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First Nations Health Authority

Coverage is available for mental health counselling from the four Health Benefit administered programs described below.
You do not need to apply for coverage through a specific program. You will be assigned to a program by FNHA based on your eligibility.
Even if you do not have status, you may be eligible for mental health coverage through one of the specialized mental health programs funded by Indigenous Services Canada. You may be eligible if you are a former student or are a family member of a former student who attended an Indian Residential School or an Indian Day School. You may also be eligible if you are experiencing trauma or distress stemming from missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

FNHA fully covers counselling sessions at no cost to you. I am a registered provider with First Nations Health Authority and can bill Health Benefits directly.

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Counselling Support

Counselling support through FNHA requires approval before your first counselling session. When you provide me with your Name, Date of Birth, and Status number (if you have one), I will submit a request for funding to FNHA on your behalf. Once we’ve gotten approval from FNHA, I will reach out to you to book your first session. You are welcome to share this information by sending me an email: dorota@paincounselling.com or filling out the CONTACT FORM

FNHA Mental Health Programs
Mental Wellness an​​d Counsel​ling Program

The Mental Wellness and Counselling (MWC) program is designed to support clients who are in need of professional assistance to resolve emotional distress and enjoy greater wellness. All Health Benefits clients are eligible for the MWC program.

Indian Day Schools ​Hea​​​lth Support Services 

The Indian Day School Health Support Services (IDS HSS) is a national program administered in BC through Health Benefits. Services are available for former students or family members of a former student who attended an Indian Day School. First Nations and non-First Nations individuals may be eligible for the program.

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

The Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program (IRS RHSP) is a national program administered in BC through Health Benefits. Services are available for former students or family members of a former student who attended a residential school listed in the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. First Nations and non-First Nations individuals may be eligible for the program.

Missing and Murdered Ind​ig​​enous Women and Girls Health Support Services

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Health Support Services (MMIWG HSS) is a national program administered in BC through Health Benefits. Services are available for survivors, family members, and others affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. First Nations and non-First Nations individuals may be eligible for the program.​

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FNHA COUNSELLING
Free
  • Payment covered by FNHA
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