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Home » Diabetes Service Directory » Aboriginal Health and Wellnes…

Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre

215 – 181 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg R3B 3G1
Phone:  204-925‐3700
Fax:  204-925‐3709
Email: directorofwellness@ahwc.ca

Service Overview

The primary care clinic at Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre offers screening, diagnosis, medical management and education to help patients manage diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and gestational) and other health conditions. Foot Care Nursing Services are also available for patients of the clinic. The health care team includes physicians, nurses, counsellors, a dietitian, and a cultural advisor who is available to provide holistic, traditional care. In addition, social support services staff can help with crisis intervention, advocacy and other social support. If you would like to become a patient of the clinic or refer someone who is looking for a health care provider, please see below for eligibility.

Aboriginal Health and Wellness also hosts an Annual Diabetes Day in November, open to the general public. This event provides diabetes screening and education, as well as kidney screening (if available).

Social support services, sharing and teaching circles, medicine picking and sweat lodge ceremonies are open to all urban Aboriginal People.

Eligibility

All urban Aboriginal People (Aboriginal, Métis, and Inuit) and their family members (Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal) are eligible to become patients of the clinic. If you do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner and are interested in becoming a patient please call 204-940‐3700 and ask for intake. Annual Diabetes Day, social support services, sharing and teaching circles, medicine picking and sweat lodge ceremonies are available to the general public.

Fees

None

Referral Process

  • Self‐referral
  • Referral from physician (MD), nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA)
  • Referral from other health care professional or social service agency

Diabetes Care, Education and Self-Management Support Services

  • Screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Foot Care
  • Individual Diabetes Management Counselling (on topics such as healthy eating, exercise, smoking cessation, medications, complications of diabetes, and testing blood sugar)
  • Family support
  • Social Support such as advocacy for housing, food security, transportation, etc.
  • Sharing and teaching circles, medicine picking and sweat lodge ceremonies

On‐site Care and Education Service Providers Available:

  • Physician (MD)
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Community Health Worker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Foot Care Nurse

Last updated: September 2017