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Wapekeka First Nation
Health Station

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Description
Nursing station providing basic medical and health care services that promote physical and mental health for community members
  • Coordinates health care services through the Nursing Station; health team consists of Community Health Nurses and Representatives, a Community Physician and Crisis Team workers
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops/clinics in areas that may include Child Care, Diabetes, Elderly & Chronic Disease, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases
  • Coordinates services of a visiting dentist; provides a dental assistant

Addresses individual health care needs by providing:
  • Treatment of on-going health problems
  • Emergency services
  • 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
  • Allows consultations for patients with specialty services such as physio, diabetes, etc
  • Provides opportunity for workshops and education sessions for staff and patients
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Comments
Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations CouncilPolitical Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9Telemedicine Program Coordinator: Ashley Cassidy, phone 807-737-5691, toll-free 1-888-990-0477, fax 807-737-8130, email ashley.cassidy@slfnha.com
Eligibility
Members of Wapekeka First Nation
Application Process
  • Requires booked appointments
  • Medications must be picked up during regular clinic hours
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On July 3, 2019

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