COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE

Since 1982, LCHPS has actively worked alongside community partners to promote, provide and advocate for accessible and quality health, wellness and social services.

 

After consultation and community engagement, Lake Country Health is proud to be working towards bringing a Community Health Centre (CHC) to Lake Country. Our goal is to open as soon as possible, and with your help, we can reach our vision sooner! 

What is a CHC?

A community health centre is a hub for health and social services, to support the needs of a specific community where it is located. A CHC offers primary care, like physicians and nurses, as well as other services based on the needs of the local community. CHC's differ from other clinic models because they are structured to provide comprehensive and integrated services, and to meet multiple needs of target populations. 

There are a number of CHC's across Canada and the United States. To learn more about CHC's within Canada, visit the links below.

What will the Lake Country CHC be like?

The Lake Country CHC model was developed after several years of community consultations. It will be a 5,000-5,500 sq. ft clinic that will offer primary care services delivered by nurse practitioners, family physicians, and nurses. Allied health services will also be offered including dietitian appointments, acute physiotherapy, as well as individual and family mental health appointments with a clinical social worker.

 

The CHC will incorporate the social services that Lake Country Health Society already offers within the community, including mental health groups and workshops, a caregiver support program, harm reduction supplies, and seniors services. LCH also looks forward to expanding the programs and workshop offerings, as offerings are currently limited due to a lack of program space. 

How can LC residents get involved?

Help us find a clinical location! If you own commercial property that is available for lease, or know of any commercial spaces available for leasing, please contact the Melissa Scaman at executivedirector@lakecountryhealth.ca or call 250-308-6077.

Join the fundraising action team, contact us at  volunteer@lakecountryhealth.ca or call 778-215-5247. 

With the fundraising efforts of our community you can help create the design of our CHC and fill our centre with all the resources our community needs!

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For more information on Community Health Centres and the types of services that can be provided, please visit the British Columbia Association of Community Health Centre's webpage.