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Stoney Health Services (SHS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to safeguard and improve the health of Stoney Nakoda First Nation. Stoney Health Centre serves the people of Stoney Nation, including but not limited to status and Non-Status Indians, Métis and Inuit, as well as all individuals and families living and working in the community, including spouses, partners and children, and employees from all walks of life, who are eligible for services at the Health Centre. We are happy to report that more than half of SHS staff are community members, and as an organization we continue to grow each year.

Stoney Health Center was established in 1988 to provide health care and wellness services to the Stoney Nakoda Nation. The Stoney Nakoda Nation comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations. The population estimated to be 6000 live on reserves in Southwestern Alberta on lands that make up the Stoney homeland, found in three separate locations. The Eden Valley reserve which lies to the south of Morley; the Big Horn reserve to the north of Morley; the Morley reserve to the west of Calgary

Stoney Health Services  provides a number of programs and services which include: aboriginal head start services, allied Health services (social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy etc.), on-site clinical laboratory, communicable disease control, community maternal and child health, community transportation, crisis team, dental services, fitness and exercise classes, health promotion and education, home and community care, medical transportation, nutrition, pharmacy services, primary care (including medical, Nurse Practitioner and nursing services), psychological services, radiography services, school health and youth programming, are all available to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the Stoney people.