Health Services

Location: 1004 Simon Road, Yellow House

Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed over lunch.

Reception: 250-428-4409

Laura Koop, Nurse Practitioner (NP)

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a health professional who has achieved the advanced nursing practice competencies at the Master’s graduate level of nursing education. Nurse practitioners integrate the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, including prescribing medications.

 Nurse Practitioner Outreach services are provided to Lower Kootenay Band every other Friday afternoon at the Yellow House.

Laura, NP can also see’s patients at the Creston Health Unit every Thursday and every Friday morning.

 

To book appointments please call 250-420-2700 or 1-888-480-2464 extension 3150.

Natasha Goldsbury – RN, Home and Community Health Nurse

250-428-4408

Home Care Nursing Services is responsible for the coordination and delivery of the LKB home care program. Areas of focus include First Nation and Non-Insured Health Benefits information, direct client care for nursing interventions such as wound treatment, foot care, medication management, physical assessments, screening activities and linkages to community service providers.

Plans, organizes, recommends and implements culturally appropriate home care for all ages with acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs, as referred to by their care practitioner/or self-referral.

 

Heather Fenner, RN, Community Health Nurse

Community Health Nursing Services include clinic visits for preventative health, pregnancy education and baby care, school visits, child health clinics, immunizations for community members and school, community workshops, communicable disease control, TB services/screening, environmental health prevention and education, HIV screening, STI education and harm reduction supplies.

  • The CHN visits the community every Wednesday.

 

Carrie Luke, Community Health Support Worker

The Community Health Support Worker uses a respectful, person-centered team approach to provide support to band members to maintain life skills and prevent relapse according to the individual care plan. Areas of focus may include household management, personal care, community access, social/recreational activities, and transportation. Part of this role also involves providing input to the health care team members regarding individual care plans.

 

Carrie Luke – Community Based Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Program​.

This program is monitored by Environmental Health officers through First Nation Health Authority.

Community-Based Drinking Water Monitors (CBWM) play a key role in the drinking water safety program as the designated person responsible for sampling, testing, recording and communicating the microbiological quality of treated water within the community. The CBWM is also responsible for disseminating results and developing and implementing a drinking water quality awareness program.

 

Catherine Strachan, Community Dietician 

Services include individual and group sessions, diabetes, chronic disease management, lifestyle and nutrition coaching.

  • Visits the community once a month/ Nutrition Kitchen

 

Shenoa Runge, Community Exercise Therapy Services include recovery from injury, better manage chronic pain such as arthritis and back pain through gentle movement and exercise, improve control of blood sugars with daily light exercise, increase general activity levels at home, in the community or at fitness facility, and healthy activity for weight management.

  • Visits the community once a month/ Nutrition Kitchen