Health Department

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The Health Department provides Home Care, Community Health, and Patient Travel programs and services. The Home Care and Community Health programs support vary from client-to-client dependant on individual needs. Services can include advocacy during hospital stays or medical appointments, assistance with housecleaning, medical supplies, and medical transportation. The Home Care and Community Health Nurse Supervisor will work with the client and/or family to plan care around the identified needs and assign a worker based on the individuals’ needs.

Health Centre Calendar

Contact Info:

  • Home Care
    • Phone: 250-292-1478
    • Email:
  • Community Health
    • Phone: 250-292-1478
    • Email:

    Blood Pressure Clinic Info: Click Here for More Info

  • Patient Travel
    • Phone: 250-292-1478
    • Email:
  • Mental Wellness Resources


    FOUNDRY 778-646-2292

    501 Main Street, Penticton

    For First Nations youth aged 12 – 24, 24/7 crisis line, in-person counselling by appointment.


    JAMIE HOLLOWAY, Child & Youth Mental Health Clinician

    250-293-6784 (call or text) 


    KUU-US CRISIS LINE SOCIETY  1-800-588-8717

    Youth Line: 250-723-2040

    Adult Line: 250-723-4050

    First Nations and Aboriginal specific 24/7 crisis line service BC. KUU-US Crisis Line Society works and operates on the unceded territory of Tseshaht and Hupacasath



    Answered by staff 24/7.


    YOUTH IN BC 1-866-661-3311


    For youth resources or talk with a counselor online 24/7.


    KIDS HELP PHONE 1-800-668-6868


    24/7 e-mental health service offering confidential support to young people.

    Support also available by Text at 686868




    A 24/7 phone line that offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. “On-Line” Chat Counseling Service.


    A national service for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience.

     BC SUICIDE SUPPORT LINE 1-800-784-2433

    If you are in distress or are worried about someone in distress who may hurt themselves call: 1-800-784-2433   (help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

     CANADIAN VIRTUAL HOSPICE: Honouring Grief and Loss


    MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION LINE: 310-6789 (no area code needed) Answered 24/7/365

    Provides emotional support, information on appropriate referral options and support relating to mental health and wellness.


    If you require additional information, please feel free to contact the Band Office and ask to speak with one of the Health Team staff.




Meet our Health Director, Lindsay Bishop:


I grew up in Keremeos/Hedley and lived there most of my childhood and adolescent life. I am Cree/Ojibway with descendants from Scotland. I currently reside in Princeton. I took the Resident Care Aide course in 2008 and it has been an amazing career of keeping client care needs, at a paramount level, giving the dignity and respect that they all deserve. I have been in the health field for over 15 years now, and I believe I positively impact the lives of others every day; I give myself compassionately and empathetically so everyone can live happily and with ease. I am proud to be in the field that I am in, and I love what I do because I am most passionate about making a difference.” Mîkwec

Meet our Community Health Assistant, Saisha Wagnitz:

“I grew up in Burnaby, BC and moved to the Similkameen at the end of 2018. Originally arriving to pursue a different career path, I was thrown into an eye-opening situation that led me to what I am doing now. Being certified with my OFA Level 3, travelling throughout BC and the Yukon for work, and living in rural communities for many years has given me a new outlook on the difficulties of rural healthcare for working families, prenatal and postnatal care, assisted living and palliative care for Elders, mental health, and so much more. As USIB’s Community Health Assistant, I want to ensure that members feel supported and heard now more than ever. My goal is to help change the way healthcare is made available to our community. “