Health Department

Mission Statement:

“To provide a holistic community based health program to foster the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being of the Esk’etemc”.


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    Esk’et Patient Transportation Program

    Information about arranging patient travel and the Health Department contacts. Please be advised that all Out of Town Patient Travel claims will be processed once the written confirmation is brought in to the Patient Travel (PT) Clerk Click here to read more

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    Home Care Nurse

    is responsible for providing community-based home care nursing servicesservices such as acute care nursing, client assessments, case planning and case conferencing Click to read more

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    Home and Community Care

    Responsible for providing housekeeping and home management services in accordance with Health and Safety Standards Click to read more

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    Children's Oral Health Initiative (COHI) Program

    was developed as a means to address the disparity between the oral health of First Nations and Inuit and that of the general Canadian population Click to read more

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    Community Health Nurse

    Responsible for providing a public health program to Esk’etemc members Click to read more


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    Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Referral

    are responsible for the community alcohol, drug, and other chemical use/abuse counselling, referrals, education, and awareness programs for the Health Department Click to read more

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    Data Entry Clerk and Patient Travel

    responsible for maintaining and preparing all patient travel documents and travel arrangements Click to read more

 

Esk’et Patient Transportation Program

Please be advised that all Out of Town Patient Travel claims will be processed once the written confirmation is brought in to the Patient Travel (PT) Clerk and must be signed by the client in order for travel request to be approved.

NOTE it is the Clients responsibility to bring in written confirmation to PT Clerk or fax to 250-440-5691.

Patient Travel is for Status Indians living on-reserve.   Clients (19 and over) must have a signed Doctor’s note stating that you have an appointment, the date of the appointment and if you require Escort, as escorts are only approved if there is a doctor’s request.

All Patient Travel forms need a Doctor’s signature; this is proof that you have attended the appointment; (For example: Kamloops appointments  if your appointment is between 1pm-3pm it would be considered a day trip and rooms will not be provided).

If you require further information, please see Raeal Johnson or Joyce Johnson, Health Director, or call 250-440-5651.

NOTE: we are ensuring that all information required on forms are provided for Audit Reasons.   Thank you kindly for your assistance in helping us to remain within the policy of our PT Program.

Community Health Nurse

Responsible for providing a public health program to Esk’etemc members.  This includes, but is not limited to: counseling parents in pre and post-natal periods, administering immunizations, conducting health conferences for infants and pre-school children, and the controlling of communicable diseases through health teaching.

If you require information regarding Community Health, please call 250-440-5651.

Home Care Nurse

The Home Care Nurse is responsible for providing community-based home care nursing services such as acute care nursing, client assessments, case planning and case conferencing.  She receives nursing supervision from the First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and Health Canada.

Home and Community Care

The Home and Community Care Program is responsible for providing housekeeping and home management services in accordance with Health and Safety Standards, personal care services, client support to social activities, and assists in client appointments with health services.

If you require information about First Nation Home Community Care programs click the following link: First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program or Esk’etemc’s Home and Community Care Program, please contact at 250-440-5651.

Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) Program

The COHI program was developed as a means to address the disparity between the oral health of First Nations and Inuit and that of the general Canadian population. COHI was launched on a test basis in 2004. COHI focuses on the prevention of dental disease and promotion of good oral health practices. The goal of COHI is to shift the emphasis from a primarily treatment based approach to a more balanced prevention and treatment focus. The initial focus for oral health promotion will be directed at three target groups: pregnant women and primary caregivers; pre-school children, 0-4 years of age; and school children, 5-7 years of age. Dorothy Johnson a member of the Esketemc initiates this program under Esk’etemc Health and visits the Sxoxomic School in order to teach the children about oral health.

If you require more information about the COHI program visit the following link COHI Program of Esk’etemc’s COHI program please contact Bertha Dick at 250-440-5651.

Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Referral

Ken Johnson is a member of the Esk’etemc band and is responsible for the community alcohol, drug, and other chemical use/abuse counselling, referrals, education, and awareness programs for the Health Department.  The Program receives some funds by Health Canada under the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP).  Also, the following link provides  a summary of basic information on all in-patient treatment centres funded by the NNADAP Treatment Centre Directory.

If you require information regarding the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program visit the following link NNADAP or Esk’etemc’s Drug and Alcohol Program, please contact Ken Johnson at 250-440-5651.

Data Entry Clerk and Patient Travel

Raeal Johnson is a member of the Esk’etemc band and joined the department in 2007as receptionist and was promoted to this position in April 2012 and is responsible for maintaining and preparing all patient travel documents and travel arrangements.  Raeal follows specific guidelines under Health Canada-Non-Insure Health Benefits programs which provides eligible Esk’etemc with a specified range of medically necessary health-related goods and services when they are not covered through private insurance plans or provincial/territorial health and social programs. Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) include prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication, medical supplies and equipment, short-term crisis counselling, dental care, vision care, and medical transportation.

If you require information regarding NIHB please visit the following link Benefits Information – Non-Insured Health Benefits – First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health or Esk’etemc’s Patient Travel Program, please contact Raeal Johnson at 250-440-5651 extension 235.