Esk'etemc Health Services
Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs, 8am - 5pm
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Esk'etemc Health Mission Statement
"To provide a holistic community-based health program to foster the spiritul, mental, emotional and physical well-being of Esk'etemc."
Joyce Johnson, Health Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Johnson, Addiction Services -email@example.com
Renee Mckeown, LPN Nurse -firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantal Baba, Youth Wellness Clinician - email@example.com
Fred Johnson Sr., Traditional Medicine - firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Patenaude Nurse Practitioner - email@example.com
Asia Elliot, LPN Nurse - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamara Brigden, LPN Nurse - email@example.com
Raeal Chelsea, Administrative Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Freda Johnson, Administrative Assitant - email@example.com
Doreen A. Johnson, Home Support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mildred Belleau, Home Support email@example.com
Holly Simm, Home Support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochelle George, Care Aide - email@example.com
Megan Rabbitt, Care Aide - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmen Dennis, Care Aide - email@example.com
Terry Buhler, Dental Therapist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours for Specialized Health Services
Renee McKeown, LPN - Mon - Thurs - 8am to 5pm
Tamara Brigden, LPN - Mon - Thurs - 9am to 4pm
Asia Elliot, LPN - Mon, Tues - 8am to 5pm
Chantal Baba, BA, Child and Youth Care, MA. Counseling Psychology, Registered Clinical Counsellor - Mon, Thurs, Fri
Colleen Patenaude, NP - Mon, Wed, Thurs
Catherine Birtwhistle, MScN, PM-NP(F), RN(C) - Tues
Community Health Nurse
Responsible for providing the public health program to Esk’etemc members. This includes: 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.
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 Programor Esk’etemc’s Home and Community Care Program, please contact at 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.
Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) Program
The COHI program was developed 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.
If you require more information about the COHI program visit COHI Program or contact Joyce Johnson at 250-440-5651.
Drug & Alcohol Counselling/Referrals
Ken Johnson is responsible for community alcohol, drug, and other chemical use/abuse counselling, referrals, education, and awareness programs. The Program receives some funds by Health Canada under the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP). For a summary of basic information on all in-patient treatment centres funded by the NNADAP, see Treatment Centre Directory.
for more info regarding the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program visit NNADAP or contact Ken Johnson at 250-440-5651.
Esk’et Patient Travel Program
Maintaining and preparing all patient travel documents and travel arrangements, the Patient Travel Program follows specific guidelines under Health Canada-Non-Insured Health Benefits 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.
NOTE: 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.
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).
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.
for more info regarding NIHB please visit Benefits Information – Non-Insured Health Benefits – First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health or contact Raeal Johnson at 250-440-5651 extension 235.