The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre
strives to provide quality, wholistic health services by sharing and promoting traditional and western health practices to enable people to live in a more balanced state of well-being. The Centre services on and off reserve, status, non-status, and Metis Aboriginal populations of the Southwest Ontario region and associate First Nations with the mandate of ensuring that health services are accessible, of high quality and culturally appropriate.
Improving Access to Health Care for Aboriginal Families in Southwest Ontario
New Ontario Government Investing in Aboriginal Health Access Centres
Ontario is improving access to health care for Aboriginal families in the London area by enhancing the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.
New capital investments will support the move to a new location to ensure the centre has enough space to support programs and services. The expanded space will include additional examination rooms, a counselling area, a traditional healing area and extra space for future programs like dental services.
The province is also providing increased annual funding to help the centre improve services for southwestern Ontario’s on- and off-reserve, status, non-status and Métis Aboriginal communities.
Ensuring access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place supports Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, and is part of the new Ontario government’s efforts to build a strong economy and a fair society for the benefit of all.
“Aboriginal Health Access Centres play a vital role in helping Ontario’s aboriginal community get the care they need, close to home. This additional support we are providing to the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre will ensure improved access to high quality health care and other services for local residents.”
---Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“We’re committed to building a healthier community here in the London area, with an emphasis on helping the most vulnerable citizens. This funding will allow us to expand our primary health care, traditional healing, health promotion, dental, seniors and youth services so that we can better reach out to all populations of the community we serve.”
---Brian Dokis, Executive Director, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre
Just a Reminder
- Bring your health card and certificate of Indian status (if applicable) on your first visit.
- Bring a list of your medications and glucose-recording book with you if you have them.
- If you have an urgent medical emergency, go to a Hospital Emergency Room and tell them the name of your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner at SOAHAC.
Board of Directors
Cultural Safety Training Has a New Look
Seeking Participants for Study Aimed at Creating Supportive Professional Environments for Aboriginal Nurses in Ontario
Are you a nurse or nursing student of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage in Ontario? Are you a School of Nursing faculty member who has taught Aboriginal students in Ontario? Researchers conducting the Developing Supportive Work and Educational Environments for Aboriginal Nurses study would like to hear from you! more.
Patient Navigator joins circle of care at LHSC
Aboriginal people age 55 plus now have someone to help them navigate the health care system. more
CULTURAL SAFETY WORKSHOPS
Expand Access to AHACs and CHCs
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Aboriginal Cross Cultural Reference Brochure
AHAC REPORT 2010