health-heal

Promoting A Healing Environment For The Higher Good Of All

Líl̓wat Health & Healing delivers excellent holistic community health services. The department meets its goal of community wellness through programs delivered by four separate sub-departments: Community Health, Home and Community Care, Maternal and Child Health, and Traditional Healing.

From health fairs that emphasize the management of chronic conditions to counselling and addiction services, Health & Healing addresses community members’ needs throughout all stages of life, from infancy to the elder years. Guided by the principals and values of Nt̓ákmen (Our Way), the department integrates traditional ways into all its practices.

Health & Healing’s programs help community members achieve physical health and social wellness through exercise, social support, and interactive learning. The department works to empower the individual by providing services such as health check screening days, chronic disease self-management support and skills development. Health & Healing continues to work towards the goal of ensuring First Nations health is guided by First Nations.

Health & Healing Programs

  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Community Health
  • Annual Health Fair
  • Hospital discharge follow-up
  • Wound care
  • Chronic condition management
  • Men’s health
  • Spiritual health

Sexual Health

Líl̓wat-Opt Clinic for Sexual Health
Sexual health services include pap tests, birth control counselling and prescriptions, pregnancy testing and options counselling, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and other sexual health information. The Opt Clinic services are available to all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

Home And Community Care

  • Homecare Services and Assessments
    Homecare is a positive option to aid in healing. Health & Healing assesses community members’ needs and then develops homecare plans with appropriate services assigned.
  • The LEAP Program
    The Líl’wat Empowerment Accessibility Program (LEAP) improves services for adults and children living with physical or cognitive challenges.
  • Foot Care Clinics
    Foot care is an important part of preventative health in older people. However, for those with limited mobility proper foot care can be problematic, these regularly held clinics address this issue.
  • Better at Home
    A United Way-managed program designed to help elders remain independent as they address the challenges of aging.

Maternal and Child Health

At Health & Healing, maternal and child healthcare begins with excellent prenatal care. The centre supports new mothers throughout their pregnancy, child’s birth and pre-school years. Among the services offered:
At Health & Healing, maternal and child healthcare begins with excellent prenatal care. The centre supports new mothers throughout their pregnancy, child’s birth and pre-school years. Among the services offered:

    • Prenatal care
    • Doula services
    • Baby clinics
    • Maternal child health nursing
    • Vaccination clinics
    • Pharmacist consultations
    • Child development assessments

 Contracted Services

Health & Healing brings a variety of healthcare practitioners into the community on a regular basis.

  • Dental
    Dr. Raymond Krummee and dental hygienists Maridee Fitch and Heather Wunder are available three days a week.
  • Medical
    Nurse Practitioner Erica Vanzanten is available once a week.
  • Other Services
    • Audiologist available once a month
    • Pharmacist available once every six months
    • Podiatrist available once every six month

 

Líl̓wat Christmas Bureau

Celebration has a very positive effect on an individual’s health. Recognizing this, Health & Healing operates the Líl̓wat Christmas Bureau to ensure that all community members can enjoy a pleasant holiday season.

Mental Wellness and Addictions

  • Counselling (individual and group)
    Health & Healing’s group counselling programs include Elders Circle, Caring for the Caregiver, Family Circles and Around the Table. We are also proud to offer ceremonial support.
  • Residential School Support
    Health & Healing provides residential school survivors and their families advocacy and resourcing, healing workshops, and support sessions.
  • Drug And Alcohol Counselling (NNADP)
    Health & Healing offers culturally appropriate drug and alcohol counselling to the community through Cedar Circle Counselling Services. To aid in recovery, Cedar Circle helps with:
    • Residential treatment applications
    • Detox support
    • Ceremonial support such as using a sweat lodge, smudging and brushing

We offer an Alcoholics Anonymous program and promote sobriety through our Annual Líl̓wat Addiction Awareness Week programs.

  • Psychiatric Services and Referrals
    Mental health can be effectively treated to improve the lives of those suffering. Vancouver Coastal Health psychiatrist Dr. Layne Harvey is onsite at the Líl̓wat Health & Healing at least once a month. There are other opportunities to meet with Dr. Harvey at the Pemberton and Whistler health centres.
  • Youth Outreach
    Health & Healing supports our youth through:
    • Weekly Youth Nights
    • Career and personal counselling
    • Summer support activities

An Al-Anon program is also available to youth dealing with addiction within their families. We also deliver the Positive Action program and community health education at Xeťólacw Community School.

Sign Up For a Program

Community members can find out what programs are currently available by contacting Líl̓wat Health & Healing at 604-894-6655 or by visiting the health centre.

To register for a program online, please click here.

Health & Healing Location

Health & Healing
11092 Black Bear Road
Xet̓ólacw Community
Mount Currie, BC V0N 2K0
Phone: 604-894-6656

For More Information

Rachel Andrew-Nelson
Director of Community Health Services
Phone: 604-894-6656 Ext. 245
Email: rachel.andrewnelson@lilwat.ca