- LCSSD Free Winter Gear for Low Income IndividualsDecember 7, 2023 - 11:59 am
- Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Calls for Moratorium on Shrimp Fishery in the Estuary and Gulf of St. LawrenceDecember 6, 2023 - 10:09 am
- Governance Symposium PublicationNovember 29, 2023 - 1:29 pm
- Listuguj Announces Administrator for the Waqatasg Elder’s Care FacilityNovember 27, 2023 - 3:40 pm
- NRD Fall NewsletterNovember 20, 2023 - 4:21 pm
The Listuguj Community Health Services hours of services are as followed:
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 12:00pm Walk-ins – no appointment necessary
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 4:30pm By appointment only
To make an appointment in the afternoon, please call 418-788-2155.
A drop off box for receipts is available from 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Welcome to the Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHS). At the Health Center, we provide services and programs, which contribute towards building a strong and healthy community.
At the Health Center 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 have a Community Health Plan based on our health care needs.
To meet the growing demand for excellence in management practices, the LCHS Directorate has been Accredited since May 2015 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
The Listuguj Community Health Services is working towards the goals of Community Wellness and Safety. To achieve our goals in health, we work collaboratively and in partnership with other LMG Directorates.
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, Public Health, First Nation of Quebec & Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC), Gesgapegiaq Health and Social Services, Addiction Services (New Brunswick), Regie Regional Gaspe and First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Indigenous Services Canada/Government of Canada (FNIHB/QC).
Programs offered here at the Listuguj Community Health Services:
Indian Residential School Survivors Program
Children’s Oral Health Initiative
Brighter Futures Program
Smoking Cessation Program
Community Wellness Program
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Jordan’s Principle Program
Home & Community Care Program
Home Care Social Worker
Medical Transportation Program
MT/Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator
Water Monitor Technician
Listuguj Participation Program
Listuguj COVID-19 Testing Site
The Listuguj Community Health Services under the leadership of the Director of health along with their affiliate (Health Liaison to Chief and Council), plan to work towards achieving their vision by providing culturally appropriate programs and services that 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.
Getlamite’tmeg enminaqeg Ugit wejgwapegultijig: “Our vision for generations to come”.
Ta’n teltetapy’mimajulti’gw gennmu’g, Ango’tmu’g aq nujo’tm’g ‘ms’t gm’tginaq ta’n Teli’sulti’gw, telangita’sulti’gw aq telinnulti’gw. “Living our rights and responsibilities as Listugujawaq by speaking, thinking and being Mi’gmaq.
NOTICE OF SUMMER HOURS
For the Medical Transportation Program.
Please be advised that effective Friday, June 30, 2023 through Friday, September 1, 2023 the Medical Taxi will be operating on summer hours.
Monday to Thursday
8:00 am to 12 noon and
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Should you have a medical appointment on Friday afternoon, please make sure that you have secured your own ride. Please obtain a Medical Attestation stating that you were at your appointment to get reimbursed.
Regular business hours for Medical Taxi will resume on September 1, 2023
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Thanking you in advance on this matter.
Local Appointments in Pointe-a-la-Croix and Campbellton, please call 30 minutes in advance in order to make it to your appointment cell number is 506-789-3143.
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
For Out-of-town Appointments you must inform the Medical Transportation Manager or Navigator in order to secure a driver and ride for that date and please give at least 1-week notice. Please don’t forget to give the medical driver your medical attestation stating you were at your appointment.
In case you have to go to the Emergency Department during the weekend you must provide a medical attestation and taxi receipts in order to be reimbursed.
For all other inquiries, please contact the NIHB Claims Processing Center toll free at 1-877-483-1575 to obtain information and assistance.
Please submit your Ambulance bill to the Medical Transportation Program as soon as you receive your so that we can pay this on your behalf. Clients aged 65 and older please bring your ambulance bill to the Health Center for processing.
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.
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