Primary Health Care

DAHC’s Primary Care Team is a group of health professionals who work closely together to provide comprehensive and wholistic primary care in a culturally safe way. Our team aims to meet the unique needs of each individual by addressing specific medical issues, providing routine and episodic care, and facilitating appropriate referrals to a wide range of health specialties. At the forefront of our approach is a consideration of the whole person and reflecting that in the care we provide.

Our Primary Care Team consists of:

  • Medical Doctors,
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Practical Nurse, and
  • Medical Administration staff.

We also work with external providers to offer additional services on site such as Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine, Pain Specialists, Phlebotomy and more.

We work together with other health center programs and services to provide integrated care that honors the individual as the centre of the circle of care.

We provide care to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) that includes illness prevention and screening, assessment, treatment and monitoring, counselling, chronic disease management, pre and post-natal care and much more.

Contact Information:

To contact our primary care team, please call us:

Hamilton – (905) 544-4320

Brantford – (519) 752-4340

FASD Assessment and Diagnostics

In 2020, a new partnership was created between De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHC) and McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC) to provide improved access to diagnostic testing for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) for Indigenous children, youth and families. FASDs are a group of conditions that can affect an unborn baby who is exposed to prenatal consumption of alcohol. Working together, DAHC and MCH provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessment and diagnostic services to Indigenous communities living in Hamilton, Brantford, Niagara and surrounding area.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Self-identifies as Indigenous
  • Age 0 – 18

To make a referral to this service, please complete one of the attached referral forms (professional referral or self-referral) and fax to one of the following offices:

Hamilton – (905) 544-4247

Brantford – (519) 752-6096

Niagara – (905) 544-4247 (Assessments for Niagara residents are currently being held in Hamilton as we work on building a suitable space for this service in the Niagara region)


Referral Forms:

FASD Self-Referral Form

If you need assistance completing the self-referral form, please contact our primary care clinic reception:

Hamilton – (905) 544-4320

Brantford – (519) 752-6096

Niagara – (905) 418-1143