We have a team of qualified staff to help clients improve their health. Whether it be to help manage medications or finding a doctor or drive to Kelowna/Vancouver for a specialist appointment, we can help and provide hope. Through this service, we create a common purpose of building capacity to have positive impact on the quality of life of individuals living with complex health needs. We also provide needle exchange and harm reduction supplies at all of our locations and housing facilities. This program is funded by Interior Health.
The ASK Wellness Society Health Navigation Team has a health educator who provides medical advocacy, health assistance, connection to treatment, education about treatment and disorders, transportation to medical appointments, and referrals to services we are unable to provide. This is the only HIV/Hep C community-based program in Kamloops and has a focus on reducing stigma and providing education.
ASK Wellness recognizes the lack of options available for 2SLGBTQ+ people throughout ASK programs. With the health navigation program, the health educator will now offer specified assistance, education, and resources to those who are transitioning, questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, and/or are in the coming out process. Services also include information and assistance with finding access to medical and social resources, sexual health education, and emotional support.