Nisga'a Valley Health Authority (NVHA)

Nisga’a Government manages the delivery of healthcare in Nisga’a communities through the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority (NVHA). Registered under the Societies Act, the elected body includes representatives from the four Nisga’a Villages and an elected representative from the non-Nisga’a community. Responsible for creating and maintaining facilities and promoting medical and public healthcare programs, NVHA operates a diagnostic centre in Gitlaxt'aamiks (New Aiyansh) and satellite clinics in the other Nisga’a Villages, providing physician services, home care, cultural community health representatives, and the administration of non-insured health benefits.

Nisga’a citizens report a high level of satisfaction with health services on Nisga’a Lands and consider NVHA one of Canada’s most progressive, efficient, and effective First Nations healthcare organizations. NVHA receives funding from Nisga'a Lisims Government under the Nations Fiscal Financing Agreement, and also receives various funding from Canada and British Columbia.

NVHA Services

Gitlaxt'aamiks (New Aiyansh) is the hub for health services for the Nisga'a Nation. The centre has a full-time doctor and nurse on-staff, offers scheduled dental services, mental health services, and scheduled optometric services. Other program & services offered through Nisga'a Valley Health Board include the community health rep. program, Drug & Alcohol preventative services, the Brighter Futures program, and Home Care services. Please contact:


Nisga'a Valley Health Authority
PO Box 234, 4920 Tait Ave
Gitlaxt'aamiks (formerly New Aiyansh), British Columbia
Canada, BC V0J 1A0

Toll Free: 1 888 233 2212
Tel: 250 633 5000
Emergency #Tel: 250 633 2298


NVHA Website

NVHA has a website:


Local NVHA Health Centre Telephone Numbers

Gitwinksihlkw: Toll Free: 1 800 993 3513  Tel: 250 633 2611  Emergency #Tel: 250 633 2298

Laxgalts'ap: Toll Free: 1 800 991 5667  Tel: 250 621 3274  Emergency #Tel: 250 621 3274

Gingolx: Toll Free: 1 800 991 5671  Tel: 250 326 4258  Emergency #Tel: 250 326 2345

Other Services

Victim Services: 250 633 3012  Toll Free: 1 866 633 0888 local 3012

Suicide Distress Line: 1 800 784 2433

Crisis Line: 1 888 562 1214

Teen Crisis Line: 1 888 564 8336

Victim Link Line: 1 800 563 0808

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