BRFN Health Department
BRFN Health Centre is staffed with a team that consists of several different departments to provide healthcare services to people within the community. NNADAP, Medical Transportation, Homecare, Dental Therapy, CHR, MCH, Prenatal/Postnatal, KYS, ADI, Headstart and Daycare.
BRFN Daycare offers a variety of activities to enhance the cultural, spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual development of toddlers and preschoolers. The daycare also provides readiness programs to prep the children for grade school.
The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) community‐based program provides prevention, intervention and aftercare and follow‐up services for BRFN community members. Prevention strategies conducted by the program provide culturally appropriate programs to educate and create awareness about addictions. As a result, individuals, families, and communities learn and recognize high risk behaviours that can often lead to addictions.
Medical Transportation Team
The Medical Transportation Coordinators assist community members with mobility problems attend their health-related appointments.
judy lachance & Shelley whitefish - Medical Transportation Coordinators
Confidential Fax: 306-724-2399
COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVES
Assisting the community Health Nurses with Baby Wellness Clinics, prenatal/postnatal classes, home visits and helping parents fill out letters for Canada Revenue Agency.
Know Your Status (KYS)
Piloted by Health Canada, Big River First Nation (BRFN), has been running a successful HIV screening program called Know Your Status (KYS) since 2011. The combined effort of leadership, its Elders and healthcare workers created the program, which provides HIV prevention and testing services to BRFN community members in a culturally appropriate manner.
A cost-effective alternative to homecare clients, BRFN community members are provided the help they need in the comfort of familiar surroundings. Whether patients are recovering from accident or illness, Homecare Workers provide a variety of services to ensure the health and well-being of patients.
Charlotte Lewis & Stephanie Lafond – Homecare Health Nurses
Denise Lachance, Kristen Bear, Delores Rabbitskin, Rose Smallboy & Arnold Dreaver – Home Health Aides
Office: 306-724-4664, ext. 225
Mental Health Therapists
BRFN Mental Health Therapists- Refer clients to NNADAP or Cultural Mental Heath or other programs and service both on and off reserve.
Corinne Stevens - Mental Health Therapists
Head Start Program
BRFN Head Start program located at Mistahi Sipiy Elementary School provides school readiness services to over 20 children. The Head Start program provides a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language and literacy.