The FNHA is working with provincial and federal partners to actively monitor and respond to the pandemic. We have created this web portal 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.
In BC, we have flattened the curve of the pandemic, but we need to be vigilant and prepared for a likely second wave of infection. We need to continue to protect each other, especially our Elders and people who are vulnerable, through physical distancing and handwashing.
First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day (Dr. Kelsey Louie, May 5, 4.21 mins)Stay Safe, Stay Strong, Stay Connected (Dr. Evan Adams, April 7, 7:10 mins) 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.
For First Nations
First Nations Virtual Doctor of the DayIndigenous 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 Web PortalBC 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.