"Take Care of Each Other" – that is the message from the FNHA's Dr. Shannon McDonald. As infections continue to surge, we need to redouble our efforts to flatten the curve, while being calm, kind and safe.
The FNHA is continuting to work with provincial and federal partners to actively monitor and respond to the pandemic. We have created these pages to help BC First Nations people and their healthcare providers and community leaders get the information they need to deal with the challenges posed by the pandemic and keep themselves and others safe.
This is not the time to lower our guard against COVID-19. We need to continue to protect each other, especially our Elders and people who are vulnerable, through physical distancing and handwashing. Stay strong and stay the course during this pandemic – however long it takes.
BC First Nations Individuals | Community Leaders | Health Professionals
The Flu Shot and COVID-19 (Dr. Shannon McDonald, October 14, 7.17 mins)
First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day (Dr. Kelsey Louie, May 5, 4.21 mins)Keep Your Bubble Small (short) (Dr. Shannon McDonald, August 28, 1.31 mins)An Update on COVID-19 (Dr. Shannon McDonald, August 28, 4.33 mins)An Update on COVID-19 (short) (Dr. Shannon McDonald, August 28, 1.53 mins)
Mental Health and COVID-19 (Dr. Nel Wieman, September 11, 44 seconds)The Overall Wellness Impact of COVID-19 (Dr. Nel Wieman, September 11, 3.56 mins)Stay Connected (Dr. Nel Wieman, September 4, 30 seconds)We Have So Many Strengths (Dr. Nel Wieman, April 1, 7.43 mins)
Information about the pandemic is being distributed in many different channels. Here are some of the most authoritative sources of public health information, on the pandemic generally and for BC First Nations communities specifically.
Indigenous Services Canada: Accessing Financial Benefits & Support Indigenous Services Canada: COVID-19 & Indigenous Communities BC Treatment Centres Accepting FNHA's Per Diem Rate Tsow-Tun-Le-Lum: 1-250-268-2463 (Toll-free: 1-888-590-3123)Indian Residential School Survivors Society: 604-985-4465 (Toll-free: 1-800-721-0066)FNHA & Your Privacy
BC Government COVID-19 Web PortalBC Government COVID-19 App & Self-Assessment Tool BCCDC COVID-19 WebsiteBC Pharmacy Association: Your Pharmacist Can Help Government of Canada COVID-19 App & Self-Assessment ToolGovernment of Canada Quick Reference Contact InformationHealthLink BC: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 info line: 1-833-784-4397
If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care provider or local public health office or call 8-1-1.