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Information for Wildfire Evacuees

​​​Refilling Prescriptions

With the current evacuations taking place in BC, some patients may not have access to their medications and will require a refill or replacement. If you need to replace or refill a prescription for medication, please go to a local pharmacy and they will be able to provide support. If you require any support with this process, please call 1.855.550.5454.

Medical Transportation

If you require patient travel services due to the wildfires, including routine transportation to dialysis and other appointments, please contact FNHA Health Benefits at 1.800.317.7878 and we will guide you through what supports are available.

Medical Supplies and Equipment (Including Oxygen Tanks) and Eyewear

For all medical supplies and equipment, including refill or replacement of oxygen tanks and related products, please contact FNHA Health Benefits at 1.800.317.7878.

For all vision inquiries, including replacement of lost glasses, please contact FNHA Health Benefits at 1.800.317.7878.​

Dental Items (Dentures)

Please contact FNHA Health Benefits at 1.800.317.7878

Evacuated community members are being asked to seek medical care from the nearest medical facility in the receiving community, health clinic or hospital.​​

Mental Health Supports​

Ku-Us Crisis Line: 1-800-KUU-US17 (588-8717)

Available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of where individuals reside in the province, those in need of support can call for an immediate response.

FNHA Mental Health Counselling

Please contact FNHA Health Benefits at 1.800.317.7878 to be connected with a mental health counsellor.

Clean Air Stations

Air quality in many communities is a growing concern and FNHA Environmental Health Officers are available to work with impacted communities to create clean air stations in communities for vulnerable populations. FNHA Environmental Health Officers are available to support the development clean air stations and are currently contacting all impacted First Nations. Contact EPHS Regional manager Casey Neathway with any questions (778-875-3486).​

Post-evacuation

Your home may be impacted by smoke, soot and ash, chemicals, structural damage and water damage. This information is a collection of health and safety considerations during initial work to restore your home. This document is intended to be broad-serving and not all of the information may apply to your situation.

Returning to Your Home Aft​er Wildfires​​​ (PDF 207 KB)

Re-entry/Recovery after Wildfire Evacuation Info Sheet​ (PDF 187 KB)

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