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Promote, protect, and provide for the health and well-being of the people of the NWT.

Health

Health is a complete state of physical, mental, social and emotional well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Please click on the read more link to learn more about the health programs and services offered by the Department.

Social Services

Social Services encourage healthy choices, support mental wellness, protect children and others at risk, and help families and communities to increase wellness.Please click on the read more link to learn more about the social services programs offered by the Department.
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NWT Home Support Worker Day
The Department of Health and Social Services would like to acknowledge and recognize Home Support Workers for their important contribution to Home Care on this day, NWT Home Support Worker Day, Tuesday June 28th.
Medical Assistance in Dying
As of June 6, 2016, doctors in the NWT are allowed to provide medical assistance in dying. Our priority is to protect both patients and health care providers involved in medical assistance in dying. Medical Assistance in Dying Interim Guidelines have been developed to ensure this service is provided in a safe, fair and consistent manner in the Northwest Territories.
Arsenic in Lake Water Around Yellowknife

 

The NWT Chief Public Health Officer is advising residents of the Northwest Territories about precautions they can take to avoid exposure to elevated arsenic levels found in some small lakes located near the Giant Mine property.

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, more commonly known as “TB”, is thought by many to be a disease of the past. However, TB is very much a reality in many parts of the world including here in the Northwest Territories.

Check the bottom right hand corner of your health care card for expiry date.

You are responsible for renewing your health care card. Renewal can be completed four months in advance of the expiry date.

North Slavey

Professional Licensing

The Office of the Registrar, Professional Licensing is responsible for ensuring that the licensing of health professionals is carried out in accordance with legislation and best practices.

Vital Statistics

Here you will find information to help you register and order certificates for vital events, such as a birth, death, marriage, or legal changes of name.