The Aboriginal Patient Navigator (APN) program is an example of how we are working to improve your access to health care.
The APN program is a confidential service to help Aboriginal people access health services. An Aboriginal Patient Navigator acts as a guide for the patient and their family while accessing health care.
The Vancouver Coastal Partnership Accord has enabled VCH, the First Nations Health Authority
and local First Nations, to work collaboratively to address cultural safety, and improve the services that we provide to Aboriginal peoples across the region. Since 2009 close to 1,500 staff have completed the training.
You can get a referral by doing any of the following:
- Discuss the APN program with a Vancouver Coastal Health staff member
- Fill out a referral form
- Contact the APN team at 1.877.875.1131 or firstname.lastname@example.org