Battleford Family Health Centre
BATTLEFORDS FAMILY HEALTH CENTRE
is a designated primary health services site, and is a non-profit corporation owned and operated by
Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre Inc in operation since February 2000. BFHC is a partnership
between Saskatchewan Health Authority and Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre Inc.
Works with individuals and families through partnerships in a holistic manner to achieve optimal levels of health.
Strives to coordinate and integrate existing services from a variety of agencies to provide holistic,
accessible health care. Programs are open to all residents of the Battlefords community.
Physicians and a nurse practitioner provide a broad range of services to individuals and families with a
focus on prevention, early detection and by connecting patients to other services in the community.
Services are accessed by appointment. With a focus on holistic care, BFHC has several teams who work
in a collaborative care model. The clinical team consists of three family physicians, a nurse practitioner,
an RN, a mental health counselor, and visiting diabetes nurses, dietician, pharmacist, and infectious
Phone: (306) 937-6840
BATTLEFORDS SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC
The Sexual Health Team is a partnership between the Battlefords Family Health Centre, Battle River
Treaty 6 Health Centre Inc., and Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Community Health and Public Health Nurses, along with harm reduction outreach staff are available for
the following services:
- Testing and treatment of sexuall transmitted diseases
- HIV testing
- Pregnancy testing
- Harm Reduction: includes the distribution of safer injection and inhalation equipment, education on safe disposal and use of supplies.
- Naloxone Kits: Provide kits, along with training on how to use.
- Birth control counselling and education
- Sexual health counselling
- Preventative Education and supports
- Patient and family support for HIV and Hepatitis C
- Condom distribution
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Phone: (306) 937-6846
HARM REDUCTION SERVICES
Battlefords Family Health Centre works from a harm reduction perspective and integrates harm
reduction into all its services, as part of its comprehensive health services. BFHC partners with the
Saskatchewan Health Authorityon several initiatives including provision of harm reduction supplies,
harm reduction outreach van, Naloxone kits distribution, mental health and addictions supports, and
education/supports on safer substance use, addiction, mental health, and training for service providers.
Harm reduction is grounded in working alongside the community, and being client centred.
The Opioid Addiction Recovery Services (OARS) clinic is a team-based addiction service offering
counselling, case management and Opioid Agonist Therapy through the prescription of Methadone and
Suboxone in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. The OARS clinic is a partnership between Battle River
Treaty 6 Health Centre and Saskatchewan Health Authority. The long-term goal of the program is to
establish healthy living, a process in which the client actively participates. Benefits can include
decreased exposure to HIV and Hepatitis C, improved nutrition, decreased physical symptioms of opioid
withdrawal and cravings, and most importantly the opportunity to establish/re-establish healthy living.
The OARS team consists of: Physicians, Case Manager/Counsellor and Outreach and social support staff.
The OARS clinic is also linked to the mental health and wellness staff from BRT6HC, and Elders and
New patients or transfers can be done through your current physician, through a counsellor or
addictions worker, or on your own. All intakes are handled through the Case Manager.
Opioid Addictions Recovery Services (OARS)
Rm 104, 1192 101st Street
North Battleford, Sk.
306-441-3142 (can text us)
KidsFirst is a voluntary program that helps vulnerable families to become the best parents they can be and to have the healthiest children possible.
The Battlefords KidsFirst HomeVisiting program provides support and assistance to prenatal women and young families in regards to child development, parenting and connecting to services within the community.
- Basic Needs Support: works with families to resolve or improve issues around housing, budgeting and accessing services through completion of forms or advocacy.
- Nutrition: Food Vouchers: weekly food vouchers for nutritious food are provided for prenatal women and postnatal up to twelve months for breastfeeding moms.
- Circle of Learning: This program provides parents with opportunities to learn skills to develop a healthy parent-child relationship in an accessible, friendly culturally diverse learning environment.
- The program runs Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon throughout the school year for children birth to 18 months of age and their parents.
- Toddler Activity Group: the program promotes child parent interaction through activity with a literacy component. TAG supports child development in the areas of social, emotional and physical development. The program runs Wednesday afternoons for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents.
- For more information, call (306) 937-6855, (306) 935-6752 or (306) 937-6773.
The Healthy Living program consists of sessions focusing on lifestyles, healthy eating, physical activity, food preparation and grocery store tours
- Build-a-Meal: participants learn and demonstrate basic cooking skills while making healthy food for their families.
- Community Kitchens: Participants meet monthly to plan and prepare three healthy meals to take home to their families. Each participant contributes money for food expenses and this is matched. Childcare and transportation is provided as needed.
- Community Gardens: Garden outreach staff planted sample plots and participants learn how to plant, weed, harvest and prepare garden produce. Garden outreach staff modeled physical activity and healthy eating through their day-to-day garden work and through the interesting weekly events implemented at the garden site.