Neskantaga First Nation

Site: Rachael Bessie Sakanee Memorial Health Centre

Service: Medical Transportation Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements 
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community  
  • Provides transportation assistance from/to Neskantaga First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist) in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay 
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm 
Transportation times vary
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility Members of Neskantaga First Nation who require medical transportation assistance due to age or disability
Application
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation 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
Alternate Contact Angus Atlookan, Medical Driver; Email: ang_atlookan@hotmail.com
Primary Executive Sharon Sakanee, Health 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 Medical Transportation 
PO Box 104 
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)