250 256 7423 ext. 227
250 256 7423 ext. 240
250 256 7423 ext. 234
250 256 7423 ext. 238
Community Wellness, Community Wellness Counsellor
250 256 7423 ext. 235
Contact us about any of your health needs, or to develop a personalized one-on-one health plan for you or your family!
The physical well-being of our members is just the beginning of a much broader concept of health and wellness. Helping our members live well and be in good health means supporting them socially, emotionally, and psychologically as well.
Currently, the Health Department offers members the following programs and services to make sure that people have the support they need to be active, eat healthy, tackle drug and alcohol problems, and deal with other general health concerns. Also check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Medical transport (with physician’s note)
- Please allow 5 days to process
- Must have a Referral from a local physician, and get confirmation that you attended the appointment
- Dental health referrals must take 2 weeks processing. All dental referral must be approved prior to departure.
Ama Swa7: Home and Community Care
The Ama Swa7 worker will provide service to any on-reserve member who has a physical, emotional, mental or social need for assistance, in order to continue living independently in their own community. Service will be provided as needed to enhance the individual and the family’s independence.
Admission to the program is based on assessment of needs, and referrals can be by anyone -family, physician, or Social Worker etc.
Drug and Alcohol programs
Drug and Alcohol programs that focus on prevention, intervention and after care. Services can include counseling and public awareness, recreation activities, cultural and spiritual events, support groups, referrals to treatment centers, detox programs, medical services and social services. The drug and alcohol worker is available Monday – Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon).
Referrals for counseling and assistance with other mental health related needs.
The Community Wellness Counsellor is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.Please contact if other arrangements are needed.
Youth recreation programs; Summer day camp, Hunting Camp and culture camp, Thursday youth nights and many more activities.
We administer the recreation and sports fund, create and promote programs on reserve and are always looking for new activities for members.
Help with gardening: Providing garden vegetable seeds to community members to grow their own gardens to freeze, can, dry and trade.
Healthy eating assistance: nutrition counseling, nutrition information sessions.
Screening for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and other important health criteria.
Community Health Representative
Our Community Health Representative/Nurse provides Pre and Postnatal care, dental health, some home care services, and child health clinics.
Clinics and Workshops
Putting on a variety of clinics and workshops to keep Xwísten community members informed about health issues.
Contact us about any of these programs, or to set up a one-on-one meeting to discuss your health needs and how we can help.