Health Services

Pauquachin Health Services

Pauquachin has a strong and extensive health program, led by band office staff members, which supports community members in their physical, mental and spiritual health. The band office’s health support for the community is a combination of in-house services and referrals to outside agencies.

HEALTH SERVICES IN PAUQUACHIN

Walking Group

Weekly walking group. Come and join us in living an active lifestyle and increasing physical activity.  


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Public Health Nurses

Monica and Melinda are Registered Nurses providing Public Health Nursing services through the Pauquachin Band Office....


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Good Food Box

The Good Food Box is a non-profit alternative fruit and vegetable distribution system. Boxes are available for pick-up...


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Brighter Futures Program

The Brighter Futures Program provides a brighter future for the community in many different ways: Pauquachin Day in...


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Diabetes Circle

The Diabetes Circle meets on a weekly basis at the Band Office on a drop-in basis. This circle is a support group for...


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COHI Program

The Children's Oral Health Initiative (COHI) is an early childhood tooth decay prevention program designed to improve...


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Nursing Care

Nurses and nurse practitioners are present at the band office during certain days of the week in order to provide care for a range of health issues, including prenatal and post-natal support, immunizations, communicable diseases, speech pathology, as well as child development and growth. Nurses are also able to refer patients to a psychologist and addictions counsellor when needed as well as provide subsidies for these services.

Physical Health & Nutrition

In order to support nutrition and physical health, the band office offers multiple services such as the

  • Children Oral Health Initiative (COHI) for in-house dental services
  • Milk and Eggs program for pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Monthly Good Food Box
  • Weekly diabetes meet-up group
  • Weekly women’s fitness session.

In addition, the band office partners with Panorama Recreation in order to offer sports and recreational opportunities for youth.

Health Challenges

Pauquachin has a strong and extensive health program, led by band office staff members, which supports community members in their physical, mental and spiritual health. The band office’s health support for the community is a combination of in-house services and referrals to outside agencies.

Key health issues that the Pauquachin community faces include:

  1. Mental illnesses such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression
  2. Chronic illnesses including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and more,
  3. Drug addiction, which is largely a product of self-medication for mental health issues.

Relationship violence and sexual abuse are additional challenges affecting the mental health of community members. Individual conditions are influenced by determinants of health, which includes poverty, socioeconomic status, and access to resources. The isolated location of the reserve often makes it challenging for residents to reach health services. Although the band office tries to provide support for transportation through bus or taxi vouchers, community members still face barriers in using transit.