The Listuguj Community Health Services has changed its hours of service to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our hours of service are as follows:
Monday to Friday
8:30 – 12:00 Walk-ins. No appointment necessary.
1:00 – 4:30 Appointments only.
A drop off box for receipts is available from 8:30 – 4:30.
To make an appointment at the Listuguj Community Health Services, please call 418-788-2155.
Welcome to Listuguj Community Healthy Services (LCHS). At Health Services, we provide services and programs, which contribute towards building a strong and healthy community.
At Health Services we have two goals: Community Wellness and Safety. We promote healthy living for all community members, with a strong concentration towards the youth and elder populations. In the coming years, we will focus on three health priorities:
- Chronic illnesses
- Mental health
We are building a community health plan based on our health care needs. Our community knows what it needs and we can take ownership over health.
To meet the growing demand for excellence in management practices, the LCHS Directorate is working towards achieving accreditation in line with Canada’s Effective Organization Standards.
Working together, and with your involvement, we will continue our journey towards a healthy and safe community.
Donna Metallic, B.Ed.
Director of Listuguj Community Health Services
Listuguj Community Health Services is working towards the goals of Community Wellness and Safety.
- Listuguj Community Health Centre
- Listuguj Health Centre
- To achieve our goals in health, we work collaboratively with other LMG Directorates and with organizations in Listuguj.
As well, to support our delivery of health care programs and services, we have established partnerships with health service organizations in our region, including: CLSC, Centre L’Escale, First Nation of Quebec & Labrador Health and Social Services Commission, Gesgapegiaq Health and Social Services, Addiction Services (New Brunswick), Regie Regional Gaspe, and Health Canada.
The Listuguj Community Health Services under the leadership of the Director of Health along with their affiliate (Health liaison to Chief and Band Council), plan to work towards achieving their vision by providing culturally appropriate programs and services that are fully accountable and completely transparent to Listuguj community members.
Develop and deliver health services based on Mi’gmaq peoples’ traditional understanding and approach to health. In this way, a respectful and supportive environment is created between staff, community and the LMG.
The Vision for the Listuguj Community Health Service is to:
- Maintain and improve the holistic well-being of all Listuguj community members;
- Foster health values and traditions by recognizing and respecting our similarities and differences;
- Support and work with other Mi’gmaq and other First Nation communities in developing a common vision of health and well-being of all First Nation people.
Listuguj was awarded a certificate of achievement for successfully achieving the national objective for the 2018-2019 Environmental and Public Health drinking water monitoring program.
It is important that you inform Medical Taxi 30 minutes before any upcoming medical appointments in Campbellton and Atholville area by calling 506-789-3143. Make sure that a medical attestation signed and dated by treating physician or nurse in charge is given to the MT Driver.
Hours for Local Appointments
Monday to Friday:
8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Local Driver will have Lunch Break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Leave message on voice mail, Driver will return your call)
For out-of-town appointments, you must inform the Medical Transportation Supervisor a minimum of 72 hours in advance, no exceptions. Please submit a medical attestation signed and dated by treating physician or nurse in charge in order to be reimbursed.
Weekend Emergency Department
In case of an emergency (weekend), you must provide a medical attestation signed and dated by treating physician or nurse in charge from the emergency department along with taxi receipts in order to be reimbursed.
New Client Definition:
We would like to confirm that our request for a client definition change from the NIHB-MT Program has been accepted by the National Office.
As requested, January 1st 2018 will be the start date for Listuguj’s new client definition; see below.
(1) all registered band members (regardless of their band affiliation) living in Listuguj and in a radius of 40 km from recipient’s reserve in the province of Quebec ; and
(2) all registered members of Listuguj living in Campbellton in the province of New Brunswick;
For all other inquiries, please contact the NIHB Claims Processing Centre toll free at 1-877-483-1575 to obtain information and assistance. Thanking you in advance on this matter.
If you call 911 and require medical transport to any hospital by ambulance, you will receive an invoice in the mail. Once you receive the bill please visit the Listuguj Medical Transportation Program to have the Invoice paid on your behalf. Do not hold onto any ambulance bills. Thanking you in advance on this matter.
Medical Transportation Supervisor
Listuguj Community Health Services
New coverage for Shingrix
- As of January 11, 2021, the Shingrix vaccine is covered by Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) as a limited use benefit
- Shingrix is a vaccine to prevent shingles, which causes a painful rash and can be severe in some people
- Shingles is caused by the re-activation of the virus that causes chickenpox. The risk of shingles is higher in seniors and in people with weaker immune systems
- The vaccine is given in two doses, 2 to 6 months apart
- Prior approval is not required for clients between 65 and 70 years of age
- Shingrix is also included on the Formulary for adjunct medications used during active cancer treatment. Clients that have received approval for any medication on this formulary will be automatically approved for Shingrix
- For clients who have other serious health conditions that weaken their immune system, NIHB will consider coverage on an exception basis
- If your doctor prescribes the Shingrix vaccine for you, you’ll need to get it from the pharmacy. Pharmacists should call the NIHB DEC to request prior approval, if required
- In most provinces and territories, the Shingrix vaccine can often be administered in pharmacies and pharmacists can bill NIHB for an injection fee. Contact your pharmacy to confirm that they have it in stock and if they can administer the injection
- If you are unable to have the vaccine administered at a pharmacy, ask your health care provider about other options
- To maximize the protection offered by Shingrix, it is important that you get both doses. When you get your first dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist to schedule your next dose
Check on their website at: www.canada.ca under Non-Insured Health Benefits program updates.
It’s more important than ever to reduce the spread of flu. Due to COVID-19, we are operating the flu vaccination program by ‘appointment only’. Contact the Listuguj Community Health Services at 418-788-2155 to register today.
A bite from an infected mosquito can cause infection with West Nile virus.
Did you know that 2018 was a record year for the number of people infected with West Nile virus in Quebec?
West Nile virus (WNV) symptoms can range from mild to severe. Most people (70% to 80%) who are infected with WNV have no symptoms, but anyone infected can be at risk of developing more severe symptoms and health effects.
Adults over the age of 50, people with chronic diseases (such as cancer, diabetes, alcoholism), or who require medical treatment that may weaken their immune system, are at greater risk for serious health effects from the virus.
Humans are most at risk of becoming infected with West Nile virus between mid-July and early September. Mosquitoes are often most active at dawn (first light) and dusk (just before dark).
The best way to avoid becoming infected with West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. To reduce the risk of being bitten, you can:
- Wear light-coloured clothing (mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours), long pants and loose-fitting shirts with long sleeves, socks and a hat
- Use insect repellent (bug sprays and lotions) that contains DEET or Icaridin.
- Reduce mosquito habitats near your home. Get rid of standing water where mosquitoes lay eggs. Drain or dry off water in: old tires (even tire swings), rainwater barrels, flower pots, wading pools.
- Put screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of your home.
Learn about West Nile virus, its symptoms, risks, treatment and prevention, by clicking here.
Also, read the safety alert: Safe use of personal insect repellents.
Federal Benefits for First Nations Elders
A notice to inform our our community that there are several Federal Benefits offered to againg individuals to which First Nations elders are entitled depending on their age and circumstances.
See link below for further details.
Self-Care Resources – COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and loneliness. Mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression, can worsen. Here are resources to help community members dealing with substance use disorders navigate this pandemic and its affects on mental health. More will be shared in the coming weeks.
National Addictions Awareness Week – November 22-28, 2020
For this year’s National Addiction Awareness Week, the Listuguj Community Health Services hosted a colouring contest for children aged 5 to 12. The winners were: 1) Donna Brisk, 2) Shyla Martin and 3) Sheann Martin. Congratulations!
Here are all of the entries. Everyone did a great job!
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