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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 - Executive Director
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 * 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

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

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

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 - Population(s) Served: Aboriginal community
Languages: English
Language Note: Indigenous language interpretation available upon request
Area(s) 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 12, 2017

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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 holistic health practices.