Cortes Community Health Association

Cortes Community

Health Association

EQUIPMENT LOANS    The 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.
TELEHEALTH The 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 PROGRAM The   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 MSP You   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!
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FOOTCARE   Happy Feet - Nursing footcare with Isabelle.  Bi-monthly at Cortes Health Centre.  Call 250-204-1486 for an appointment.
MENTAL HEALTH Free   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 MEETING Open AA meeting every Sunday at 3pm.  Everyone welcome.