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Nurse Practitioners - South Island, Central Island, North Island

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) deliver a range of health care services to First Nations individuals, families and communities.

Nurse Practitioners are nurses with advanced knowledge and clinical skills which enable them to:

    • Diagnose and treat diseases, disorders and chronic conditions
    • Order diagnostic interventions, laboratory tests and medications
    • Manage medical conditions
    • Refer patients to specialists
    • Act as health advocates for Aboriginal members

Working with the interdisciplinary teams and physicians in each community, Nurse Practitioners also assist with health promotion, illness prevention and treatment, health education, awareness, counselling and education to reduce some of the more chronic health concerns facing community members such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, addictions and mental health issues.

Nurse practitioners working in Aboriginal health centres are mindful of cultural practices, approaches and traditional medicines that support holistic care and services.

 

South Island - Victoria
Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Françoise Juneau, Nurse Practitioner
Email:  francoise.juneau@viha.ca


Danielle Linton, Nurse Practitioner
Email:  danielle.linton@viha.ca

We contract with the Victoria Cool Aid Society and work in partnership with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) to support and provide space for an Aboriginal Doctor and Nurse Practitioners.  This is a free confidential service for Aboriginal people who do not have a doctor.

The Nurse Practitioner can provide specific advice on health concerns including:

    • Women's health
    • Youth health
    • Mental health and wellness
    • Other health issues

 

Regular Clinic Hours 
Mondays: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesdays: 10:00 am to 4:30
Fridays: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Location 
231 Regina Avenue 
Victoria, BC  V8Z-1J6

To book an appointment, call 250-384-3211 or go to: www.vnfc.ca


 

South Island - Saanich
W’SÁNÉC First Nations

    • Pauquachin Band Office – North Saanich
    • Tsartlip Health Office – Brentwood Bay
    • Tsawout Health Department – Saanichton
    • Tseycum Band Office – North Saanich


Kelly Sharp, Nurse Practitioner
Email:  kelly.sharp@viha.ca

For Appointments Contact:  Pauline Thorne, MOA
Phone:  250-652-1149, Ext. 207

Location

Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd
Saanichton, BC
V8M-2C3
Fax: 778-351-0311

Tseycum First Nation
1210 Totem Lane
North Saanich, BC
V8L-5S4
Fax: 778-351-0311


Harry Uppal, Nurse Practitioner
Email: hardip.uppal@viha.ca


For Appointments Contact:  Alena Peters, MOA
Phone:  250-652-4473 

Location

Pauquhachin First Nation Band Office
9010 W Saanich Rd
North Saanich, BC
V8L-5W4
Fax: 250-652-8395

Tsartlip Health Centre
#3 Boatramp Rd
Brentwood Bay, BC
V8M-1N9
Fax: 250-652-8395

 

Central Island

    • Cowichan Tribes - Tw'ewultun Health Centre - Slhexun Sun'ts'a' Clinic
    • Halalt Health Unit
    • Malahat Health Unit
    • Penelekut Health Centre

Cowichan Tribes 
 
Valerie Jefferd, Nurse Practitioner 
Ts'ewulhtun Health Centre 
Slhexun Sun'ts'a' Clinic 

5768 Allenby Rd
Duncan, BC  V9L-5J1
Phone: 250-715-3322
Cell: 250-510-4759
Fax: 250-715-3321 
Email: vallerie.jefferd@viha.ca

Location - Hours

Monday - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Malahat Health Unit
Phone:
250-743-3900
Fax: 250-743-8900

Tuesday - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Penelekut Health Centre
Phone:
250-246-9885
Fax: 250-246-4663

Wednesday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Halalt Health Unit
Phone:
  250-246-2127
Fax:  250-246-8990

Thu - Fri - 8:30 am -4:30 pm
Cowichan Tribes - Ts’ewultun Health Centre - Slhexun Sun'ts'a' Clinic
Phone:
250-715-3322
Fax:  250-715-3321

 

North Island - Mt. Waddington

  • Kwakiutl Health Centre
  • Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw Health Centre
  • Port Hardy Medical Clinic
  • Quatsino Health Centre

Lisa Greer, Nurse Practitioner - Family

Phone: 250-230-1100
Fax: 250-902-6009
Email: lisa.greer@viha.ca

The nurse practitioner can provide a wide range of health services and support (including diagnosis and treatment) of:

    • Chronic diseases like COPD, diabetes, and high blood pressure
    • Elder's health
    • Women’s health
    • Prenatal care
    • Child and youth health
    • Mental health and wellness


Location and Hours - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Monday  
Port Hardy Primary Health Care Centre
Phone:
250-902-6008
Fax: 250-902-6009

Tuesday 
Quatsino Health Centre
Phone: 250-949-7161

Wednesday 
Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw Health Centre 
Phone: 250-949-8131

Thursday 
Kwakiutl Health Centre 
Phone: 250-949-6625