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Whitefish River First Nation

Medical Transportation Program

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Description
Responsible for processing Non-Insured Health Benefits Service claims and coordinating medical transportation for community members
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community for members without access to a vehicle
  • Provides transportation and/or assistance from/to White River First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist) in Little Current, Espanola and surrounding area
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
NOTE: Individuals with small children must have appropriate car seat restraints or transportation will not be provided
Eligibility
Members of Whitefish River First Nation who require medical transportation assistance due to age or disability, or do not have access to a vehicle
Application Process
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment
  • Requires 2 weeks advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Office
705-285-4354 - Health Centre
Fax
705-285-1440
Web Site
http://www.whitefishriver.ca
Email
healthreception@whitefishriver.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 188
c/o Health Centre
Birch Island, ON, P0P 1A0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Nala Toulouse, Medical Transportation Coordinator
Email: cathym@whitefishriver.ca
Phone: 705-863-2330
Health Manager
Angela Shawanda
Email: ashawanda@whitefishriver.ca
Phone: 705-863-0206
Fees
None
Documents Required
Written proof of medical appointments required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
Government - City
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
September 6, 2022
Address
Health Centre, 17B Rainbow Ridge Rd
Whitefish River First Nation, ON, P0P 1A0
  • Health Centre is located at Rainbow Ridge Rd in the community of Whitefish River First Nation
  • Situated in the Administration building next to the Band Office

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0830 - 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm, Jul-Aug
Service Area(s)
Whitefish River First Nation