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Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
Telemedicine

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Offers clinical, educational and administrative conferences to Northern Ontario First Nation communties through video conferencing or alternate forms of webcasting
  • Partners with Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tele Medicine (KOTM)
  • Provides consultations and follow-up appointments with health professionals via video conferencing units in local nursing stations to allow clients/patients to access health services without leaving their own community
  • Provides health related education sessions to clients and families, and employees of Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
  • Coordinates various activities to encourage community involvement such as career fairs, family visitation, meet and greets and organization interviews

Program offers the following services:

PreNatal Encounters
  • Offers support for new mothers and mothers-to-be
  • Provides training resources for prenatal educators

Tele-Counselling
  • Connects client and community counsellor for one-on-one consultations with service provider on any agreed upon topic of choice

Tele-Psychiatry
  • Coordinates with the University of Toronto Sick Kids Department to provide one-time consultation with psychiatrist to review case management and recommendations
  • Provides emergency/urgent services for clients within 48 hours

Tele-Psychology
  • Offers individual psychological consultations

Tuberculosis (TB) Training and Screening Education
  • Offers client TB education and administrative inquiries with 2 TB Nurses
Comments
There are more than 25 communities in the Sioux Lookout area that have video conferencing units in local nursing stations or health centres
Eligibility
First Nation individuals and families living within First Nation communities
Tele-Psychiatry
Children and youth 4 to 18 years of age

Residency Requirements: The 33 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region
Application Process
  • All services require initial Intake Assessment
  • Requires advance arrangements to be made through Telemedicine Coordinator
Tele-Psychiatry
  • Requires completion of 8 page referral package and consent forms; must include referral contact information
  • Referrals must come from Nodin Child and Family Intervention Services
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible ; Partially Accessible - Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Accessible with ramp but no automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On November 20, 2018

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