Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Brenda Baptiste
Mental Health/ Substance Abuse Team Lead
198 Outma Sqilx’w Pl, Penticton, BC V2A 0E3 Phone (250) 274 -2598
Harmony Pickett
Mental Health Substance Abuse Worker
Phone (250) 274-2530
Obi Oniah
Mental Health Substance Abuse Worker
Phone (250) 274-2642
Fernando Mendoza
Mental Health Substance Abuse Worker
Phone (250) 274-3728
Melissa Letendre
Recovery House Manager
310 Green Mountain Road, Penticton BC V2A 0E1, Phone (250 ) 274-3403

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

  • Referrals to Clinical Counselling services including psychologist, Alcohol & Drug Counsellor etc
  • Pre/post-treatment/recovery and detox assistance
  • Men’s Group
  • Cultural Well-being
  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Family Recovery Circle (coming soon!)

For any Clinic and Professional services or questions: Client appointment bookings please contact at: Phone: (250) 493-7799 ext: 101 or Email:


Alcohol & Substance Use Program Supports

  • On site Alcohol & Substance Use counselling, outreach also
  • AA and NA program support
  • Pre-Treatment Center application processing
  • Detox referrals
    • Pre & Post-treatment counselling
    • 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

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