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Health authority launches virtual program for Indigenous people – Oliver Chronicle

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202055 Views

May 28, 2020

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has announced the launch of a virtual health care program for B.C. Indigenous people unable to access in-person care.

The program provides virtual doctors’ appointments, either over the phone or over a video conferencing session. The service currently has 31 doctors on staff, including 10 of Indigenous descent.

The First Nations Virtual Doctor a Day program helps the FNHA pursue their goal of breaking down barriers to culturally safe, appropriate primary care.

“When cultural safety and humility are enabled, First Nations people are more likely to access care when they need it,” said FNHA board chair Marion Colleen Erickson in an emailed press release.

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