Splatsin Health Services is funded by the First Nations Health Authority to provide prevention and health promotion services.

  • Advocating, navigating, and supporting for safe, quality health services for the Splatsin community
  • Maintains and protects clients’ privacy and confidentiality
  • Upholds professional standards of practice
  • Works to promote and integrate holistic wellness approach
  • Actions Splatsin’s Strategic Health Plan
  • Trauma-informed practice

Health Department Programs and Services:

Medical Patient Transportation

  • Eligible registered status members, residing on reserve only, may access transportation or be reimbursed for mileage for out of town medical appointments
  • Signed documents for conformation from the medical professional are required in order access the program
  • To book travel, contact the MPT Coordinator at least three days prior to local appointments and ten days prior to out of town appointments, in order for arrangements to be made
  • To access purchase orders for mileage reimbursement, contact the MPT Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to pick up at the Health Centre

Home and Community Care

  • Supports/access to both internal and external services, as available
  • Initial/periodic client assessments for those requiring supports to remain in their homes
  • As identified on the care plan, home care services such as personal care, meal preparation, and light housekeeping are scheduled and upon availability
  • Linkages and referral to other health and social services identified in an assessment
  • Consent given by the client allows the Nurse to communicate with the client’s doctor, pharmacist, and family
  • Assist with navigating the FNHA process to access prescribed specialized medical equipment and supplies for care
  • Workshops on health promotion and disease prevention
  • Home visits and check-ins as per consent and assessed care plan

Community Health

  • Immunizations
  • Injury prevention assessment and education programs
  • Prenatal and maternal health
  • Communicable and chronic disease prevention; education and screening
  • Family and parenting workshops
  • Diabetes education and physical activity programs
  • Check-ins and home visits as per consent and assessed care plan

Resource Navigation and Wellness Supports for:

  • Securing basic needs
  • Goal and priority setting
  • Identifying a personal care plan
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Navigation for external resource organizations and resources
  • Workshops on self supports
  • Referrals

Substance and Addictions Prevention and Treatment

  • Individual education supports for substance use prevention
  • Drop-in short term counselling
  • Referral to treatment, aftercare and follow-up services as per consent
  • National Addictions Awareness Week events

Registered Clinical Counselling

  • Eligible registered status members 14 years of age and up, residing on reserve only, may access counselling at the Health Centre
  • Counselling support are offered for the following:
  • Historical trauma
  • Residential school experience
  • Childhood trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Referrals

Registered Child and Youth Clinical Counselling

  • Assessment, counselling, referrals and advocacy for children and youth 5 - 18 years of age
  • One day per week at Spatsin
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Grief and Loss
  • Residential School Intergenerational Survivors
  • Behavior Challenges
  • FASD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Other – Education for family as per consent

Children’s Oral Health Initiative for ages 0 – 7 yrs

  • Dental check-ups for children and prenatal at the Daycare, Shihya School, and home visits
  • Fluoride and sealant applications to prevent cavities
  • Education and information regarding oral hygiene
  • Referrals and linkages to other services as per consent

Splatsin Youth Program for ages 10 – 18 yrs

  • Drop in Centre - Tuesday to Saturday from 3:30pm – 10pm
  • Structured monthly outings
  • Annual special events including Gathering our Voices and Canoe Journey

Water Testing

  • Five community water systems: Weekly water sampling, testing, recording and communicating results with the Environmental Health Officer
  • Delivering boil water advisories to residences affected

Definitions of terms used:

  • Advocating:  To speak or write in favor of.
  • Navigating:  To find a way.
  • Supporting:  To assist.
  • Trauma-informed practice:  Providing safety and empowerment for the service user.
  • Prevention:  The action of stopping something from arising.
  • Health Promotion:  The process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.