Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Primary Care Facility, Attawapiskat Hospital

Operates a primary care facility and provides an array of services
  • Provides the care through nurses with doctors and pharmacists available 24 hours a day for telephone consultations
  • Supported by rotating Physician visits
  • Provides mental health services
  • Offers on-site laboratory services
  • Provides surgical consultations and a wide spectrum of surgical procedures
  • Arranges for air ambulance transfers to larger centres for emergency/surgical services
  • Receives services of James Bay Ambulance Services (JBAS)
  • Provides traditional healing programs approximately once per month based upon availability of healers
  • Provides English/Cree translation and interpretation services

In Patient Care
  • Provides 17 in-patient and chronic care beds
  • Provides basic surgical and pediatric care
  • Offers prenatal and obstetric care (newborn deliveries)
  • Offers assistance for rehabilitation patients

Out Patient Care
  • Provides a 24-hour emergency department
  • Provides primary care assessment and treatment
  • Hosts various clinics including Diabetes, Hypertension, Prenatal and Well Women

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

Also houses the Attawapiskat Dental Office
Nearest urban centre is Timmins, 500 km S of Attawapiskat
Members of Attawapiskat First Nation and residents along the James Bay coast
Application Process
No application process
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Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On February 26, 2019

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