Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5 
 
Community Telehealth Coordinator (CTC): Kristen Owen, kristenowen@knet.ca
Description (Service) Nursing station providing basic medical and health care services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Provides primary health care services through a Nursing station in partnership with the Pikangikum Health Centre 
  • Coordinates consultations with visiting Physician a few days per month 
  • 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
 
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 
Emergencies Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Poplar Hill First Nation
Eligibility Members of Poplar Hill First Nation
Application Appointments highly recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Nursing Station 807-772-8892
Fax 807-772-1198
Website poplarhill.firstnation.ca/
Primary Executive Melanie Turpin, Head Nurse
Alternate Executive Anna Owen, Referral Clerk; Email: annaowen@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 120 km N of Red Lake along banks of Berens River near Ont/Man border
Located In Community Poplar Hill First Nation
Address Poplar Hill, ON P0V 3E0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station 
PO Box 78 
Poplar Hill, ON P0V 3E0
Physical Access Not 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)