Description & Services
Public Comments There are more than 25 communities in the Sioux Lookout area that have video conferencing units in local nursing stations or health centres
Description (Service) Offers clinical, educational and administrative conferences to Northern Ontario First Nation communties through video conferencing or alternate forms of webcasting 
  • Partners with Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tele Medicine (KOTM) 
  • Provides consultations and follow-up appointments with health professionals via video conferencing units in local nursing stations to allow clients/patients to access health services without leaving their own community 
  • Provides health related education sessions to clients and families, and employees of Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority 
  • Coordinates various activities to encourage community involvement such as career fairs, family visitation, meet and greets and organization interviews
 
Program offers the following services:
 
PreNatal Encounters 
  • Offers support for new mothers and mothers-to-be 
  • Provides training resources for prenatal educators
 
Tele-Counselling 
  • Connects client and community counsellor for one-on-one consultations with service provider on any agreed upon topic of choice
 
Tele-Psychiatry 
  • Coordinates with the University of Toronto Sick Kids Department to provide one-time consultation with psychiatrist to review case management and recommendations 
  • Provides emergency/urgent services for clients within 48 hours
 
Tele-Psychology 
  • Offers individual psychological consultations
 
Tuberculosis (TB) Training and Screening Education 
  • Offers client TB education and administrative inquiries with 2 TB Nurses
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Eabametoong First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Koocheching First Nation ; Lac Seul ; MacDowell Lake First Nation ; Marten Falls First Nation ; Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Slate Falls First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Webequie First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Boundaries The 33 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region
Eligibility First Nation individuals and families living within First Nation communities
 
Tele-Psychiatry
 
Children and youth 4 to 18 years of age
Application
  • All services require initial Intake Assessment 
  • Requires advance arrangements to be made through Telemedicine Coordinator
 
Tele-Psychiatry 
  • Requires completion of 8 page referral package and consent forms; must include referral contact information 
  • Referrals must come from Nodin Child and Family Intervention Services
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1802
Toll Free Phone 1-800-842-0681
Fax 807-737-2141
E-Mail info@slfnha.com
Website www.slfnha.com
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Primary Executive Hana Beitl, Telemedicine Coordinator; Phone: 807-737-6110; Email: hana.beitl@slfnha.com
Alternate Executive Janet Gordon, Director of Health Services; Email: janet.gordon@slfnha.com
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 61B King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
 
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Intersection King St and 5th Ave
Mailing Address c/o Telemedicine Program 
PO Box 1300 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Accessible with ramp but no automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2002
Funding Provincial ; Federal