Witset Health Centre
What We Do
The Witset Health Centre has been in operation for 30 years serving on-reserve members of Witset. We have a Health Director who oversees the program services, staff and quality delivery. We are funded by First Nations Health Authority and each program has objectives and guidelines that must be met each year. The Health Director is responsible for managing the programs effectively, efficiently and with parsimony.The programs offered are:
Canada’s Oral Health Initiative: Provides dental screening and a basic dental care services to children and familes starting with Newborns to families. We have a dental therapist that offers service 2.5 days a week. We are currently looking for a dental therapist and will be using a dental hygienist with a COHI assistant we have here.
Canada’s Prenatal Nutrition Program is run by our Community Health Representative who works with our Community Health Nurse with expectant moms and newborns to school age.
Patient Transportation provides financial assistance and transportation arrangements for clients who must travel to medical appointments. This is for band members and it is the responsibility of the client to have Dr’ s send proper documentation of appointments and clients must bring back documentation that appointment was attended appointments. This is for band members and it is the responsibility of the client to have Dr’ s send proper documentation of appointments and clients must bring back documentation that appointment was attended.
We have a Home and Community Care Program that has a HCC RN who provides oversight to Personal Care Aides. PCA’s that do wellness visits with HCC clients and members of community doing Wellness Checks: Blood pressure, temperature, heart checks, and if necessary glucose checks. This helps to monitor health trends for community members. We have homemakers who provide light housekeeping and meal prep based on needs of clients. This program provides for initial assessment and regular re-assessments determining need. Also care is provided to clients returning to community post-surgery or with chronic disease.
Mental Health Counsellor who believes: Counselling is about meeting with a professional counselor to learn how you can manage your own life and to resolve difficulties that are hindering you from moving forward. The counselor’s role is to teach, mentor, coach and support you in achieving your goals.
Community Health Nurse does Community Health Education and vaccinations as needed. Main priority to promote and protect health for members of Witset.
The Cultural Wellness Advocate /Community Health Representative is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and coordination of support services for children and families. This person is responsible for the provision of appropriate home- and community-based support and prevention services, ensuring programs that promote Witsuwit'en culture, healthy lifestyles and relationships for youth.
We have a Recreation Director that provides early evening activities for Children, Teens and families. Sports activities, movie nights, bowling, swimming and cooking drop ins.
Addictions Counselling provides counselling to youth, families and individuals with a focus on addictions and trauma counselling.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have additional education and nursing experience, which enables them to: Autonomously diagnose and treat illnesses Order and interpret tests