The Cwelcwélt Health Station is the central hub of the community which provides program delivery and an overall strategic direction of Indigenous-led health and wellness in the Williams Lake First Nation community, on and off reserve. The health station serves to lead community engagement programs that create health awareness and provides tools to WLFN community members as they seek to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Staff members at the Health Station advocate for all life stages in the community, including children, families, adults and elders. The overall goal is to develop and provide initiatives in collaboration with partner agencies and incorporate a culturally sensitive approach to health and wellness within the community.
One-on-one counselling services are available on a weekly basis.
Mental Health Resources:
– FNHA MH care providers: community mental health resources
– Child and youth mental health: community mental health resources
The target client group for the Home Care Nurse is the frail elderly, persons living with disabilities, the chronically or acutely ill requiring home-based treatment or care and persons recently discharged from hospital requiring care. Home nursing services include, but are not limited to the following:
- performing nursing assessments, treatments and procedures
- teaching and supervising self-care to clients, family members and other caregivers
- supervising and instructing Home Support Workers regarding personal care services
- hospital discharge planning and follow-up
- hospital liaison
- consultation with other health care providers
- health education
- wound management
- health monitoring
- client advocacy
Assistance in completion of referrals, treatment planning, and both pre- and post-treatment planning.
Mental health and substance use resources:
– Child and youth substance use resources: community mental health resources
– Opioid agonist therapy: harm reduction
– Tools for safer use: harm reduction
– Toxic Drug Poisoning Information
WLFN and Three Corners offer transportation for medical appointments regularly for patients with transportation barriers.
Monthly physiotherapy services are offered twice monthly.
These services can help new and expectant mothers and families through preconception to post-partum, including prenatal classes for men and women, pregnancy testing, education, breastfeeding education, home visits, screening for growth and development (every two weeks until two months old, and then monthly until four months old), and much more. Lunch and learns, swim groups, and mom and baby groups all encourage supporting new mothers through wraparound, educational support services.
- Connection to WLFN cultural support workers
- Land-based healing sessions
- Delivery of traditional medicines
- Sweat lodge ceremonies
- Traditional healers, workshops, and groups
Nurses are available at the Health Station three days per week for clinics (ex., vaccinations) and TB testing. The Nurse Practitioner is available once per week for patients who do not have a family doctor.
Health Station Coordinator
250.296.3507 ext. 182