The Health Department provides a comprehensive range of services for Tsartlip First Nation in the areas of community, primary care, and home care. The health team aims to enhance and maintain the health and well-being of individuals, families and groups.

Health Services Provided

The health team works closely with organizations such as the Saanich First Nations Adult Care Society (SFNACS), FNHA, Island Health, various pharmacies and much more. The goal is to establish effective working partnerships with these organizations so clients feel comfortable accessing culturally safe care and services that may not be provided at the health centre.


Our Core Values


Establishing and maintaining healing relationships that are built on trust and confidence.


Respecting the cultural values and practices of individuals, and their choices of care.


Establishing partnerships with clients and involving them in their care as much as possible.

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Nurses in the community provide services to those in the community who require acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative support. Services include assessment and nursing interventions such as education, wound care, medication management, chronic disease management, care management, post-surgical care and palliative care.

NPs are registered nurses (RNs) with additional education at the Master’s degree level, who work with physicians and other health professionals to provide comprehensive and continuous care for patients. Although their scope of practice differs in each province, they fulfill roles in areas such as chronic disease management, health promotion, and disease prevention.

NP’s provide comprehensive clinical care including the diagnosis and management of disease/illness, prescribing medications, ordering/interpreting laboratory/diagnostic tests, and initiating referrals to specialists. NP practice does not require physician supervision.

Learn more about Nurse Practitioners here.

Physicians have a broader and deeper experience and education related to illness and diagnoses, which is absolutely needed. Just as family physicians refer to specialists, when the family doctor has gone beyond their knowledge and skill, nurse practitioner will refer to their knowledge skill and judgement.

Nurse Practitioner, Katie Cox
Call the Medical Office Assistant (MOA): 250-652-4473

W̱SÁNEĆ PCN Physicians,
Call the Medical office Assistant (MOA) at the W̱SÁNEĆ Primary Care Clinic: 250-656-0277

Community Health Nurses, Rosa Brooks-McPhee and Deb Carbonneau
Call : 250-652-4473

A list of OTC mediations covered by First Nations Health Benefits (Plan W) can be found here.

Our Community Health Representative (CHR) is able to assist community members with getting equipment set up in the home, contact 250-652-4473

Our Registered Nurse can make referrals to Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT). Call 250-652-4473.

Tsartlip works collaboratively with Island Health Home and Community Care services when it comes to equipment set up and installation.

Depending on the level of Disability Form, you may need to see the Nurse Practitioner, Physician or the Nurse. Once the forms are filled out by the appropriate health care provider, they are sent to the admin office. Please contact Health Reception for more information.

The GFB Program is currently on hold, but we are actively working to bring it back in some capacity to community. We will provide more information as soon as possible.