Health Department – Community Health Team

Community Health Nurse – Gail Nahmabin, RN

Gail Nahmabin is our Community Health Nurse.  Gail can help you in many ways such as:  immunizations, communicable/infectious disease control and surveillance, environmental health services ( i.e. house inspections for mould), preschool assessments, blood sugar/blood pressure checks,  first aid, referrals, home visits, health counselling, health workshops, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, i.e. pandemic planning, non-insured health benefit inquiries, and will collaborate with other surrounding community partners on your behalf.

IMPORTANT NOTE – Gail is the only Nurse who can provide immunizations and flu shots under Health Canada’s Medical Directive.

Health Promotion Worker – Natalie Nahmabin, PSW

The Health Promotion Worker works closely with the Community Health Nurse and Community Wellness Worker to promote healthy living.

She helps to facilitate or bring various workshops and educational sessions throughout the year for instance:  physical activity, healthy eating and cultural teachings.

DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP

This group meets on the 3rd Monday of every month. Classes are facilitated by a Dietitian from the Rapids Family Health Team and occasional guest speakers. Community members are given education and information so they can live long and well with diabetes, and hopefully delay or prevent the complications of diabetes.  Transportation is available.

DIETITIAN

Sarah Kidd, RD from Rapids Family Health Team provides nutritional counselling on a weekly basis. She can help you achieve and maintain your personal health goals and develop a plan that best suits your needs enabling you to make healthy lifestyle changes. Group programs are also offered throughout the year including teen cooking, healthy eating, weight management and Kids in the Kitchen.

CHIROPODIST

Mike Garrett, D.Ch provides foot care services once every 3 weeks. Eligibility includes people with diabetes and others who have trouble caring for their feet for any reason.

SOUP KITCHEN

Available every 3rd Thursday of each month from 12 – 1 pm at the Health Centre.  Community Members are welcome to come out to socialize and enjoy a free meal.