Nak'azdli Health Cetre

Health Centre

Contact

Phone: (250) 996-7400
Fax: (250) 996-2262
Fax: (250) 996-7767 (Home & Community Care)

Health Director: Jenny Martin, healthdirector@nakazdli.ca
Office Assistant: Kim Pius, healthassistant@nakazdli.ca
Receptionist: Sherry Ostberg, healthclerk@nakazdli.ca


Upcoming Events

  • Drop-in Yoga Open to Everyone

    Mondays, January-March, 5-6 pm, Kwah Hall

    Sarah Creasor is leading a yoga class on Mondays in Kwah Hall. It is open to everyone. For more information, contact Sara at (250) 996-7400 or wellnessassistant@nakazdli.ca.

  • Pre/Post Natal Yoga

    Beginning February 7, 10 am, Health Centre

    The Pre/Post Natal Yoga Challenge starts February 7. Everyone is welcome—even if you don’t have kids and just want to give it a try! Contact Dallas Sam or Raegan Julian for details.

Ongoing Events

  • Soup and Bannock

    Tuesdays, 11 am – 1 pm

  • Pre/Post Natal Group

    Wednesdays, 10 am-12:00 pm

  • Uloo khoh (Mother Goose)

    Thursdays, 10 am-noon

  • Elder’s Tea

    Fridays, 11 am—2:00 pm,
    First Friday of the Month
    Elder’s Breakfast & Bingo  9-11:00 am 


News


Health Centre Programs


Maternal Child Health ProgramSyaz Yaz Logo

The Syaz Yaz (My Darling Little One) Program provides parental support for First Nation Families with infants or young children who live on reserve. We also provide Making the Connection Programs for parents and infants. Syaz Yaz works to build and develop a cultural strength in families. We connect parents and families with the appropriate community resources, promote healthy babies, children, and families. Syaz Yaz offers a Drumming and Singing Program to the community and a Father Inclusive Program.

‘Uloo Khoh (Mother Goose) Program

The ‘Uloo Khoh Program is a weekly parent support program. Activities include singing songs, telling stories and cooking classes. We provide nutritional support education and healthy snacks and lunch to the children and parents who attend.

MCH Coordinator: Caroline Bird, mchcoordinator@nakazdli.ca
MCH Home Visitor: Alex Erickson, homevisitor2@nakazdli.ca
MCH Home Visitor: Janessa Alexis, homevisitor1@nakazdli.ca


Uba Shas’an

Father’s (Grizzly Bear) Den

A place where fathers can be fathers.

Uba Shas’an is a group designed to give new fathers and experienced fathers a place to come together and learn. Being a father is not easy; in today’s age it is a lot of work. But it is also fun! You are never too old to have fun and activities are even more fun with your children.

Please feel free to join us for good conversation. Learn something new about yourself and your surroundings as a father in your community.

To join the group or receive more information, please contact Alexander Erickson at the Nak’azdli Health Centre, (250) 996-7400 ext. 212 or homevistor2@nakazdli.ca.


Community Wellness

Our Community Wellness Program is an individual client support program for referrals and assessments. We provide support and after-care services for those returning from treatment.

Our program focuses on the 7 dimensions of wellness:

  1. Emotional
  2. Intellectual
  3. Social
  4. Environmental
  5. Physical
  6. Spiritual
  7. Occupational

We also offer youth counseling and services through the trauma counsellor and community wellness worker.

National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)

Community Wellness also offers the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP). The NNADAP is a Health Canada Program aimed at high levels of alcohol, drug and solvent abuse.

We promote community health and the sober lifestyle by focusing on the three key areas:

  1. Prevention activities aimed at preventing serious alcohol and other drug abuse problems
  2. Intervention activities aimed at dealing with existing abuse problems at the earliest possible stage
  3. After-care activities  aimed at preventing alcohol and drug abuse problems from reoccurring

Community Wellness Worker: Maria Riske, communitywellness@nakazdli.ca

Wellbriety Meetings

Tuesdays at 6 pm, Nak’azdli Health Center
Maria Willick, Facilitator

Wellbriety is a culturally-based approach to sobriety. Meetings include reading from the book, The Red Road to Wellbriety in the Native American Way. Daily meditations, open discussion and smudging are also part of the meetings.

New members are always welcome!

Contact Maria at (250) 996-7400 or communitywellness@nakazdli.ca for more information.

The Nak’azdli Women’s Support Group

The women’ support group meets weekly at the Nak’azdli Health Centre. It was designed to strengthen and nourish our women and to provide support for the daily changes women face.

Counselling Services

Brazzoni and Associates now offers counselling services with Melanie Lansall and Heidi Kasweter at the Nak’azdli Health Centre. Services are available Monday through Friday for all Band members including children, families, couples and individuals. Book an appointment, or simply stop by to say “hi”, solve a problem, or get something off your chest! This service is completely confidential.

Children attending Nak’al Bun or FSJSS School can see Melanie during school hours. All other appointments can be made with either Heidi or Melanie at the Health Centre.

Heidi’s Hours (at the Health Centre) Rotating Wednesdays every Thursday-Friday 9 am-6 pm


Community Health

The Community Health Program focuses on the Community’s Health. We provide immunization and vaccination for the Nak’azdli Community according to the BC DC immunization schedule. We also have health promotion and prevention programs provided to Nak’al Bun Elementary School for the following:

  • Hand-washing promotion
  • Personal health and wellness promotion
  • Sexual Education
  • Tuberculosis screening

Well Baby Clinic

Weekly clinics are held at the Health Centre by the Community Health Nurses to assess infant and child growth and development.

Harm Reduction

The Harm Reduction Program is aimed to keep people safe and minimize death, disease, and injury from high risk behaviour. Harm reduction involves a range of support services and strategies that enhance the knowledge, skills, resources, and support for individuals, families, and communities to be safer and healthier.

Home Care Nurse

Our Home Care Nurse will perform client assessments and referrals as need by appointment or as walk-ins. We also handle case management of clients who access home care services and foot care services for clients with assessed foot care needs.

Community Health Nurse: Lisa Sam, healthnurse2@nakazdli.ca
Community Health Nurse: Renada Walstrom, healthnurse1@nakazdli.ca

Home Care Workers

Our Home Care Workers support clients who need assistance with household duties such as cleaning and cooking. We also provide a “Meals on Wheels” program, which brings our clients in the community a meal on Fridays every week.

Home Care Coordinator: Jody Mann, hccnurse@nakazdli.ca
Home Support Worker:  Lucy McKinnon, homecareworker@nakazdli.ca
Homemakers: Gina Joseph, Charlotte Johnny

Transportation and Delivery

We provide a wheelchair/walker-friendly van to transport patients to and from various medical appointments.

Bath and Shower Room

A Century bathtub is available to help facilitate bathing ease for our clients. A shower is also available for our community members.


Health Promotion

Diabetes Services

We promote education ad awareness for community youth in grades 3 and 4, once a week at Nak’al Bun Elementary School. The Health Centre holds monthly clinics and meetings for our diabetic patients within the community. Case management is also provided for our clients with diabetes.

Diabetes Education: Nadine Button, diabetesed@nakazdli.ca

The Children’s Oral Health Initiative Program (COHI)

Our Children’s Oral Health Initiative promotes education and awareness of proper oral care for infants and children ages 0 to 7 years old. We provide fluoride applications and consult with the appropriate dental healthcare professionals.

Patient Travel Services

Patient travel services are available to assist with travel arrangements to and from medical appointments outside of the community. This service is also available to Nak’azdli off-reserve members.

  • Medical Transportation Benefit

Patient Travel Clerk: Jackie Antoine, healthtravel@nakazdli.ca


Prenatal Health

The Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

The Canadian prenatal nutrition program is a community-based program delivered through the Public Health Agency of Canada. It promotes public health and provides support to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, new mothers and babies. The CPNP is geared towards all pregnant women and new mothers and their babies (up to 6 months old) within the community who may be at risk for poor health and nutrition or just want a place to visit.

We promote healthy weight gain during pregnancy and the addition of folic acid and prenatal supplements. Labour support is available to those who may want the service.

Prenatal Classes

We provide prenatal classes that focus on eating well for you and your growing infant. The Health Centre can assist you when your dealing with:

  • Discomforts of pregnancy
  • Relaxation
  • Stress management
  • Families
  • Relationships
  • The birth experience
  • Postpartum issues

Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition

We support and promote breastfeeding as the way to provide optimal nutritional gain for your baby’s physical and emotional growth. Our Infant Nutrition Information includes information about how and when to introduce new foods into your infant’s diet.

Brighter Futures

The Health Centre provides medicine picking when in season, family activities and dances, community events that promote health, soup and bannock luncheons and an Elder’s Tea.

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