Wawakapewin First Nation

Site: Wawakapewin First Nation

Service: Health Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Access to all health care services through the Nursing Station located in Kasabonika Lake, 37 km NE of Wawakapewin First Nation (closest Nursing Station) 
  • Offers health care through a health team consisting of Community Health nurses, visiting Physicians and Home Care workers  
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops/clinics in areas that may include Child Care, Diabetes, Elderly & Chronic Disease, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases
 
Addresses individual health care needs by providing:  
  • Treatment of on-going health problems  
  • Emergency services  
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals  
  • Coordination of one-on-one pre-natal care with the community health nurse  
  • 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  
  • Allows consultations for patients with specialty services such as physio, diabetes, etc  
  • Provides opportunity for workshops and education sessions for staff and patients  
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm  
On-call Nurse Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Wawakapewin First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wawakapewin First Nation
Application Call ahead to book appointment if possible
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Kasabonika Nursing Station: 807-535-1189 
Wawakapewin Sub-Office, Sioux Lookout: 807-737-2662
Fax 807-737-4226
E-Mail info@wawakapewin.ca
Website www.wawakapewin.ca
Primary Contact Amanda Albany, Referral Clerk, Kasabonika Nursing Station; Phone: 807-535-1189; Fax: 807-535-1192; Email: amandaalbany@knet.ca
Alternate Contact Rhoda Meekis, Community Health Representative, Wawakapewin First Nation
Primary Executive Deb Whitney, Nurse In Charge, Kasabonika Nursing Station; Phone: 807-535-1189; Fax: 807-535-1192
Alternate Executive Janina Meekis, Band Administrator, Wawakapewin First Nation
Site Location Reserve is approx 350 km N of Sioux Lookout on Long Dog Lake, located along SE shores of Asheweig River, a tributary of the Winisk River
Located In Community Wawakapewin First Nation
Address Wawakapewin First Nation, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
PO Box 477 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A8
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 - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)