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First Nation Health Centre

Beaver Lake First Nation Health Centre

Community Programs

Beaver Lake Health Services administers a number of community programs supporting a suite of community-based and community-delivered initiatives and strategies that collectively aim to improve health outcomes and reduce health risks in three targeted areas: children and youth, chronic disease and injury prevention, and mental health and addictions.

Children and Youth

  • Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)
  • Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve (AHSOR)

Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

  • Aboriginal Diabetes Initiatives (ADI)

Mental Health and Addictions

  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
  • Brighter Futures
  • Mental Health
  • Youth Solvent Abuse Program (YSAP)
  • National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS)

Health Protection And Public Health

Communicable Disease Control

  • Blood Borne Pathogens & Sexually Transmitted Infections – HIV/AIDS

Environmental Health Program

  • Environmental Health – Drinking Water Safety

Primary Care

  • Home and Community Care (FNIHCC)
  • Community Health Representative (CHR)
  • Support Services

Non-Insured Benefits

  • Medical Transportation
  • Gas Support
  • Medical Transportation, Direct

Contacts

CFNHM, Director (780) 623-4276 Beaver Lake Medical Van (780) 623-8618 Early Learning Childcare (780) 623-3110

Wah-Pow Treatment Centre

Beaver Lake Wah-Pow Treatment Centre

The Beaver Lake Wah-Pow Treatment Centre is an accredited not-for-profit organization that delivers holistic alcohol and drug treatment programs to couples and individuals who are ready to work towards sobriety. Operating since 1984,the Beaver Lake Wah-Pow Treatment Centre is located 15 kilometres south east of Lac La Biche on Beaver Lake Cree Nation. The Centre provides an intensive 49-day holistic program specializing in the treatment of trauma and abuse. The program includes group lectures, role playing, video, and other presentations; additionally, a number of recreational activities are available.

A sweat lodge, pipe ceremonies, cultural dances, seasonal Pow Wows, and daily smudging and prayer help to promote and maintain a balance of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of each client.

Individual clients are accommodated in a shared, spacious, and comfortable room while couples reside in shared cabins. There is 24-hour security as well as round-the-clock counseling services on-site.