Neskantaga First Nation

Site: Rachael Bessie Sakanee Memorial Health Centre

Service: Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Provides education and services for the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes 
  • Provides case management and screening services 
  • Offers basic foot care  
  • Works to reduce the number of avoidable complications that can arise from uncontrolled diabetes 
  • Advises on developing and implementing an approach to care and management of diabetes 
  • Assists individuals in finding appropriate services  
  • Provides referrals to other health care professionals and the Northern Diabetes Health Network
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility Members of Neskantaga First Nation living with diabetes or at-risk
Application Appointments recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-479-2533
Fax 807-479-2505
Primary Contact Doreen Moonias, Referral Clerk
Primary Executive Melissa Sakanee, Diabetes Worker; Email: melissa.sakanee@neskantaga.com
Alternate Executive Sharon Sakanee, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: Band Office 807-479-2570; Fax: 807-479-1138; Email: sharon.sakanee@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 Diabetes Initiative 
PO Box 105 
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)