Binche Health Centre Christmas Closure & Services Available During This Time

Binche  Health Centre will be closed at 

Noon December half day 22, 23th, 2022, and reopening January 3, 2023

Mental Health Services:

Critical Incident Response Services– If there is a sudden Critical Incident in the Community during these dates, call Tracy Baldwin 778 727 1426 or George Ho Lem 778 300 2497 or Davis Monk 778 978 0032

Support Available 24 Hours a Day

Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention by phone or online chat. Call toll-free 1-855-242-3310 or start a confidential chat with a counsellor at

Indian Residential School Crisis Line is a national service for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience. Call toll-free 1-866-925-4419.

Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society provides crisis services for Indigenous people across BC. Adults/Elders line 250-723-4050; youth line 250-723-2040. Or call toll free 1-800-588-8717. Learn more at

Métis Crisis Line is a service of Métis Nation British Columbia. Call 1-833-MétisBC (1-833-638-4722).

Other Culturally-Safe Supports

First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day provides virtual health care and referral support for people who do not have a doctor or are unable to get an appointment. It is for all First Nations people living in BC and their family members, including family members who are not Indigenous. Doctors are available by video or phone from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Call 1-855-344-3800 to book an appointment. Learn more at

Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) is a partner with the FNHA in providing access to counselling, cultural and emotional support services to former students of residential and day schools, and their families, regardless of status. Call toll-free 1-800-721-0066 or visit

Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society provides confidential outreach services such as counselling, cultural supports and personal wellness programs. Call toll-free 1-888-403-3123 or visit

Virtual Substance Use & Psychiatry Service is an FNHA service providing virtual specialist support in addictions medicine and psychiatry. This service requires a referral from a health and wellness provider who can support the individual on their journey. First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day can provide referral support for anyone who does not have a provider who can refer them to the program.

The FNHA and other organizations provide culturally safe and trauma-informed cultural, emotional, and mental health services to Indigenous people in BC.

Services Covered by First Nations Health Benefits

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides access to cultural supports and mental health counselling for former students of Indian Residential Schools. The program is available to anyone who attended a school listed in the 2006 Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, and their family members. Call the FNHA Indian Residential Schools Information Line toll-free at 1-877-477-0775.

Mental Health and Wellness Counselling in BC may be eligible for Health Benefits coverage. Many providers are registered to bill Health Benefits directly for services so clients do not have to pay out of pocket. Before booking an appointment with a counsellor, call 1-855-550-5454 or visit to check if they are registered and if the service is eligible for coverage.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Health Support Services is a national program administered in BC by First Nations Health Benefits. Services are available to survivors, family members and others who have been affected. Call Health Benefits toll-free 1-855-550-5454 for more information.

Patient Travel:

Patient Travel will be available only for EMERGENCY TRAVEL

Call 778 727 1426 Tracy Baldwin

 or First Nations Health Authority at  Health Benefits at 1-855-550-5454.

If you find the Stuart Lake Hospital on Diversion and you need to travel to Vanderhoof or Prince George for Emergency Services- please save your receipts for partial or full reimbursement. 

 * Please do not hesitate to call 911 for Emergencies *

Fort St James Health Center -250-996-2700

Mental Health Clinician   December 23 and December 28th to December 31st 

Social Worker   December 23 and December 28th to December 31st

Nursing    December 23 and December 28th to December 31st

Lifeskills Worker  December 23 and December 28th to December 31st

Call 250-996-2700 to schedule an appointment or Drop by the 

Fort St James Health Center on those days

Fort St James Health Center are open every Saturday providing a Life Skills Worker and their Mental Health Clinician- the main door will be open, the second door is locked- Please press the door bell for service