Tahltan Health & Social Services Authority

The Tahltan Health and Social Services Authority (THSSA) is a non-profit organization that delivers health programs to the on-reserve population.

THSSA offers the following health services:

  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Aboriginal Headstart Program
  • Home and Community Care
  • Environmental Health

Contact Information

P.O. Box 59
24 Sawtooth Road
Telegraph Creek, B.C.
V0J 2W0

Phone: 250.235.3805
Crisis Line: 250.235.3113
Fax: 250.235.3115

Mental Health & Addictions

This program provides community members access to mental health professionals who provide a full spectrum of holistic, culturally appropriate counselling services for individuals, families and groups. The mental health program also plays an educational role, ensuring that members have access to mental health-related information and resources.

We offer mental health counselling and deliver the National Native Alcohol Drug Abuse Program, which provides alcohol and drug counselling for members.

To book an appointment, please call 250-235-3211.

Aboriginal Headstart Program

The Aboriginal Head Start Program supports early intervention strategies to address the learning and developmental needs of young children living on-reserve. The programming is centered around six components: education; health promotion; culture and language; nutrition; social support; and parental/family involvement.

This program is delivered to children from the age of 3 up to when they enter kindergarten. Children in the program are given opportunities to develop self-confidence and a greater desire for learning.

Glenda Reid
Headstart Program Coordinator
Email: glenda.reid@thssa.ca

Home and Community Care

The goal of the Home and Community Care Program is to help Elders, people with chronic illness, or anyone incapacitated or with limited mobility due to acute injuries, remain in their homes and in the community as long as possible.

Nancy Norby
Home and Community Care Coordinator
Email: nancy.norby@thssa.ca

Environmental Health

We offer a Drinking Water Safety Program that monitors and tests drinking water for Telegraph Creek and IR #9.

Sheila Frank
Drinking Water Safety Program Coordinator
Email: sheila.frank@thssa.ca