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Fort William First Nation

Medical Transportation Program

Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community
  • Provides transportation and/or assistance from/to Fort William First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist, physiotherapy) in city of Thunder Bay
  • Services are provided by way of a wheel-chair accessible medical van equipped with one infant and one toddler restraint
  • Responsible for processing Non-Insured Health Benefits service claims
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual
Hours of Operation
0900 - 1600
0900 - 1600
0900 - 1600
0900 - 1600
0900 - 1600

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Members of Fort William First Nation who:
  • Require assistance with Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) arrangements and forms and/or
  • Medical transportation due to illness, injury or age
Application Process
Contact Health Centre reception during regular hours to make arrangements; after hours call 807-472-7701
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment and pre-authorization by Health Centre
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; NO exceptions
  • Advance cancellation required
After-hours Taxi Service
  • Taxi slips will only be issued to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) with return trip (one-ways not allowed)
  • Individuals accessing this service must provide documentation that they attended the TBRHSC and were seen by the attending physician
  • Documentation must be provided within 24 hours
Documents Required
Written proof of medical appointments required
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(10) Local Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
May 13, 2021