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Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Health Centre

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Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members
  • Facilitates and coordinates visits from specialists including medical doctors from Marathon Family Health Team, dietitians, diabetes educators, traditional healers and dental hygienists
  • Provides minor treatment through community nursing and health team staff
  • Provides health awareness, education and prevention workshops and seminars
  • Coordinates clinics in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases
  • Coordinates appointments for foot care sessions through visiting specialists
  • Arranges various health activities for community members including walking clubs, family swims to Marathon Port Hole Pool, urban poling sessions, yoga classes and winter activities
  • Identifies and attempts to correct health hazards

Addresses individual health care needs by providing:
  • Intake services to determine health care needs of individual
  • Referrals to appropriate health care providers based on information in the intake assessment
  • 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
Comments
NOTE: For health emergencies: referred to Wilson Memorial General Hospital in MarathonTribal Council: UnaffiliatedPolitical Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Superior Treaty
Eligibility
Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
Application Process
  • Booked appointments required for local and visiting health professionals
  • Will accept walk-ins for emergencies only
  • Appointments for foot care must be booked approx 2 weeks in advance; contact Melodie Touchette at 807-229-1836 Ext 610
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On August 6, 2019

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