Eight Health and Social Services (HSS) Authorities plan, manage and deliver a full spectrum of community and facility-based services for health care and social services:
• Beaufort-Delta HSS Authority
• Dehcho HSS Authority
• Fort Smith HSS Authority
• Hay River HSS Authority
• Sahtu HSS Authority
• Stanton Territorial Health Authority
• Tlicho Community Services Agency
• Yellowknife HSS Authority
Community health programs include daily drop-in clinics, public health clinics, home care, school health programs and educational programs. Visiting physicians and specialists routinely visit the communities. Social service programs include early intervention and support to families and children, child protection services, adoptions, family violence prevention, mental health, addictions and corrections.
Boards of trustees for each HSS Authority provide NWT residents with the opportunity to shape priorities and service delivery for their communities.