Central Interior Native Health Society Clinic

Prince George
Site Address:

1110 4th Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3J3

Facility Type:
Placement Category:
Northern or Rural Site?
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Since its inception by Indigenous community leaders in 1991, Central Interior Native Health Society (CINHS) strives to recognize the unique health care needs of Indigenous and non-Indigenous clients alike. In our integrated health centre, CINHS provides Primary Health Care and Specialty/Specialist Care with the compliment of qualified professionals who directly address the Social Determinants of Health.

Our unique service delivery at CINHS is founded on an Equity Oriented Health Care Model that includes Care Coordination, Community-based Clinics, Community Partnerships and ever-expanding in-house services. Collectively, we strive to eliminate barriers that can impede access to health services and we are committed to providing cultural, trauma and violence informed care, following a harm reduction model that is person and family-centered. Our interdisciplinary team consists of primary care providers (family nurse practitioners and general practitioners), registered nurses, wellness counsellors, social workers, physiotherapists, outreach and support workers, elders, and visiting specialists (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics). This practice of shared care results in wraparound services for clients.

Through our commitment to De-colonization and Teaching, we train students within the formal education system and inform the community of approaches to health and healing that fosters equity and an Indigenous worldview. We strive to be advocates for improved access to services (both inside and outside of our health centre), and we work with visionary professionals in the health community and beyond, to improve the quality of care for those we serve.

Site Details

Placement Category: 

Community Health, Outpatient

Facility Type:

Primary Health Care Site

Patient population description:

The majority of the patients are of indigenous background with other specialized focuses on people who live on or close to the street or have higher medical and social needs. Conditions seen may include arthritis, cardiorespiratory conditions, chronic pain, medical or neurological conditions, brain injuries, musculoskeletal, mental health, and addictions among others.

Physiotherapist expertise on site (special interests, degrees, certificates, etc.):

Orthopedics & Indigenous Health

These types of learning opportunities may be available at this site:

The style of physio at this site functions similar to an outpatient private clinic although it is publically funded. Many assessments and treatments will be focused on musculoskeletal and chronic pain among other chronic conditions. There are also opportunities for community style physio where we go on home-visits and run group exercise programs. If timing works out, there may be an opportunity to go to the local First Nation’s community.

Possible Interprofessional opportunities at this site:

There are many opportunities as there are also physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, counsellors, social workers, support workers, and a cultural team on site.

For information on pre-placement requirements and orientation please refer to the specific health authority listing, found here.

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