Health

Health covers many topics and affects everyone from individuals to the overall community. First Nations Health is under the responsibility of the First Nations Health Authority. For individual health benefits (including Patient Transportation and Non-insured Health Benefits), Metlakatla members can log in or register for access to the members only pages.

Metlakatla currently receives funding for the following on-reserve services: Aboriginal Head Start, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Alcohol & Drug Program, Solvent Abuse, Brighter Futures, Mental Health, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, Communicable Disease and Injury Prevention, Drinking Water Safety Program, Community Health Nurse, Community Health Representative and operating & maintenance support.

For those members that do not reside in Metlakatla, Northern Health is responsible for the delivery of health care across Northern BC including: acute care, mental health, public health, addictions and home & community care services.

For more information on general health advisories, and regional programming, check out our Health Resources page

For more information on Metlakatla’s Health Program and Services, check out the following pages:

Metlakatla Health Centre.

Non-Insured Health Benefits. [www.metlakatla.ca/Programs/Health/noninsured]

Patient Transportation [www.metlakatla.ca/Programs/Health/patienttransportation]

  • Non-insured Health benefits

    If you are a registered Metlakatla Band member living in BC but not in a location being serviced by FNPTP in Prince Rupert, you need to contact the Non-Insured Health Benefits at 1-800-317-7878.

    This is also the toll free number where you can obtain information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication, medical supplies and equipment, short term crisis counselling, dental care and vision care. If you are a registered Metlakatla Band member residing in Canada but not in BC, visit the Non-Insured Health Benefits website for a toll free contact number.

  • Patient Transportation

    Transportation for members living off-reserve

     First Nations Patient Transportation Program (FNPTP) assists with travel arrangements for First Nations people travelling to the nearest appropriate health facility for medical appointments using the most efficient and economical methods. To obtain assistance, contact the First Nations Patient Transportation Program in Prince Rupert at 624-4646 or toll free 1-888-624-5504.

    Do you qualify?