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Dr. Fox returns from fellowship program with new knowledge and skills

The wait is over! After taking a year off to undergo a fellowship study, Dr. Robert Fox has returned to normal duties at the Health Centre. During his fellowship at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver, Dr. Fox expanded his knowledge of a range of addiction behaviors, such as substance abuse - including street drugs, [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Health & Social Development|Comments Off on Dr. Fox returns from fellowship program with new knowledge and skills

First Nations communities rallying to help evacuees

It was a long, uncertain journey for the Elders from Canim Lake. The group of fourteen Elders, caregivers and pets were headed home from the Elders Gathering at Campbell River on Vancouver Island July 11 - 13. Many of the Elders had made it all the way to Kamloops when the evacuation order was issued [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Health & Social Development|Comments Off on First Nations communities rallying to help evacuees

Protect yourself from heatstroke

The summer heat is here and while it can be enjoyable, it can also cause harm to you or a loved one. Heatstroke occurs when the body fails to regulate its own temperature and body temperature continues to rise, often to 40°C (104°F) or higher. There are many ways you can prevent heatstroke from happening. [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Health & Social Development|Comments Off on Protect yourself from heatstroke

Introducing the A:yelexw Recovery Home!

For many years the Seabird community has been asking for a detox, treatment and recovery facility closer to home more and easily available. We are happy to announce that our facilities are now open. We have a 13 bed Men’s Health & Healing Home and 10 bed Women’s Health & Healing Home. For now, the [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Health & Social Development|Tags: |Comments Off on Introducing the A:yelexw Recovery Home!

You may get a phone call or knock on your door this December

Seabird Island with First Nations Health Authority participates in the Regional Health Survey. The Regional Health Survey was developed by First Nations for First Nations. It is the first ever First Nations owned and operated health research. It has been ongoing for 20 years! This survey gives us data about health status and the things [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Health & Social Development, Membership|Comments Off on You may get a phone call or knock on your door this December

Mammogram screening clinic returns

Seabird Island once again welcomes the mammogram screening clinic on September 1. Medical experts recommend that women aged 40 to 79 with no signs of a breast problem (such as lumps, nipple discharge, etc.) have a screening mammogram at least every two years - because “once is not enough”. We need to compare your new mammogram with your previous exam to detect changes - [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Health & Social Development|Tags: |Comments Off on Mammogram screening clinic returns

New Doctor joins Seabird Island’s Health Centre

If you’re a patient of Seabird Island’s Health Centre, you may notice a new face at the Doctor’s Office. Dr. Rob Brooks joined Seabird Island in June and will be one of the temporary replacement Doctors at the Health Centre while Dr. Robert Fox furthers his education in addictions medicine at the University of British Columbia. While Dr. Brook’s education has led him [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Announcement, Health & Social Development|Comments Off on New Doctor joins Seabird Island’s Health Centre

Meet Carlene Brown

Meet Carlene Brown: Early Childhood Program Manager - Health and Social Development Department 1. Why does Seabird Island Band need an Early Childhood Program? Seabird Island Band needs an Early Childhood Development program for many reasons. Most importantly, we care about our children and recognize that they are the future of our community and culture. [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Categories: Health & Social Development|Tags: |Comments Off on Meet Carlene Brown

Naturopath and medicine woman Dr. Jeannie Paul seeing clients at Seabird

Dr. Jeannie Paul joins the Seabird Island Medical Center the first and second Tuesday of each month to offer natural, homeopathic treatments for acute and chronic pain. Dr. Jeannie Paul, a fully accredited Doctor of Naturopathy, trained at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland Oregon. If you suffer from acute or chronic pain including: back pain, muscle problems, [...]

By | August 20th, 2014|Categories: 2014-15, Announcement, Health & Social Development|Comments Off on Naturopath and medicine woman Dr. Jeannie Paul seeing clients at Seabird

BC Cancer Society’s Mammogram screening clinic returns

Seabird Island once again welcomes the BC Cancer Society’s Mammogram screening clinic on September 3rd. Medical experts recommend that women aged 40 to 79 with no signs of a breast problem (such as lumps, nipple discharge, etc.) have a screening mammogram at least every two years - because "once is not enough". We need to [...]

By | August 20th, 2014|Categories: Announcement, Health & Social Development|Tags: |Comments Off on BC Cancer Society’s Mammogram screening clinic returns