Skwah First Nation is proud to offer first class medical services to its members, with the Medical Center located right in the Skwah Band Office Building. Staffing the center regularly is Sunny (RN, CHN), who is the Community Health Nurse, and Pamela (LPN, CHR) who is a Community Heath Representative.
On Site Doctor:
Thursday mornings, appointments are available for Skwah Band Members. Call Seabird Health Center to make your appointment at 1.800.788.0322. Thursday afternoons there is a walk in clinic open to everyone. Sign up is from 1-2, with the clinic open from 2-4. Members may also make appointments to see him at Seabird Island.
On Site Nurses:
Sunny is available on Tuesdays, and Pamela is available Mondays through Thursdays from 8am to 4pm. Members can also make appointments to visit the nurses for foot care, assessments, travel assistance, blood pressure, TB screening and more. Appointments may be made by calling 604.792.3499. If you would like to see the nurses for walk in, please check in with reception in the Band Office first.
Seasonally, the nurses offer Flu shots and back to school shots. Regular immunizations are available by booking an appointment.
Audrey Sam from Chawathil runs the Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) every three months, looking after the basic dental needs of our children. If your child is not yet in this program and you would like to register him or her, they must be assessed first by a dental specialist. An announcement will go out when she will be coming.
Once a year, Dr. Ahmed holds an eye clinic at the medical center. This date will be announced in advance on the events page of the web site.
The following workshops are usually held on the following dates, but please check the events calendar to make sure no changes have been made.
Diabetes: First Tuesday of every month, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Community Kitchen: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Pre/Post: First Thursday of every month, 11:00am – 1:00pm
There are also other monthly workshops on health related topics, please check the Health Calendar as well as the events page on this website for this month’s workshop!
Out of the Community
The community nurses provide a Home Care Program for elders with chronic illnesses who need extra help in the home, as well as a Foot Care program for Elders and persons with diabetes. They will also do home visits for members who live on reserve if they are unable to make it to the clinic as well as home visits for new moms. They will help arrange patient travel for members who are going to see specialists, as well as advocate for members with their doctors if needed. They can provide referrals to programs such as the Aboriginal Infant Development Program, the Aboriginal Child Development Program and Kwiy:Os maternal child health.All visits are kept strictly confidential.