At ASK Wellness Society, we have a team of qualified staff to help participants improve their health. Whether it be to help manage medications, to assist in finding a doctor, or to transport individuals out of town for specialist appointments, the team is able to help and provide hope. Through this service, we create a common purpose of building capacity to have a 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 our locations and housing facilities. This program is funded by Interior Health Authority.
The ASK Wellness Society Health Navigation Team has a community educator who provides medical advocacy, health counselling, 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.
Through a Community Health Navigation Program, we deliver support services and life skills to support individuals with struggles related to chronic health, mental illness, and/or substance misuse.