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The Health Department promotes the well being and physical health of ?Esdilagh community citizens. This department plans and delivers health-related services.

Through the Tsilhqot'in Health Hub, ?Esdilagh has access to professional services such as Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Nurses, Spiritual Healers. See below for a schedule of services coming to the community.

Thelma Stump

PH: (250) 747-2002

Thelma Stump, Health & Wellness Manager

Thelma Stump is the Health & Wellness Manager. With years of experience Thelma is well equipped and is knowledgable to fulfill this position.

Thelma Stump is the Health & Wellness Manager. With years of experience Thelma is well equipped with lots of knowledge to fulfill this position. Some of her duties include: managing all health programs and services for ?Esdilagh, travelling to meetings, organizing community health events, coordinating professional services and guiding co-workers within the Health Department.

Thelma attained her Managers Certificate from the Community Health Program from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. She has six years of health related experience. She is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Health Hub Board, a member of the Community Health Directors Association of the First Nations Health Authority.

Sharon Palmantier

PH: (250) 747-2002

Sharon Palmantier, Community Health Representative (CHR)

"Although this job may be overwhelming at times I find it very interesting. I enjoy meeting new people and like the challenge. I really look forward to future training within the health field since it is constantly changing."

For over thirty years Sharon lived in the community of Tl'esqox where she raised her sons Quinton and Riley. Currently Sharon resides in the Quesnel area. Sharon had various jobs within the Tl'esqox/Riske Creek area.

Sharon accompanies on-reserve community members to appointments and acts as a liaison when necessary between the member and their professional health services and helps to advocate for their health.

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Lanny Kipling, RPN
Mental Wellness Counsellor, Home/Community Care Worker & National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Worker

For any counselling support call Lanny's confidential voice mail at (250) 991-9701 to make an appointment.

Sharon Palmantier

PH: (250) 991-8482

Shanda Rojas,NP
Home & Community Care Nurse Practitioner

Shanda has been a NP for 10 years, and currently have a practice in a primary care clinic in Quesnel. She also provides primary care services to a number of First Nations communities northwest of Quesnel all the way through the Fraser Canyon. Even though Shanda works mostly in primary care she has a keen interest in working with the homeless and street population, and also does a lot of work in the area of women's health and chronic disease.

Shanda loves living in the north and especially love small town living. Shanda has three beautiful children - two boys in university and one daughter in high school. In her spare time Shanda likes to hike, kayak, ski and travel. Her most favorite past time is hanging out with family and friends.

Sharon Palmantier

PH: (250) 747-2002 Ext. 201

Jadyn Koldeweihe (CHN)
Community Health Nurse

Jadyn Koldeweihe is a Community Health Nurse (CHN) for ?Esdilagh First Nation. She is a newly graduated nurse who is very passionate about working with First nation's people and is interested in learning about traditional medicines and practices. She enjoys utilizing both a holistic and modern approach when providing health care to her clients.

The CHN is able to assess health vital signs (Blood Pressure, Heart rate, Temperature, Respiratory rate, etc) in home or at the health center, clarify medications or any questions clients may have about their health. The CHN works collaboratively with doctors, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, dieticians, mental wellness worker/counselor, and other home and community care nurses. Work to me means that I am able to work alongside my clients achieving the health goal they set for themselves; where I am providing them the "tools" for their "toolbox".


Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9AM - 4:00 PM)

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Through the Tsilhqot'in Health Hub, ?Esdilagh has access to professional services such as Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Nurses, Spiritual Healers and Mental Health Clinicians.

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To book an appointment or for more information please contact the Health Department or


Physiotherapy is available to all Tsilhqot'in members at no cost at the ?Esdilagh Clinic on the following dates:

  • to be determined
  • Physiotherapy is beneficial for anyone needing treatment for:

  • Joint Replacements
  • Falls Prevention
  • Sports Injuries
  • Balance and Diziness
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Concusions
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Strengthening
  • Chronic Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Acupuncture