Tsartlip community members can access a Nurse Practitioner at the Tsartlip Health Centre for their health and wellness needs.

A Nurse Practitioner a registered nurse who has additional education and nursing experience. They are like a doctor, but they completed nursing school first, and then became a practitioner. Nurse practitioners can prescribe medications, order and interpret tests like x-rays and bloodwork, perform medical procedures – everything a doctor AND a nurse can do – they just have a different title. They can also be referred to as your ‘primary care provider’

The best way to book an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner, is through their Medical Office Assistant 250-652-4473.


  • The best way to book an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner, is through our Medical Office Assistant.


Background of Primary Care Networks and Patient Medical Homes

Across BC, divisions of family practice, health authorities and community partners are working to establish primary care networks (PCNs).

A PCN is a clinical network of local primary care service providers located in a geographical area, with patient medical homes (PMHs) as the foundation. A PCN is enabled by a partnership between divisions of family practice and health authorities.

In a PCN, physicians (via patient medical homes,) other primary care providers, allied health care providers, health authority service providers, and community organizations work together to provide all the primary care services a local population requires. Together, they:

  • Enhance patient care using a team-based approach to care.
  • Support each other and work to their strengths.
  • Further link patients to other parts of the system, including the health authority’s specialized community services programs for vulnerable patient groups (eg. frail elderly, mental health and substance use).
  • Collectively increase a community’s capacity to provide greater access to primary care for people without a primary care provider.


  • W̱SÁNEĆ Primary Care Clinic

  • Tseycum First Nation
    1210 Totem Lane
    North Saanich

  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
  • Phone: 250-656-0277
  • Fax: 250-652-8395

For a full description of services provided, including rates and what is not covered, please visit the First Nations Health Authority webpage.