Description & Services
Public Comments NOTE: Patients seeking emergency care services after the Admitting Desk closes at 10 pm are asked to present directly to the Emergency Department’s night entrance 
North Shore Health Network (NSHN) is an amalgamation in Jun 2016, of the Blind River District Health Centre, the Thessalon Hospital and the Matthew Memorial Hospital in Richards Landing
Description (Agency) Operates a 16-bed acute care facility and provides an array of in-patient and out-patient programs and services
Agency Services
Description (Service)
  • Operates a 16-bed acute care facility and provides an array of in-patient and out-patient programs and services 
  • Administers Golden Birches Terrace, Long-Term Care Home
Programs and services offered include: 
  • Acute Care Unit  
  • Cardiology Clinic  
  • Chiropody Clinic  
  • Emergency Department  
  • Geriatric Clinic 
  • Infection Control  
  • Internal Medicine Clinic 
  • Laboratory 
  • Medical Imaging  
  • Oncology Service 
  • Orthopedic Clinic 
  • Outpatient Services 
  • Pharmacy  
  • Rehabilitation  
  • Social Services 
  • Urology Clinic  
  • Women's Wellness Clinic
Community Support Services offered include: 
  • Assisted Living Services 
  • Diabetes Program 
  • Handi-Transit Service 
  • Meals on Wheels 
  • Outreach Assisted Living Service 
  • Philips Helpline and Lifeline 
  • Transportation
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)  
  • Provides access to specialized medical care using video conferencing 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 medical care
Hours Emergencies Mon-Sun 24 hours 
Admitting Desk: 7 am-10 pm
Areas Served Blind River ; Desbarats ; Echo Bay ; Laird Township ; Richards Landing ; Spanish ; Thessalon
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Required to present valid Ontario Health Insurance card (OHIP) or applicable medical insurance information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Available upon request
Fees Program - Community Support Program: Fees may apply
Additional Services at this Site
NVT - Internal Notes from Field As of April 1, 2013, The Blind River District Health Centre (BRDHC) in Blind River is now integrated with the Thessalon Hospital site in Thessalon, and the Matthews Memorial Hospital site in Richard's Landing.
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-356-2265
Fax Administration: 705-356-1220 
Health Records: 705-356-2574
Primary Contact Donna May, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-356-2265 ext 2601; Email:
Primary Executive Lisa High, Chief Executive Officer; Email:
Located In Community Blind River
Address Main Site
525 Causley St
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
View Google Map
Intersection Causley St and Hwy 17 E
Mailing Address Box 970 
525 Causley St 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2001
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Foundation - North Shore Health Network Foundation