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.
This is a unique service for First Nations people in BC and their family members, even if those family members are non-status. The program includes doctors of Indigenous ancestry, and all doctors are trained to follow the principles and practices of cultural safety and humility.
Dr. Kelsey Louie is a member of the Tla'amin Nation and is one of the Indigenous doctors serving in the program. He is also a Medical Officer with the FNHA. Dr. Louie explains what a doctor of the day is and what type of medical care is offered through the program.
Watch the interview.
Listen to podcasts about the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day.
Megan Hunt and Eyrin Tedesco Speaking on the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day Program (Podcast)
Hear from two of the creators of the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day Program - Megan Hunt, Acting Executive Director of eHealth and Primary Care, and Eyrin Tedesco, Clinical Project Director, Primary Care and eHealth. In this short podcast, Megan and Eyrin describe this barrier-removing program and how it is providing access to primary care for First Nations people and their families living in BC.