Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Community Telemedicine Coordinator (CTC) is Tilleya Nothing, email: tilleyanothing@knet.ca; Alternate CTC is Mike Quesnel, email: pmikeq@gmail.com
Description (Service) Services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through a two-nurse Nursing Station 
  • Provides Physician consultations a few days per month through a visiting Physician from Sioux Lookout 
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops especially in the areas of diabetes and alcohol/drug abuse  
  • Coordinates clinics/workshops in areas that may include Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Offers a palliative care program when required
 
Addresses individual health care needs by providing: 
  • 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
 
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) 
  • Provides access to specialized medical care using videoconferencing 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 care
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Bearskin Lake First Nation
Application
  • Recommends booked appointments 
  • Home visits require prior arrangements
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-363-2582 
807-363-1013
Crisis Phone 807-363-2566
Fax 807-363-1021
Primary Contact Bonnie Byrne, Registered Nurse
Alternate Contact Carmelita Escasa, Registered Nurse
Primary Executive Deb Whitney, Nurse in Charge
Alternate Executive Wesley Nothing, Health Director; Phone: (Cell) 807-738-0127 * 807-363-1185; Fax: 807-363-2585
Site Location Community is located 400 km N of Sioux Lookout on W shores of Michikan Lake
Located In Community Bearskin Lake First Nation
Address Bearskin Lake First Nation
 
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Mailing Address c/o Bearskin Lake Nursing Station 
PO Box 56 
Bearskin Lake, ON P0V 1E0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)