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Programs & Services


Indigenous Hospital Liaison Services

This service provides First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis and Inuit peoples and their families with: help feeling comfortable in the hospital, making referrals, support for discharge from the hospital, and talking to healthcare providers about Indigenous culture (e.g. smudging, elder services). Ask your healthcare provider for more information about Alberta Health Services policy to allow spiritual ceremonies.

This program provides support and health information to healthcare providers, Indigenous patients / clients and their families through personal visits. Specifically, this includes:

  • case management
  • patient advocacy
  • cultural teaching
  • patient/client language interpretation
  • health literacy support
  • logistical support for discharge planning for Indigenous people

This service is available on site in hospitals, public health centres and in the community. Upon request, staff can be present at hospital rounds, medical appointments and case conferences. This program will communicate with the healthcare team to ensure provision of culturally sensitive healthcare service.

Patient / client language interpretation service is also available upon request.

Patients and clients may also be asked about their healthcare experience to help ensure they receive the best possible healthcare.

Contact Details

Chinook Regional Hospital

Address
960 19 Street S
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 1W5
Telephone
587-220-2542
Email
indigenoushealthprogram@ahs.ca
Getting There

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:15 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 8:15 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 8:15 pm

Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
aboriginal hospital liaisons
Eligibility

First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit peoples and their families.

Service Access

Community agencies, patients and families may self refer. See locations for contact information.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services