This department is intended to ensure full access for Snuneymuxw people to the provincial healthcare system.
This is achieved through the registration of community members for physician, hospital and other medical services through the provincial Care Card program.
Additionally, non-insured health benefits are available to all First Nations people regardless if they live on or off-reserve for:
- prescription drugs
- dental care
- optical services
- medical equipment and supplies
These benefits can be received either directly from service providers or (in the case of medical equipment and supplies) through Inter Tribal Health Authority.
Snuneymuxw manages its own medical transportation program through the work of our Non-insured health benefits Clerk. In addition to assisting our people register under the Care Card program, they help with travel to scheduled medical appointments either directly using the Health Centre vehicle or by arranging travel subsidies for distant appointments.
Regan Seward, Non-Insured Benefits Coordinator