First Nations Health Authority

The ​First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is the first province-wide health authority of its kind in Canada. In 2013, the FNHA assumed the programs, services, and responsibilities formerly handled by Health Canada's First Nations Inuit Health Branch – Pacific Region. Our vision is to transform the health and well-being of BC's First Nations and Aboriginal people by dramatically changing healthcare for the better.

The FNHA is responsible for planning, management, service delivery and funding of health programs, in partnership with First Nations communities in BC. Guided by the vision of embedding cultural safety and humility into health service delivery, the FNHA​ works to reform the way health care is delivered to BC First Nations through direct services, provincial partnership collaboration, and health systems innovation.   ​
Services are largely focused on health promotion and disease prevention and include:
  • Primary Health Care
  • Children, Youth and Maternal Health
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Environmental Health and Research
  • First Nations Health Benefits
  • eHealth and Telehealth
  • Health and Wellness Planning
  • Health Infrastructure and Human Resources

Address / Contact Info

First Nations Health Authority

Phone Numbers

Toll-free: 1-866-913-0033
Health Benefits Toll-free: 1-855-550-5454
Fax: (604) 913-2081

Web Links

This program was last updated on: 29 Aug 2019.