Alcohol & Drug, Mental Wellness Programs

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The Penticton Indian Band Health Department offers a wide scope of Mental Health and Addictions services for community members living on reserve.

Elaine Kruger is a registered NNADAP worker and brings a wealth of knowledge, true depth of caring to this program. She incorporates tradition and cultural whenever possible.  Elaine is a Pentiction Indian Band member living on reserve and a Health Team member for 5 years.

For any Clinic and Professional services or questions: Please contact Elaine Kruger at: Phone: (250) 493-0048 ext: 123 Cell: (250) 809-6766 or Email: emkruger@pib.ca

ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAM SUPPORTS

  • On site A&D counselling, outreach also
  • AA and NA program support
  • Pre-Treatment Center application processing
  • Detox referrals
    • Pre & Post treatment counseling
    • Other support services
    • Referrals to Health Clerk for transportation subsidy for Treatment Center Travel
    • Processing of Prior approval for medical exam tests for Treatment Center applications

CRISIS SERVICES

  • Outreach and on Call
    • Social Development and Health department have four staff trained at all times in suicide prevention/intervention
    • PIB Health department ensure that there are staff as team members on the Okanagan Nation Crisis Response Team.

RESOURCES AND EVENTS

  • Extensive library of books, VHS, information for clients to reference
  • Lead support for National Addictions Awareness Month Campaign
  • Around the Kitchen Table (ATKT) HIV/AIDS awareness workshops monthly

INTER-DEPARTMENTAL AND EXTERNAL LINKAGES

  • IHA Health Unit
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance Crisis Response Team

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