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Organization: Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre  
Phone Numbers: 519-672-4079
Fax: 519-672-6945
425-427 William St
London, ON
N6B 3E1
Intersection: William St and Dundas St
Location: London (Central)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible

Executives: Brian Dokis - Chief Executive Officer
519-914-1858 *
Service Description: Aboriginal Health Access Centre providing integrated services for Indigenous people, families and communities * health professionals assess and treat non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses * health promotion, traditional healing, mental health and addiction services provided * dental services, Aboriginal midwifery, Indigenous palliative care * referrals to other local health services and personal development groups available on and off reserves * culturally safe, accessible services that combine traditional Indigenous and Western medical practices

Services and Programs:

Aboriginal Midwifery - home births and visits in London, Chippewas of the Thames, Oneida Nation of the Thames and Munsee-Delaware Nation

Adult Mental Health and Addictions Services -
Counseling, support and transitional case management for Indigenous adults * addictions counselling * crisis intervention, planning and prevention, assessments and screening * Teaching Circles programs covering topics including self-care, identity and purpose, grief and loss, trauma and intergenerational trauma

Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Services - Counselling and referrals for Indigenous children and youth * Arts-based activities and cultural teachings * Wholistic Knowledge Sharing Circle in partnership with Child and Parent Resource Institute * Outreach programs based on community consultation in London, Chippewas of the Thames, Munsee-Delaware First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, Sarnia, Aamjiwnaang, Kettle and Stony Point, Moraviantown, and Caldwell First Nation

Clinical Services - Health care services for Indigenous people of all ages by Doctors and Nurse Practitioners * primary health care services to promote wellness, prevent illness, provide care for common concerns and manage ongoing chronic conditions * traditional Indigenous and western practices offered

Dental Clinic - available to adult clients with a status card or ODSP dental card as well as all patients age 0-17 * Call for details

Diabetes Education Services - Supports for people living with Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes or at high-risk for developing diabetes * one-on-one or group consultation on monitoring blood sugar levels, medications, healthy eating, exercise, and other lifestyle choices * diabetes nurse educator, registered practical nurse specializing in foot care and registered dietitian on staff * classes and workshops offered in some locations

FASD Education and Support - Nutrition and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) education for individuals and families * FASD Community Support Group offered in London

Nutrition Services - Confidential nutrition counselling sessions to achieve and maintain health goals * topics include meal planning, budgeting, cholesterol and heart health, disease prevention, weight management, fiber and whole grain promotion, portion sizing and label reading, and prenatal nutrition

Palliative Care - Indigenous Palliative Care Team (IN-PaCT) supports people with palliative diagnoses in their place of choice * includes homes in London, Chippewas of the Thames, Oneida and Munsee-Delaware Nations * care team consists of a comfort care nurse practitioner, nurse, mental health therapist, and a traditional Indigenous healer/elder

Supporting Aboriginal Seniors at Home (SASH) - Serves patients 55 and older * primary health care services from a Nurse Practitioner for primary in clinic or home * Aboriginal Patient Navigator helps clients find way through complex health systems, identify barriers to care and providers referrals and linkages to other services * access to Senior's Health Advocate or Traditional Healing Coordinator to advocate for appropriate contemporary and traditional care and culturally safe care

Tele-Mental Health - access to specialized mental health consults for children and youth in rural, remote and under-served communities through videoconferencing * culturally-appropriate services

Traditional Healing - Indigenous healing methods to restore balance and connectedness * wholistic approach to individual, family, and community health * one-on-one sessions with Traditional Healer/Elder and Helper * group programs, including specialized cultural teachings, ceremonies or other learning events

Fees: Free
Application: Call * no referral required
Eligibility / Target Population: Aboriginal community
Languages: English
Language Notes: Indigenous language interpretation available upon request
Area Served:
London, Owen Sound, Windsor, Bruce County, Essex County, Grey County, Lambton County, Middlesex County  
See Also: Community Support Services
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on May 2, 2018

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Updated May 2, 2018
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"About Us"
Our Vision: A healthy balanced life through mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.

Our Mission: To empower Aboriginal families and individuals to live a balanced state of well-being by sharing and promoting wholistic health practices.