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Patient and Public Resources

If you are sexually active you are at risk

There are many resources available within our northern communities, as well as across the province. Your primary care home team, which may consist of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals, is a great resource for information about HIV and Hepatitis C, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

To support the care teams, as well as patients who may not have a primary care home, we also have a team of professionals who are experts in HIV and HCV care – the Specialized Support Team. Please don’t hesitate to contact them – they have a wealth of knowledge that can help make navigating living with a chronic disease a bit easier.

Financial Supports
  • British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society
    Provides Disability Case Management Services for Indigenous people living with a disability.
  • Disability Alliance BC
    Based in Vancouver, DABC provides support over the phone and in person with applying for Persons with Disabilities or Persons with Multiple Barriers to Employment Benefits. They can also assist people receiving these benefits with filing their income taxes, as well as providing information and referrals to other community and government resources.
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General Health Information
  • Aboriginal Sexual Health
    The Aboriginal Health Initiative, which was formed in 1993 in response to the growing recognition of the sexual and reproductive health disparity between Aboriginal people and the rest of Canada.
  • First Nations Health Authority
    Health promotion and disease prevention for BC’s First Nations and Aboriginal people. Information on wellness, traditional healing and First Nations Health Benefits.
  • First Nations, Inuit & Aboriginal Health
    See what Health Canada has to offer for Aboriginal people’s health and well-being.
  • Foundry
    A Prince George centre that brings together important services and supports related to physical and mental health and wellness for youth aged 12-24 and their families. Though PG currently has the only local Foundry, the website has lots of links to services and supports for youth across BC.
    Health Canada
    Wealth of information with everything from maps and statistics to food nutrition.
  • Healthlink BC (8-1-1 or 7-1-1 for the deaf & hard of hearing)
    Health services, immunization schedules, or even checking your symptoms online. Health service navigators can connect you with a nurse, dietitian, exercise professional, or pharmacist.
  • Northern Health
    The local health authority for the north, also links to NH Connections bus.
  • Northern Health’s Mental Health & Substance Use Services
  • Options for Sexual Health
    Sexual and reproductive health care information and education.
  • Scarleteen
    Geared toward young people between 15-30, education and support related to sexuality, sexual health and relationships
  • SmartSexResource
    Provides a great sexual health resource such as where to get tested for STIs in BC. You can also use private chat or email to interact with an experienced public health nurse.
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HIV/HCV
  • Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
    An Aboriginal organization committed to addressing the issues of HIV within an Indigenous context.
  • CATIE
    Focused on HIV and Hepatitis C information. Contains library/resource centre, issue a newsletter, and offer a counselling and referral service.
  • Help4Hep (Toll Free Helpline: 1-877-435-7443)
    Access a confidential peer-to-peer helpline where counselors help callers navigate everything Hep C related.
  • Hepatitis C: The Basics (Providence Health Services Authority)
    Access a free 1hr online course that is designed to help people living with Hep C manage their self-care.
  • Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project
    Treatment for Hep C, things to consider and what’s covered by Pharmacare.
  • +Live Positive
    A resource made specifically for youth with lots of info about HIV prevention & testing and information about what it’s like to live with HIV.
  • NOHep
    A public group focused on the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030.
  • Oak Tree Clinic
    Based in Vancouver, the Clinic provides HIV care specifically for women throughout their lifespan. They also provide education for patients, families, healthcare providers and the public about the issues related to HIV in women and children
  • Pacific AIDS Network (PAN)
    PAN focuses on leading a community-based response to HIV/AIDS, Hep C and related communicable diseases. They offer many opportunities for people with lived experience.
  • Pacific Hepatitis C Network
    Find information about Hep C in our province.
  • Positive Living BC
    A non-profit that provides many different supports for people who have HIV, including healing retreats and peer navigation services
  • YouthCO
    Offers opportunities for youth to participate in activities that reduce stigma around HIV and Hep C in BC. Includes a calendar of events.
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Local Community Support Organizations

Northern Health supports community-based organizations across our region to provide local services and supports to people living with HIV and Hep C, or who are at risk for the infection.

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