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Webequie First Nation
Health Services

Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members
  • Coordinates health care services through a health team that consists of 3 community health nurses/nurse practitioners, 1 community health representative and 2 full-time counsellors
  • Provides physician consultations twice per month through 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
  • Provides mental health services including counselling
  • Coordinates visits from dentists and optometrists periodically through the year

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

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
Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations ManagementPolitical Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
  • Critical patients are airlifted by air ambulance to a hospital in Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay or Winnipeg
  • Mental Health Counsellor: Emily Jacob
  • Telehealth Coordinator: Myla Shewaybick
Members of Webequie First Nation
Application Process
Requires appointments to see physicians, for mental health counselling and for non-urgent matters
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On February 6, 2019

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