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Garden River First Nation

Health Centre

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  • Provides programs and services that promote physical and mental health for community members from children to elders
  • Participates in teaching with a regular rotation of medical students and residents from Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
  • Provides snacks, transportation and childcare for all programs
  • Provides a monthly calendar with listing of all programs
  • Coordinates an Ontario Telemedicine Network site
Focuses on direct, clinical services including:
  • Consultations with family physicians and visiting professionals
  • Education on health issues such as diabetes, pre/post natal health, nutrition, sexual health etc
  • Environmental health
  • Foot care clinics
  • Laboratory and diagnostic services (limited)
  • Perinatal care
Programs include:
  • Elderly and Disabled Services
  • Infant Development Planning
  • Non-Insured Medical Benefits
  • Medical Transportation
Offers awareness and outreach programs to meet the health needs of community members in the following areas:
  • Health Programs
  • Family Wellness
  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Early Childhood Development and Healthy Babies Healthy Children (includes Family Home Visits and Maternal Child Health Program)
  • Elderly and Disabled Social Services
  • Community Cultural Awareness
Also provides:
  • Band representation in Child Welfare protection issues
  • Support and assistance in policy development for the Human Resource department
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
  • Monthly program/activities calendar available at Wellness Centre, Healing Lodge, in newsletter and on website
  • Lisa Clark, OTN Coordinator; Phone: 705-946-5710 Ext 242
  • Members of Garden River First Nation living on the reserve
  • Programs and services may be extended to others based on resources available and/or program/service guidelines
Application Process
Booked appointments required
705-946-5710 - Wellness Centre
Web Site
Mailing Address
Garden River Wellness Centre
23 Shingwauk St
Garden River First Nation, ON, P6A 7B2
Janice Belleau, Health Reception
Phone: 705-946-5710 Ext 201
Health Manager
Jessica Grawbarger
Phone: 705-946-5710 Ext 216
Documents Required
Valid Ontario health card and certificate of Indian status (if applicable) required
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Legal Status
Government - City
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 23, 2021
Garden River Wellness Centre, 23 Shingwauk St
Garden River First Nation, ON, P6A 7B2
  • Functions as a community health centre located at Shingwauk St in the community of Garden River
  • Closest intersection is at Shingwauk St and Pine Hill Dr
  • Situated across the road from the Child Care Centre

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Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Program dates and times listed on monthly online calendar
Service Area(s)
Garden River First Nation