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Webequie First Nation

Health Services

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Description
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
Comments
  • Critical patients are airlifted by air ambulance to a hospital in Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay or Winnipeg
  • Telehealth Coordinator: Barney Beaver, email barneybeaver@knet.ca
Hours of Operation
Mon
9 am - 5 pm
Tue
9 am - 5 pm
Wed
9 am - 5 pm
Thu
9 am - 5 pm
Fri
9 am - 5 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
On-call Nurse: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility
Members of Webequie First Nation
Application Process
Requires appointments to see physicians, for mental health counselling and for non-urgent matters
Fees
None
Documents Required
Valid Ontario health card
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
January 10, 2021