC Poison Control  1-800-567-8911  http://www.dpic.org
 Child and Youth Mental Health  250-741-5444  http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf
      -Aboriginal  250-741-3600  http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf
      -General  250-741-5444  http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf
 First Nations Health Authority   http:///www.fnha.ea/what-we-do-/maternal-child-and-family.health
 Healthlink BC (24 Hour Nurse Line)  811  http://www.healthlinkbc.ca
 Inter Tribal Health Authority - Maternal Child  Health -    http://www.itha.ca/insidepages/programs
_services/clinical_nursing/maternal_child_
health.html

 Nanoose First Nation Head Start Program  250-390-0003  http://www.bcfnhs.org
 Snuneymuxw First Nation Health Centre  250-740-2337  http://www.snuneymuxw.ca
 Stz'uminus First Nation Health Centre  250-245-8551  http://www.cfnation.com
 Tillicum Lelum Health Centre  250-753-6578  http://www.tillicumlelum.ca
 Vancouver Island Health Authority    http://www.viha.ca
      -Ladysmith Community Health Centre  250-739-5777  http://www.viha.ca
      -Nanaimo Health Centre  250-755-3342  http://www.viha.ca
      -Nanaimo/Ladysmith Nursing Intake Line  250-755-3388  http://www.viha.ca
      -Nanaimo Regional General Hospital  250-754-2141  http://www.viha.ca
      -Princess Royal Family Centre  250-739-5854  http://www.viha.ca
      -Public Health Nursing Appointments  250-755-3342  http://www.viha.ca


 

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