Wapekeka First Nation

Site: Nursing Station

Service: Health Station

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Community Telemedicine Coordinator (CTC): Wendy Duncan, email: wendybduncan@knet.ca
Description (Service) Nursing station providing basic medical and health care services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through the Nursing Station; health team consists of Community Health Nurses and Representatives, a Community Physician and Crisis Team 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 
  • Coordinates services of a visiting dentist; provides a dental assistant
 
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  
  • 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 
  • 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 Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Emergency Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Wapekeka First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wapekeka First Nation
Application
  • Requires booked appointments 
  • Medications must be picked up during regular clinic hours
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-537-2320
Fax 807-537-2527
E-Mail health@wapekeka.ca
Website www.wapekeka.ca
Primary Executive Nurse In Charge
Alternate Executive Beatrice Anderson, Health Director; Phone: 807-537-2475; Email: beatricea@wapekeka.ca
Site Location Community is along NE shores of Angling Lake, approx 450 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 26 km NE of Big Trout Lake
Located In Community Wapekeka First Nation
Address Wapekeka First Nation, ON P0V 1B0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station 
PO Box 1 
Wapekeka, ON P0V 1B0
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)