Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5 
 
Telemedicine Coordinator: Anita Meekis, anitameekis@knet.ca
Description (Service) Services that promote physical and mental health for community members
 
  • Provides health awareness, education and prevention workshops and seminars 
  • Coordinates clinics in areas including Blood Pressure, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Coordinates basic foot care sessions and workshops in individual's home or at clinic 
  • Offers a diabetic clinic 
  • Provides mental health counselling 
  • Administers the Jeannette-Oscar Lydokenne Nursing Station
 
Addresses individual health care needs by providing: 
  • Intake services to determine health care needs of individual 
  • Referrals to appropriate health care providers based on information in the intake assessment 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals 
  • Coordination of one-on-one pre-natal care with the community health nurse 
  • Prenatal classes and post-natal visits 
  • Home visits to the sick, elderly, new mothers and persons with health care needs
 
Provides the following programs: 
  • Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative 
  • Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program 
  • Crisis Intervention 
  • Home and Community Care Program 
  • Home Support Program 
  • Maternal Child Health Program 
  • Medical Transportation Program 
  • Mental Health Program 
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Nursing Station 
  • Women and Child Community Nutrition Educator
 
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-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Deer Lake First Nation
Application
  • Requires booked appointments 
  • Prior arrangements must be made for home visits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-775-2226 
807-775-9770
Fax 807-775-9772
Website www.deerlake.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Garylene Meekis, Health Director; Email: garylenemeekis@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Judy Rae, Assistant Health Director; Email: judyrae@knet.ca
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Located In Community Deer Lake First Nation
Address Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Health Centre 
Box 352 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
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)