West Region Treaty 2 & 4

HEALTH SERVICES

Head Office

Skownan First Nation

P.O. Box 104

Skownan, MB  R0L 1Y0

Phone: 204-628-3333

Sub-Office

Unit 16 - 2nd Floor

317 Main St. North

Dauphin, MB  R7N 1C5

Phone: 204-622-9400

Fax: 204-622-9449

Toll Free: 1-866-385-9400

WRTH Sub-Office

Footcare

FOOT CARE

The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends all persons living with diabetes to have at least one foot examination per year completed by a Certified Foot Care Nurse. This exam would include foot care education, support and encouragement for self-care preventative maintenance. Clients identified with increased risk are followed on a more regular basis, such as every three months or more based on their risk category.

A Certified Foot Care Nurse is available at the WRTHS Health Centre twice a month to provide basic foot care to diabetics and elders in the community. Basic foot care includes the following:

  • Basic Foot and Lower Limb Assessment

  • Basic Wound Assessment

  • Basic Footwear Assessment/Examination

  • Corn and Callus Reduction

  • Nail Care

  • Client Education and Health Promotion (Foot related)

  • Referrals to Footwear Fittings

  • Referrals to Medical Specialists

To book an appointment for yourself or make a referral for a family member in need of basic foot care contact the Home & Community Care program at the WRTHS Health Centre.