CONTACT INFORMATION, FIRST NATIONS INUIT & HEALTH
Dental 1-888- 321-5003
Care Card 1-800-663-7100
Other Inquires 1-800-317-7878
As of July 1st Non-insured Health Benefits is now called First Nation Health Benefits (FNHB)
The Penticton Indian Band Health Clerk is your first contact with the Health department, the clerk can/ will be able to refer you to the staff member best suited to your needs. The Health clerk schedules and processes all Patient travel needs, medical fee coverage (restrictions apply), can assist with dental, optical and prescription questions. The Health clerk processes Medic alert bracelet forms for first nations and is a liaison for band/community members with outside medical agencies.
Vera Gabriel and Mike Pierre are trained Patient Travel clerk and receptionist they are both Penticton Indian Band members and Health team members for more than 7 years each.
CLINIC AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Client appointment bookings please contact Mike Pierre or Robin George at: Phone: (250) 493-7799 ext: 101 & 103 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PATIENT TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Please have all documentation faxed, or hand delivered to the Health Clerk – well in advance if possible. Documentation needed – Date of Travel, Medical reason for travel, Location traveling to (Kelowna, Vancouver) and Medical site (hospital, clinic), time of appointment, any dietary needs (diabetic) do you need an escort? If so your doctor will need to provide reason why you need an escort (not needed if the patient is a child/minor).
MEDICAL FEE COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS
Only available to community members, low income and limited to $50.00 per year per person.
OPTICAL AND PRESCRIPTION REQUIREMENTS
Can be covered based on Medical fee requirements, Health Clerk can provide information if needed. web link address to FNHB: please CLICK HERE for more information on FNHB.
CARE CARD APPLICATIONS
For New born infants, you must register your baby within 60 days of their birth.. A copy of the birth certificate (registered live birth) must be provided with your application.
For replacement cards – your lost card number, and birth certificate must be provided with the registration.
* There is no fee to pay – if it is your first Care Card replacement
IMPORTANT! If moving back from out of Province – you must reapply for your medical in BC within 3 months of returning, please contact the health clerk for more information.
- First Nations Health Benefits site
- Non-insured Health Benefits – Health Canada site
- Benefits Information – Health Canada site