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

We have adapted our service delivery in response to COVID-19 for the Medical Patient Transportation (MPT) Process:

  • Complete and sign the MPT confirmation form and schedule an appointment to bring it to the Health Centre by calling (250) 838-9538
  • Bring your completed MPT confirmation form to appointment or email upon request
  • Have the MPT confirmation form completed by receptionist at your appointment
  • Purchase orders will be completed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-12 only
  • You will be called when your purchase order is ready to pick up at a designated time

MPT Confirmation Form

Home and Community Care

  • Supports/access to both internal and external services
  • 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 Inter-generational Survivors
  • Behavior Challenges
  • FASD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Other: education for families 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

Injury Serveillance

If you have been injured, complete this form and email it to [email protected] or bring it to the Splatsin Health Centre with an appointment.

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.