Aligned with the vision of the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre, the Primary Care Clinic provides resources that enable individuals to attain or maintain the balance in their lifestyle that is necessary for health. The clinic is committed to offering traditional and/or contemporary healing practices to meet the needs of the urban Aboriginal community.
Aboriginal Health and Wellness sets itself apart in the way we offer care by focusing first and foremost on building strong relationships between all staff and constituents. We approach care with as much compassion as we would for a relative. The staff here are fostering and balancing familial like ties, in a professional setting.
Through modelling the Seven Sacred teachings using core principles such as honesty respect and humility, the hope is to foster a safe environment that emphasizes the well being of all who share these spaces, staff and constituents alike. We practice from a trauma informed lens rooted in a harm reduction approach, grounded in understanding of responsiveness to the physical, psychological and emotional safety for both providers and survivors. This creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. Harm reduction focuses on working with people without judgement, coercion, discrimination or requiring that they stop using drugs as a precondition of support.
The team aims to meet the unique needs of each individual by addressing specific medical issues, providing routine and episodic care, and facilitating appropriate referrals to a wide range of health specialties.
Aboriginal Health and Wellness Primary Care Team is a group of health professionals who work closely together to provide comprehensive and holistic primary care in a culturally safe way. Our wrap around care consists of the following professionals:
- Cultural Advisor
- Medical Doctors
- Registered Nurses
- Foot care nurse
- Registered Dietitian
- Social Support Workers
- Community Health Workers
- Medical Administration staff
- Student learner placements