Whitefish River First Nation

Site: Health Clinic

Service: Health and Social Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members and serves as the administration office for health and social services  
  • Coordinates health care services through visiting Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Community Health Nurse, Dietitian and a Diabetes Team  
  • 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, Foot Care, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases  
  • Offers a palliative care program when required 
  • Coordinates health initiatives/activities such as health fairs for different age groups 
  • Hosts recreation nights, women's socials and other events for community members
 
Addresses individual health care needs by providing:  
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals  
  • Coordination of one-on-one prenatal/postnatal 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
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Whitefish River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitefish River First Nation
Application
  • Requires booked appointments for visiting professionals 
  • Registration for activities recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-285-4354
Fax 705-285-1440
E-Mail healthreception@whitefishriver.ca
Website www.whitefishriver.ca
Primary Contact Cathy McGregor, Health Centre Receptionist; Email: cathym@whitefishriver.ca
Primary Executive Leslie McGregor, Health and Social Services Manager; Email: lmcgregor@whitefishriver.ca
Site Location Community is in village of Birch Island off Hwy 6 just N of Manitoulin Island, 20 kms N of LIttle Current and 68 km SW of Sudbury
Located In Community Whitefish River First Nation
Address 17-B Rainbow Ridge Rd
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
 
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Intersection Rainbow Ridge Rd and Bay of Islands Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 188 
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)