The Nursing Station (NS) provides primary care services for urgent and emergent conditions.  The NS is primarily treatment based, meaning they will provide assessment/treatment and or triage/follow up (for example triage with Bella Bella Medical Clinic General Practitioners if a higher level of care is required).

In addition to primary care, the NS also provides services that would be provided by a Community Health Nurse in a Health Centre. The role of this nurse is to support health promotion in order to prevent disease, illness, and advancement of current conditions. Their primary mandate is to provide programs for maternal/child health and immunizations, but they also provide support in:

  • Assessment
  • Immunization
  • Education
  • Screening
  • Maternal/child health (pre postnatal) – assessment / education / support
  • Newborns – assessment, immunizations, and monitor growth and development
  • Infant, toddler, preschool: immunizations, screening (for vision & hearing), and monitor growth and development
  • School aged & adolescent – screening (for TB skin tests, etc.), education (hand hygiene, general health, sexual health, etc.), immunization (as determined by the province)
  • Adult – health, education, possibly screening, chronic disease management etc.
  • Elder – Education / Screening / Immunizations – Flu vaccines / falls prevention, medications, etc.
  • Home care nurse

Additional Health Services

Home Care Nurses

Home care nurses provide supportive care to clients in their homes. Home care nurses and their staff enable individuals to maintain some independence and remain in their homes. The Home and Community Care Service aims to help people with acute and chronic conditions to function independently at home as much as possible. The program mandate is to “promote independence and respect”. Visit the Health Centre to speak with a nurse if you think this service would benefit you or a loved one.

Physician

The physician team from Bella Bella Medical Clinic work in collaboration with First Nation Health Authority (FNHA) nurses, agency nurses and the home & community care nurse via onsite visits, and tele-health medical services. The physician (general practitioner) performs consultative support for nurses in Klemtu regarding any urgent or emergency cases. Medivac (medical evacuations) can be issued once the nurse gets it approved by the attending physician.

Health Benefits

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Health Benefits Program provides health related goods and services to meet medical or dental needs not covered by provincial, territorial or other third party health insurance. This program currently includes dental, medical supplies & equipment, medical transportation, mental health/crisis intervention, pharmacy, medical services plan and vision care.

Patient Travel

The FNHA Health Benefits Program provides community members with transportation to the nearest appropriate medical or health related facility located off reserve when necessary in order to receive medical and other health related services. This program enables access to health care resources that are not locally available in Klemtu. This is administered in accordance with the directives and guidelines established by First Nations Health Benefits (NIHB). The Kitasoo/Xai’xais Health Centre will apply for medical transportation approval from FNHA and submit necessary supporting documents.

Dental

The Dental Program at the Kitasoo Xai’xais Health Centre provides dental care benefits to the clients living in Klemtu. Dental services are coordinated by Dr. Cam Robson and his dental assistant from Northern Raven Dental. Northern Raven Dental provides a new vision of dental services to rural populations with emphasis on servicing First Nations directly in community. They provide service through scheduled visits to decrease the burden of dental problems while increasing the level of preventative care and clean healthy teeth. Northern Raven Dental offers full comprehensive dentistry, from checkups and fillings to root canals and dentures. The denturist visits based on approvals/predeterminations for required services.

Regarding denture work:
A new denture is eligible every 8 yrs
A reline is eligible every 2 years
Within reason you can do repairs (addition of teeth/repair fractured dentures) with no restrictions.

Northern Raven Dental sees the importance of building a strong foundation of good oral health in Children. We want to motivate and inform children and care givers toward healthy teeth and dental habits.

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