Message from Lois Williams, Health Manager, Tsawout Health Department

The Tsawout First Nation Health Department and Administration staff are taking all precautions against COVID-19 and limiting risks of contacting the virus with respect to the vulnerable members of the community in mind. We are making sure to keep taking care of our elders and other members that need assistance with health care.

Please stop and remember to let the staff know if you have a cough, runny nose, and or fever.

Wash your hands with soap and water or use a sanitizer. Do not touch your face, nose and or mouth since the virus will enter your body through those areas.

Avoid public places as much as possible and stay home. We are closed to the general public as of March 17, 2020 until March 30, 2020.

The measures we need to take may change day by day, so the essential health staff will be available by phone. Please call the Health Receptionist Cathy Webster and she can transfer you to the Medical Office Assistant Andresa Liwagon at 250 652-1149 for a telephone consultation.

The Community Health Nurse Simi Ono, Licensed Practitioner, Nurse Katherine Sebastiano, Nurse Practitioner Kelly Sharp, and Homecare staff Iris Webster/Lisa Underwood will be on-site at the Tsawout Health Office as well. The other Health staff will be working from home until further notice.

Phil Mach is a clinical counsellor with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). Phil will be available by phone due to the COVID-19 for counselling sessions during March 17, 24 and 31, 2020. Please call Phil at 778 584-1180 and or email him at

Mathew Davydiuk has been facilitating the Men’s Group with Tabita Marks at Tsawout and he is available by phone at 250 634-3478 and email (

Other contact information:

Kelly Sharp NP(F)
VIHA/Aboriginal Health
Serving the communities of TSAWOUT and Tseycum First Nations
Cell: 250-896-7852
7728 Tetayut Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2E4

MOA: Andresa Liwagon, 250-652-1149, Ext 210
Confidential Fax: 778-351-0311
Lois Williams (Health Manager, Tsawout Health Department)