Health Services

Krista Johnny is Beecher Bay First Nation Health Lead. She organizes the programs that keep our community well and healthy.

Programs are held during the year to assist the community with health and wellness needs. They include:

  • Nutrition workshops
  • Baby programs (when we know if there is someone pregnant in the community)
  • Elders abuse
  • Diabetes days
  • Literacy

 Housekeeping services are available to those unable to take care of the house themselves, and who do not have family members able to help out. Generally, a staff member will come in once or twice a week to help out with the heavy housework. Some clients are seen more often due to special needs. Our homemakers do tasks such as sweeping and washing floors, washing the client’s dishes, cleaning the bathroom, and changing the bed linens. They do not do yard work or extremely heavy tasks such as cleaning ovens or windows.

Contact info: 

PH: 250-478-3535

Email: krista@beecherbay.com

Community Health Nurse

Angie Gibson is Beecher Bay's Community Health Nurse contracted by First Nation Health Authority (FNHA).

She is able to provide a broad range of Medical information, skills and provide Adult and Childhood Immunizations.

Skills of the Community Health Nurse include:

  • Immunizations ( Adult, Youth, infant)
  • COVID19 Testing and Vaccinations
  • Wound Care
  • Liaison with hospital/clinic staff
  • Advocate for clients health needs/concerns.
  • Obtain medical information for clients.
  • Referrals to Island Health for OT, PT, and Nutritionist.
  • Diabetes & Foot Care -> A1C and blood glucose monitoring
  • Weekly Blood Pressure Readings
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Pre & Post Natal Care
  • Well Baby Care
  • Sexual Health
  • First Aid Services
  • Etc…

To book an appointment with Community Health Nurse; please contact Angie at the Health Office, located in the Community Building.

PH: 250-391-5791

Cell: 250-217-6931 

Email: angie.gibson@fnha.ca

Counseling Services

 The Beecher Bay First Nation Mental Health Team offers individual counseling for a wide range of issues and facilitated group opportunities.  They are always happy to meet with any community member who feels they could use some extra support. Some of the issues that people see us for are:

 

  • Self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Residential School Trauma
  • Grieving
  • Stress
  • Sexual and Physical Abus
  • Coping Skills
  • Drugs & Alcohol Treatment  Applications
  • Wellness Group Work
  • Addictions Recovery
  • Maternal Child Health
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

We have a variety of approaches available from the Mental Health Team. We encourage anyone to discuss your personal situation with Annemarie. Our support and counseling are always confidential. If you wish to see our counselor Annemarie Richmond or Maternal Child Health Worker, Rita Marshall your first step is to contact the one you wish to speak with. They will ensure that your information is kept confidential.

To book an appointment with a counselor, please TEXT or email Annemarie Richmond

Cell: 250-710-2118

Email: annemarie@inclusionarts.com

OR email Rita Marshall

Cell: 778-966-2629

Email: rita.marshall@fnha.ca

 

If you are in crisis and would like immediate support, please call:

Kuu-us crisis line at 1-800-588-8717

Or

Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888

Or 

If you are a child or youth and would like to talk to someone call the Helpline for Children at 310-1234.