Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation

Site: Windigo Island Health Office

Service: Medical Transportation Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty 3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements 
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community 
  • Provides transportation from/to Windigo Island community to any medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist etc) mostly in Kenora and Vita, Manitoba 
  • 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-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 9 am-1 pm
Areas Served Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
Eligibility Members of Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation (Northwest Angle 37) residing on Windigo Island who require assistance with medical transportation due to illness, injury or age
Application Medical appointments out-of-town are usually coordinated for Tuesdays and Thursdays  
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-733-2900
Fax 807-733-2690
Primary Executive Leigh-Anne Powassin, Community Health Representative
Alternate Executive Dora Henry, Health Director; Phone: 807-226-5353; Email: health.director@nwa37.ca
Site Location Windigo Island community is near Manitoba & Minnesota borders approx 6 mi N of Angle Inlet, Minn and 100 mi SW of Kenora
Located In Community Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
Address Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
 
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Mailing Address c/o Windigo Island Health Office 
PO Box 267 
Sioux Narrows, ON P0X 1N0
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)