Health Services

We are available to help all Indigenous people living in the southern Vancouver Island, or those accessing health services of the Vancouver Island Health Authority - South Island.

 

Support Programs:  

Indigenous Health Support Workers

We Can Help With:

  • Access health services that you need to improve or maintain your health, or the health of a family member.
  • Advocate on your behalf within the health system - doctors, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals.
  • Assistance accessing Federal non-insured health benefits funding for services, equipment and medications.
  • Transportation to appointments for those with mobility issues.
  • Information sharing and education on health issues and concerns.
  • Advocating for you and your family within the hospital and health care system.

 

Addictions Counsellors (1.5 Positions)

We can help with:

  • One on one counseling for addictions issues - focus on wellness around substance abuse
  • On-going support in all stages of change, including harm reduction, abstinence and early recovery
  • Help with developing healthy living skills (boundaries, time management and stress management)
  • Information about and referrals to other services that would aid with healing and recovery, such as support groups, other agencies and residential treatment centers
  • (Note: Indigenous Treatment centers require 6 appointments be completed before we can put in a referral). 

 

Mental Health Liaison

We Can Help With:

  • Community awareness on mental health 
  • Materials for education on mental health 
  • Referrals to appropriate resources 
  • Support for you and your family navigating the mental health system
  • Advocacy in dealing with representatives in the mental health system

INDIGENOUS HEALTH SERVICES BROCHURE

Homeless Outreach Worker Program

The Homeless Outreach Program can help individuals and families experiencing homeless or at risk of homelessness and offer assistance in the following ways:

  • Connect you to community resources
  • Tenancy advocacy
  • Steps to finding housing
  • Housing resources

Homeless Outreach Program Brochure

Contact Us

Health Team

Phone: 250.384.3211
Fax: 250.384.1586