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Splatsin Health Services aims to promote health through public health programming delivered by a Community Health Nurse (CHN).
Program support and delivery includes prevention and control of many communicable diseases:
Splatsin provides timely access to vaccines, improving immunization rates and increasing immunization awareness. The Community Health Nurse (CHN) offers child health clinics, adult clinics, school-based immunizations, and flu vaccine initiatives. The CHN manages the ordering and maintenance of vaccine supplies, including daily monitoring, and reporting to partner organizations.
The flu vaccine is now available. Visit our drop-in clinics on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. throughout the fall. Community Health Nurses will be available to answer your questions and give you the information and tools you need to stay healthy. If you are an elder, are pregnant or have chronic health issues, contact the Splatsin Community Centre to schedule a flu shot at your home.
Watch this video about the flu vaccine in our community.
Splatsin Health Services maintains and distributes harm reduction supplies for band members. This includes safe sex, needles, glass pipes, crystal meth pipes, sharp kits, naloxone kits and more. For a free, no contact drop-off, contact the Community Health Nurse: (250) 838-9538.
Watch this video about fentanyl testing kits.
This program aims to support the community throughout their lifetime. The program includes promoting healthy active lifestyles, preventing chronic disease and supporting prenatal care for families and infants to reach their fullest developmental potential. Available programs change with the seasons and with the needs of the community and include:
Splatsin’s Home & Community Care Program is a coordinated system of services that enables elders and other band members with chronic or acute illness and disabilities to receive care in their home and the community.
The Aboriginal Patient Navigator (APN) Program is now available to support self-identified Aboriginal patients, clients, families, and community members virtually. Individuals and families can connect to the APN Program through Zoom, a videoconferencing service, seven days a week, for support.
What services are APNs able to provide virtually?
APNs are available to:• offer emotional support to individuals and families;• connect you to mental health and wellness resources;• connect you to trusted information sources for COVID-19 and IH health services, and;• provide guidance on spiritual and cultural wellness.For more information on the APN Program and its services, find it here.What do I need to access an appointment with an APN?You will need reliable access to the internet. You can join using a desktop/laptop or most iOS and Androidmobile devices (newer than 2012). You can join the meeting using the Zoom Web Client from a browserwithout downloading any plugins or software. Zoom recommends Google Chrome for the best experience.When are appointments available?Appointments are available seven days a week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.How do I set up an appointment?Send an email to [email protected] to set up an appointment. Please identifyyour name, phone number, and community in the subject line. You will be contacted within 24 hours by thesoonest available APN to schedule a date and time for your appointment. You will receive a link and informationon how to connect to your email or phone, based on your preference, for the Zoom appointment.