The Health Center (Ixmagilas) provides valuable direct care and support services for those with health concerns. Some of the services we provide are: dental hygiene/care, patient travel, Dr/NP appointments, immunizations, contraceptive services, foot care, Elder care, Pre/Postnatal care, health promotion groups and activities (baby group, cooking groups, health challenges, knitting circle etc.), assessment and support for management of chronic diseases and on reserve school health initiatives.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm

Closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm.

Walk-ins are not permitted – Please call to make an appointment.

Our Home and Community Care Vehicle is available to transport clients to local medical/dental appointments in Port Hardy or Port McNeill on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. 

Please call the clinic to make arrangements.

Please note that there is no vehicle available for down-island trips at this time.

Community Programs

This program targets pregnant women and women with infants up to 12 months of age living on reserve. The goal is to improve maternal and infant nutritional health and supports nutrition screening, education, breastfeeding promotion, baby food making workshops, maternal nourishment that involves nutritional snacks and gift cards.

This program targets pregnant women and children aged 0-7. The goal is to prevent tooth decay, treating and restoring teeth that already have tooth change oral health related behaviors, reducing the number of First Nations children that require general anesthesia for dental related surgeries. decay, improving oral health knowledge and change oral health related behaviors, reducing the number of First Nations children that require general anesthesia for dental related surgeries.

The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of, and access to, culturally appropriate, holistic and community directed mental health, child development, and injury prevention services at the community level to hep create healthy family and community environments in which community members and children can thrive.

The purpose of the program is to provide prevention, intervention and aftercare and follow-up services. Prevention strategies conducted by the program provide culturally appropriate programs to educate and create awareness about addictions and addiction free lifestyles. As a result, individuals, families and community learn and recognize high risk behaviors that can often lead to addictions. The goal is to support community members to reduce the incidence of alcohol and other substance use, build capacity to develop and deliver culturally appropriate programs, increase awareness, strengthen relationships, provide support to individuals and families pre and post treatment.

To provide referrals to treatment and recovery programs for persons with chronic solvent abuse problems in a manner that is sensitive and respectful to our unique cultural heritage. The goal is to increase awareness and understanding in community concerning solvent abuse and to promote healthier lifestyle choices. To network and work collaboratively with other community-based programs and resources to ensure all client needs are met.

The purpose is to reduce incidence and prevalence of diabetes and to improve the health status of individuals, families and community members. The goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating habits to decrease prevalence of risk factors, increase access to screening, improve quality of life for those living with diabetes, improve collaboration and partnership.

The purpose of this program is to educate and reduce the amount of air borne diseases such as TB, blood borne diseases and sexually transmitted infections, vaccine preventable diseases by providing education, workshops, TB screening, childhood immunizations, flu shots.

The objective is to monitor, identify and mitigate environmental health risk, water, food and vector-borne illnesses including health problems associated with indoor air quality and mould in houses. To monitor and test water in community and report to Environmental Health officer.

The goal of the program is to provide basic home and community care services that are comprehensive, culturally sensitive, accessible, effective, equitable, with the intent to enable people with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly to receive the care that they need in their home by advocating for members, providing education, workshops, minor wound care, most times the first point of contact for members. Work with other professionals to develop the best plan of care for all patients.

Department Contacts

Jen Nelson

Health Director

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Jane Nelson




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Tammy Hunt

Community Health



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Beth Nelson

Home Care Nurse

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Frankie Willie

Community Wellness Outreach



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Anita Pyne

Community Health Nurse



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