Mississauga First Nation
Health and Social Services

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Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members
  • Coordinates health care services as a department of the band office
  • Facilitates consultations through visiting professionals such as a physician, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, registered dietitian, chiropodist and a mental health counsellor
  • 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, Environmental Health, Immunization, Pre/Post Natal Health, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases

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 health programs:
  • Family Home Visitor
  • Health Promotion
  • Long Term Care
  • Long Term Care, Handi-Trans Bus
  • Medical Transportation

Coordinates the following social services programs:
  • Community Support Services
  • Community Wellness
  • Food Bank
  • Parent Resource Coordinator
  • Youth 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: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC)
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Nurse Practitioner, Lori Russon: 705-356-1621 Ext 2224
Eligibility
Members of Mississauga First Nation
Application Process
  • Appointments required for visiting professionals
  • Clinic Days: booked appointments with Nurse Practitioner recommended but will accept walk-ins
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Last Verified On March 7, 2018

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