Neskantaga First Nation
Health and Social Services

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Description
Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members
  • Coordinates health care services through Nursing Station
  • Provides Physician consultations a few days per month with a visiting Physician from Sioux Lookout
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops especially in the areas of diabetes and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Coordinates clinics/workshops in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases
  • Offers a palliative care program when required

Addresses individual health care needs by providing:
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals
  • Coordination of one-on-one pre-natal care with the community health nurse
  • Home visits to the sick, elderly, new mothers and persons with health care needs
  • Assistance with coordinating local and long distance travel arrangements for medical appointments

Coordinates the following programs:
  • Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Home and Community Care Program
  • Medical Transportation Program
  • Mental Health Services
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
  • Provides access to specialized medical care using videoconferencing and other tele-diagnostic equipment
  • Allows specialists to remotely examine and prescribe treatments to patients in their home communities
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Comments
Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations ManagementPolitical Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
Eligibility
Members of Neskantaga First Nation
Application Process
Home visits require prior arrangements
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On September 6, 2019

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