Indigenous health centre expanding its Niagara operation – St. Catharines Standard

May 9, 2022

Culturally sensitive primary care services now offered at St. Catharines site

Traditional western medicine can do wonders, but only when it’s trusted and part of a process to overall wellness.

Indigenous People in Niagara will soon have another path to achieving that overall wellness, thanks to the expansion of the De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHC). The agency, which has been providing mental health services in the region since 2017, will now offer primary care options for Indigenous People.

“It really involves considering western medicine and the importance of that, but also keeping that strong focus on Indigenous and traditional ways of health and healing,” said Bryanne Smart, board chair for DAHC.

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