COVID-19: Health Services

The health and wellness of the community has always been Splatsin’s number one priority, and the pandemic is no exception. Most health services and programs continue but are offered by appointment only or over the phone. See below for temporary changes to service and program delivery as well as additional services related to the pandemic.

By Appointment Only

Contact the Splatsin Health Centre to book an appointment at (250) 838-9538 or see the staff directory to contact a health professional. Most services and programs continue during the pandemic. This is to protect both our staff and band members against COVID-19.

Report Sickness

If you experience flu-like or respiratory symptoms for more than 24 hours, call the Splatsin Health Centre and speak to a Registered Nurse. After hours, call HealthLink BC or use the Government of BC’s Self-Assessment Tool. It is critical that all sickness is reported to help prevent the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 Education

Learn about from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) about COVID-19 so you can help protect yourself and the community. Splatsin Health Services is also available to answer any of your COVID-19 questions.

In collaboration with the Communications Department, Splatsin Health Services compiles the most recent first nations COVID-19 data and publishes findings and recommendations to keep the community informed and help protect against the virus. Updates are posted weekly on Fridays on our website and social media accounts.

COVID-19 Testing
  • What: Testing for COVID-19 has been expanded to our community for anyone with flu-like or respiratory symptoms for longer than 24 hours.
  • Why: To stop the spread of COVID-19 within our community
  • Where: The Enderby Health Centre at 707 3rd Ave has opened a drive-thru testing site. Nurses from the Splatsin Health Centre are providing doorstep testing for special circumstances only.
  • When: The Enderby Health Centre is testing Splatsin Band Members between 1:00 and 2:00 pm on weekdays by appointment only.
  • How: At the first sign of flu-like or respiratory symptoms, call the Splatsin Health Centre at (250) 838-9538 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on weekdays. A nurse will assess you and help you navigate timely and appropriate testing services. On evenings and weekends, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.
COVID-19 Mental Wellness

Splatsin understands that the pandemic can be a difficult time for band members. Our Mental Wellness Team continues to serve the community with changes to services, as well as some new ones.

Self Help Guide

If you prefer not to seek help, refer to Splatsin’s Self Help Guide for mental health crisis lines, addictions support, harm reduction, domestic violence and abuse, food banks and more.

Counselling and Counselling Referrals

Splatsin’s Holistic Wellness Practitioners are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to speak with you over the phone or to make an appointment. We are also referring to FNHA-approved counsellors.

Coping Skills

Five Senses

Stress Reduction Skills

General Coping Skills

Meditation Videos

Teresa Naseba Marsh

Calm Together

FNHA Virtual Doctor of the Day

If you don’t feel safe visiting a health centre during the pandemic, but need to see a Doctor, this program is for you. A collaboration between the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, this program gives first nations citizens access to virtual medical appointments with FNHA-approved Doctors. To book an appointment, call (855) 344-3800, seven days a week between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

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