Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Site: Weeneebayko General Hospital

Service: Ontario Breast Screening Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Hospital can be reached by mail via 2 postal addresses: Box 34 and Box 664
Description (Service) Breast screening for early detection of breast cancer in women 
  • Provides clinical breast exam preformed by a specially trained nurse  
  • Conducts mammograms (x-ray of the breast)  
  • Teaches how to perform self examinations
 
NOTE:
  • Screening can include a physical breast examination by a specially trained nurse and two-view mammography where screening results are sent to both the patient and her doctor 
  • Individuals who receive normal results are automatically recalled for their next screening appointment. Individuals with abnormal results are referred back to their doctor for further investigation, or are referred directly for additional tests
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation ; Fort Albany First Nation ; Kashechewan First Nation ; Moose Factory ; Moosonee ; Weenusk First Nation - Peawanuck
Eligibility
  • Residents of the Weeneebayko region 
  • Women 50 years and older 
  • Women between 30 and 69 years identified as having a high-risk 
  • Must have no previous history of breast cancer, no breast implants, and have not received a mammogram within the last year
Application
  • Requires booked appointments 
  • No referral required for women over 50 years of age 
  • Medical referral required for women under 50 years of age
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Office 705-658-4544 
Book/cancel appointments 705-658-4031 or 705-658-4032 
Diagnostic Imaging 705-658-4544 Ext 2305
Fax 705-658-4917
Website www.weeneebaykohealth.ca
Primary Executive Michael Ouelette, Physician and Director of Family Medicine
Site Location Hospital is located at southernmost end of Moose Factory Island at the mouth of Moose River on James Bay
Located In Community Moose Factory
Address 19 Hospital Dr
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
 
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Intersection Hospital Dr and Center Rd
Mailing Address c/o Ontario Breast Screening Program 
PO Box 664 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (30) Provincial Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1950
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)