Public Health

The Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre (Queen Charlotte) is offering a variety of public health services.

CALL 250-559-4933 to access these services.

Naloxone Kits

Visit the Haida Gwaii Hospital to pick up a Naloxone Kit:

  • Both pre-packaged grab bags and bulk-supply distribution is available for individuals
  • Both safer inhalation and safer injection supplies can be offered in grab bags to facilitate quick pick up
  • Safer injection grab bags could be available in 2, 10, and 20 packs for injection
  • A primary provider (Public Health Nurse) is available for consults and supplies
  • Peers are encouraged to access supplies and distribute to those in community who may be at risk of needing a naloxone kit.
  • Naloxone kits can be updated (if expired).

Take Home Naloxone Training:  Please go to Toward the Heart. to complete your training and be issued a certificate. You can present this to the Public Health Nurse to be dispensed a kit.

Immunization Services

Haida Gwaii Hospital continue to administer all standard Vaccines to all ages including:

  • Routine
  • Early childhood (under two years of age)
  • Pre- Kindergarten
  • Grades 6 and 9

Travel immunizations are not offered, these will need to be done off island.

When immunization services are stopped, even for a short time, there is a risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, like measles.
It is important to keep immunizations up to date. Delaying vaccines could leave you, your child, your family, and your community at risk for disease.

Sexual Health and Birth Control

The Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Center continues to promote Sexual Health and we encourage all sexually active folks to continue with regular checkups; Sexual Health checkups should be done every six months, if a person has a new sex partner or is symptomatic of an STI (Sexually transmitted infection). If people are requiring STI testing an in-hospital appointment would be necessary- results take about 1 week, however, if a person is symptomatic for, or named as a contact to a person with an STI we can treat in-hospital (clinic) right away.

Appointments for Emergency Contraception (Plan B) are available at any time. Hormonal Birth Control for new and returning clients continue to be supported by Northern Health; if you need to make an appointment please don’t hesitate.  Clients wanting condoms and lubricant can be arranged through the clinic reception; we can deliver packages of supplies to people in the hospital parking lot for your convenience.

Accessing Public Health Services

Please be aware that the Public Health Nurse will be at the clinic from Tuesday until Friday from 08.30 am - 4:30 pm. If a Health-Care Professional needs to be seen immediately, the hospital emergency room is always available.

Anybody requiring an appointment with the Public Health Nurse will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming into the hospital or clinic.

Do not go to the clinic if you or your child are feeling ill and/or have any of the following symptoms:

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Diarrhea or vomiting

CALL 250-559-4933 to access these services.

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