EQUIPMENT LOANSThe CCHA has a large collection of living assistance and medical equipment for loan. These include walkers, wheel chairs, bathroom aids, hospital beds etc. To access these items please ask at the Health Centre front desk.
TELEHEALTHThe CCHA is pleased to announce that we have implementied TeleHealth at the Cortes Health Centre. TeleHealth is a Provincial network of secure videoconferencing facilities, connecting health providers and patients. Patients have the option of scheduling live consultations with participating TeleHealth specialists, using audio visual equipment that allows both parties to see and hear each other from remote locations. For many patients, this option eliminates the need for long journeys to attend consultations that do not require physical examination. In some cases, TeleHealth can reduce wait time for consultations. Please discuss with your specialist if you are interested in registering for this new consultation method.
TRAVEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe TAP helps alleviate some of the transportation costs for eligible BC residents who must travel within the Province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community.To be eligible for this program:You must be a BC resident and enrolled in MSPYou must have a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner to a specialist or for specialty services.The staff at the Cortes Health Centre will provide the TAP forms to eligible patients on behalf of the referring physician. If there is confusion regarding your eligibility, the staff will refer you to the on call physician. The physician is ultimately held responsible in the event of audits, which are conducted from time to time - we must follow the MSP rules!
FOOTCARE Happy Feet - Nursing footcare with Isabelle. Bi-monthly at Cortes Health Centre. Call 250-204-1486 for an appointment.
MENTAL HEALTHFree counselling at the Cortes Health Centre. Leslie Schmidt RN our visiting mental health nurse is available for counselling and substance abuse issues, every other week. Call 250-850-2620 for an appointment.
AA MEETINGOpen AA meeting every Sunday at 3pm. Everyone welcome.