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Programs & Services


Indigenous Wellness Core

This program partners with Indigenous peoples, communities and key stakeholders to provide accessible, culturally appropriate health services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Alberta.

The Indigenous Health Program (IHP) delivers health services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Alberta. The IHP works with Indigenous peoples, communities and other partners to provide services to Indigenous patients that honour their culture, beliefs and identities.

Our work is guided by five important areas:

  • Caring for our patients with respect and dignity
  • Improving access to health services
  • Treating people as unique individuals
  • Managing addictions and mental health
  • Staying up to date on the health of Indigenous Albertans

We do this by connecting with Indigenous communities, leaders, decision-makers, and most importantly, our patients. In addition, we are guided by the advice of our Wisdom Council, a group of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Albertans who first came together in September 2012. Their goal is to help ensure that all Indigenous Albertans receive the best possible health care.

For more detailed information, contact the Indigenous Health Program in your zone:

Access
Service Providers May Include
community health representatives, cultural helpers, dietitians, indigenous health coordinators, indigenous hospital representatives, licensed practical nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses (RNs), street outreach workers, traditional wellness counselors
Eligibility

Any person that is First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, or Inuit, and their families.

Referral Needed

Can self-refer or be referred by family or friends.

Service Access

Programs and services are customized by Zone. Call your zone for more information, or email IndigenousHealthProgram@ahs.ca


Service Locations
Also Known As
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Aboriginal Health Program, Indigenous Health Program