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Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
Regional Wellness Response Program

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  • Operates as a resource for Sioux Lookout Region First Nation communities and health/social service representatives to address the increase of prescription drug abuse and associated harms
  • Addresses sexually transmitted infections (STIs), blood-borne infections (BBIs), and the resulting increase in needle usage and sharing

Works to establish:
  • An approach to improve the health and reduce prescription drug addiction in present and future generations of First Nations people
  • Access to health care and social services in spite of remoteness and complexity of issues
  • Liaisons with community leaders/health workers to understand services required specific to prescription drug abuse treatment and reduction of associated risks
  • Effective partnerships with health and social service delivery organizations

Regional Wellness Response coordination also includes:
  • Community Wellness Development Team
  • Needle Distribution Service
  • Hepatitis C Support and Treatment Service
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Eligibility
First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout Region

Residency Requirements: The 33 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region
Application Process
Open to referrals from any source including self-referral
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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