T’it’q’et Health Mission Statement
To empower the P’egp’ig’lha to improve their health in a holistic manner, individually within families and the larger community through emotional, physical, spiritual and mental wellness. We will achieve this by providing programs such as Medical Travel support, Home Care, Nursing Services, Wellness and Addictions, Clinical Counselling, Family Preservation and Traditional Wellness.
Alerts or urgent health notice
At this time, PHAC has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population in Canada but this could change rapidly.
|Province or territory||Confirmed cases|
- 39 confirmed cases including:
- Four individuals who have recovered, as indicated by the resolution of symptoms, followed by two successive negative test results 24 hours apart.
- One individual who has died.
2,008 individuals and 2,803 samples tested as of March 6, 2020.
The number of samples tested will be higher than the number of individuals tested because some individuals are tested more than once.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in British Columbia:
“We are announcing eight new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 21 cases in British Columbia. The individuals are in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions and were confirmed positive based on BC Centre for Disease Control testing.
“Cases 14, 15, 16 and 17 are close contacts of case 10. They are a man in his 20s, a man in his 30s, a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 60s.
“Cases 18 and 19 are a woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s who reside in a single household. They recently returned from Iran.
“Case 20 is a woman in her 50s who frequently travels to Metro Vancouver from the Seattle, Wash. area. She is staying with family in the Fraser Health region.
“Case 21 is a woman in her 50s with no recent travel history who resides in the Fraser Health region.
“Four B.C. patients have now fully recovered and one patient remains in critical condition in care at hospital. The remaining individuals with COVID-19 are in isolation at home with support and monitoring from public health teams.
“Public health teams continue to identify and notify close contacts of all active cases. They will be supported to self-isolate for 14 days and are being monitored for symptoms.
“We are continuing widespread testing by screening British Columbians and travellers with symptoms, along with their close contacts, to identify cases of COVID-19 and take immediate action as we have seen today.”
Urgent or Crisis Line Phone Numbers
Mental Wellness: Urgent or Crisis Line Phone Numbers attached. A few individuals will be challenged with mental health issues. In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Mental health problems are common, mental health problems are real medical conditions, mental health problems are not character flaws, and effective treatments are available when you are ready. (Mental Health First Aid Canada). If you are experiencing a Mental Health crisis, please feel free to…..
Patient Travel Program description
Medical Transportation program is accessible through First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) for status clients who reside on First Nations communities, to attend medically required appointments outside of their community. This program is a supplementary program and is not intended to cover all costs related to the medical appointment.
This medical travel is granted when the medical clerk received the appointment notification containing all particulars in advance of the held appointment. Meal allowances are provided for appointments that necessitate for an overnight accommodation. (Forms are below)
A medical escort form from your doctor’s office must be provided in order to accompany and be provided a financial meal allowance assistance to you and your escort.
Home and Community Care and Nursing
Mental Health and Wellness
Web links and Resources
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) took over Indigenous health in British Columbia that began back in 2005; entered into a bilateral agreement called the Transformative Change Accord in 2006 and is governed by the First Nations Health Council. FNHA provides program funding (ex. Medical Travel), service and program initiatives; such as, the Plan W (Pharmacare) or Vision, Dental and Medical Equipment and Supplies program offered by Pacific Blue Cross effective September 2019.
The First Nations Health Council (FNHC) was created out of the negotiation back in 2005 and in 2006 signed the Transformative Change Accord to address the gaps in public health for Indigenous population in British Columbia. FNHC has a vast mandate to service Indigenous populations in British Columbia both politically and act as advocates for health change that is community-driven and nation-based.
The First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA) was established in April 2010; as many Health Managers had vast knowledge, experience and education to offer technical support to the pillars of health for British Columbia’s Indigenous populations.
The St’at’imc Outreach Health Services (SOHS) history began in September 2015 as an unincorporated society and “is based upon the work of the Northern St’at’imc Health Leadership [LTC Chiefs as Board of Directors] and the Health Directors/Leads of Xaxli’p, Xwisten, T’it’q’et, Sekw’el’was, Ts’kw’aylaxw and Tsal’alh [known as the Health Advisory Committee].” SOHS provides numerous health services for the Northern St’at’imc area both on and off reserve.
The Interior Health (I.H.) provides health care within the Northern St’at’imc territory and works in partnership with the communities to provide more cultural safety health care for the Indigenous population.
The Government of Canada simplified their Canada’s Food Guide so that Canadians can follow more easily. They provide information on eating habits and food choices and offer tips and recipes for all Canadians to follow.