The First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day program enables First Nations people in BC with limited or no access to their own doctors to make virtual appointments. The intent of the program is to enable more First Nations people and their family members to access primary health care closer to home. If you do not have a doctor of your own, or have lost access due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 1-855-344-3800 to book an appointment. Medical Office Assistants are available to help you seven days per week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The FNHA’s COVID-19 Web Portal contains the latest information for First Nations individuals, community leaders and health professionals. You will find videos, podcasts and shareable resources.
*NEW* The FNHA has received federal funding to administer the Indian Day Schools Health Support Services (IDS HSS), a new fully-funded mental health program that is available as of Feb. 8, 2021. The IDS HSS program supports former Indian Day School students, as well as anyone who has experienced the effects of trauma associated with a family member’s time at an Indian Day School. Clients can be status or non-status. If you are looking for more information on the FNHA mental health counselling programs you can visit www.fnha.ca/benefits or call the Health Benefits Program at 1-855-550-5454.
FNHA has produced a series of videos and fact sheets designed to help you support your mental health and wellness during this difficult time. These resources aim to explain the nature of the pandemic and the impact it might be having on your mental health. They also provide specific suggestions for dealing with the mental health and wellness issues raised by the pandemic.