Aboriginal Patient Liaison

Aboriginal Patient Liaisons help to bridge the gaps between western and traditional medicine ensuring a holistic health approach. Some of the services provided by APLs include:

  • Arranging for translation services
  • Helping patients understand health care processes, procedures and terminology
  • Helping to ensure admission and discharge planning goes according to patient needs
  • Assisting with advanced health care planning
  • Facilitating communication and cultural understanding between patient and care providers
  • Connecting patients to end of life support
  • Coordinating spiritual/cultural advisers
  • Providing supporting and comfort to family and friends
  • Assisting with referrals within Northern Health and to community agencies
  • Helping to link patients to non-insured health benefits
  • Assisting with transition to and within long term care


Address / Contact Info

Northern Health
4720 Haugland Ave. Terrace, BCV8G 2W7

Phone Numbers

Phone: (250) 638-4085
Fax: (250) 638-4017

Service Details

Geographic areas served:
Languages spoken:

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This program was last updated on: 06 Jul 2018.