The Treaty 8 Tribal Association (T8TA) has hosted a health hub department since 2008.
The health hub is one of eight hubs set up to provide community health services to First Nations across BC. T8TA is proud to support services that aim to enhance healthly lifestyles and positive outcomes.
The T8TA health department ensures all northern communities are well informed by offering up-to-date health information and providing health education services. The community engagment coordinator acts as a go-between for regional health hub offices.
The department keeps member nations informed on current health issues in the northern areas, provides relevant information, advises on resources available in each area, and provides ongoing educational opportunities. The department also plays a vital role in helping communities form positive relationships to enhance outcomes for First Nations living in NEBC.
Another service provided by the T8TA health hub is helping northern First Nations clients with applications for the financial assistance required to access health care. On occasion, clients must travel to areas with specialized medical health services that are not available locally.
Gladys Lawrence, T8TA’s medical transportation clerk, is responsible for processing these applications for assistance with transportation, accommodation, mileage and meal benefits.
This service is for registered off-reserve First Nations clients living in northeastern BC (including Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe, Kelly Lake, Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek, Taylor, Fort Nelson, and all points in between).
First Nations clients living on-reserve can access the same benefits by contacting the patient travel clerk at their respective band office. Each of the six bands has its own medical transportation to bring patients to the local hospital for specialized appointments, treatments or surgeries.
Please keep in mind, we can only assist with medical transportation benefits for OFF Reserve members living in Northeast BC. For other Non-insured health care benefits, First Nations members can contact the Non-insured Health Benefits Regional office in Vancouver at 1-800-317-7878
Contact Gladys Lawrence
Phone: (250) 785-0612, ext. 228