The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program is a national program that provides coverage to eligible registered First Nations and Inuit.
Under this program, Skerrett Psychology provides Short-Term Crisis Intervention Mental Health Counselling up to a maximum of 15 one-hour sessions. The client comes in for an initial assessment and funding is requested from Health Canada. A status card is required for participation. Once approved, the client is able to return for counselling sessions. There is no fee to the client for the initial assessment if funding is not approved.
To learn more about the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program and how to access it, visit Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit.
Skerrett Psychology also provides IRS RHSP Individual and Family Counselling. A client is eligible for IRS RHSP mental health support services if they meet one of the following criteria:
Check out the Government of Canada's IRS RHSP website for more information.
Hope for Wellness provides 24/7 support to indigenous peoples. Services are available in English and French, and on request, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.