Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Community Telemedicine Coordinator: Peggy Sakanee at 1-800-387-3740 Ext 1396; isabelsakanee@knet.ca
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through Nursing Station 
  • Provides Physician consultations a few days per month with 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 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
 
Coordinates the following programs: 
  • Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative  
  • Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Home and Community Care Program 
  • Medical Transportation Program 
  • Mental Health Services 
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
 
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 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility Members of Neskantaga First Nation
Application 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 807-479-2533
Fax 807-479-2505
Primary Contact Doreen Moonias, Referral Clerk
Primary Executive Sharon Sakanee, Health Director; Phone: Band Office 807-479-2570; Fax: 807-479-1138; Email: sharon.sakanee@neskantaga.com
Alternate Executive Gloria Atlookan, Community Health Representative; Phone: 807-479-1147; Email: gloria.atlookan@neskantaga.com
Site Location Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Located In Community Neskantaga First Nation
Address Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Health Centre 
PO Box 104 
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)