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.
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 Overall Wellness Impact of COVID-19 (Dr. Nel Wieman, September 11, 3.56 mins)Responding to Overdose with Compassion (Dr. Nel Wieman, September 11, 31 seconds)Mental Health and COVID-19 (Dr. Nel Wieman, September 11, 44 seconds)How Has COVID-19 Affected People Who Use Substances? (Dr. Nel Wieman, September 4, 3.49 mins)Stay Connected (Dr. Nel Wieman, September 4, 30 seconds)Keep Your Bubble Small (Dr. Shannon McDonald, August 28, 1.31 mins)An Update on COVID-19 (Dr. Shannon McDonald, August 28, 1.54 mins)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
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 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.