Garden River First Nation

Site: Garden River Wellness Centre

Service: Medical Transportation Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements 
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community  
  • Provides transportation from/to Garden River First Nation Reserve to any medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist) outside the community 
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-May  
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:15 pm Jun-Aug
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Garden River First Nation living on the reserve and requiring assistance with medical transportation due to age or disability  
  • Programs and services may be extended to others based on resources available and/or program/service guidelines
Application
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-5710
Fax 705-946-5702
Website www.gardenriver.org
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Primary Contact Janice Belleau, Reception; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 201
Primary Executive Robin Lesage, Transportation Coordinator; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 221; Email: rlesage@grhc.ca
Alternate Executive Maxine Lesage, Health Supervisor; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 207; Email: mlesage@grhc.ca
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 23 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
 
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Pine Hill Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)