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- Where does the funding come from?
- If you have status and you are a BC resident; funding is covered by the First Nation's Health Authority. If you are from another province, funding is covered by Health Canada If you do not have Status; funding might be covered by social assistance programs, EI, Friendship Centre, EAP, or personal funding. Return to top
- No, but assistance may be provided by your band, friendship centre, or social program. Return to top
- No, but persons with no status must cover their own cost. Return to top
- First Nations Health Authority, Health Canada, or your band (non-insured). Return to top
- For status persons your band will cover medical costs. Return to top
- Must I have children to attend?
- In most cases yes, we are a Family Development Centre. Exceptions may be made for elders and long term couples on a case-by-case basis. Return to top
- We accept mothers in their first trimester, however, as the emotional work can be difficult we reccomend they wait until the baby is born. Return to top
- A family usual consists of one or both parents and a child or children. Immediate family of the parents may also be included (i.e. parents or siblings). Return to top
- How do I get Referred?
- Clients must be referred by an alcohol and drug counsellor, mental health conselor, family counsellor social worker, medical person, etc. Clients must have a counsellor to provide post treatment care. Return to top
- Can I attend if I'm not from British Columbia?
- Yes, Please contact our intake department. Return to top
- When can I start?
- All clients must be referred. They must have a minimum of 6 visits with a counselor and a completed intake package. Return to top
- How soon do I need my application completed?
- As soon as possible, admission is first come first serve. Return to top
- Are there wait lists?
- Yes, usually 1-2 sessions, the wait may be reduced by quick and satisfactory completion of the application package. There may be cancellations near intake day. Clients on the wait list may be put on standby and must be able to travel here with few days notice. Return to top
- Does everyone in my family need to fill out an intake package?
- Yes, all family members must have an intake package filled out. Return to top
- Do children need a medical exam?
- The children need a medical exam if a parent tests positive for TB, if the children have been in foster care, or if there is an existing medical condition. Return to top
- What forms are required prior to confirmation of attendance?
- Complete application packages, complete medical exams for adults, immunization records for children, travel to and from the centre, all copies of court orders (probation, parole, suspended sentence), all MCFD or DAA orders, and grocery funding confirmation for six weeks. Return to top
- Do we accept patients on methadone?
- Not currently. Return to top
- Do we do drug testing?
- Yes, upon arrival and at other times we deem necessary. Return to top