Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Responsible for processing Non-Insured Health Service claims for community and band members 
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual 
  • Assists with making travel arrangements  
  • Maintains client documentation, receipts and related information 
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Fort Severn First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort Severn First Nation who require assistance with Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) arrangements and forms, and assistance with medical transportation due to illness, injury or age
Application Non-Insured Health Benefits 
Requires booked appointments 
 
Medical Transportation 
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-478-2575
Fax 807-478-2541
Website www.fortsevern.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Candace Mamakwa, Referral Secretary
Alternate Contact Allison Wanakamik, Referral Clerk
Primary Executive Daisy Kabestra, Health Director; Email: daisykabestra@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 720 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 9 km from mouth of Severn River on Hudson Bay
Located In Community Fort Severn First Nation
Address Fort Severn, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station 
PO Box 151 
Fort Severn, ON P0V 1W0
Physical Access Not Applicable
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)