Whitefish River First Nation

Site: Health Clinic

Service: Medical Transportation Program

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) Responsible for processing Non-Insured Health Benefits Service claims and coordinating medical transportation for community members  
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community for members without access to a vehicle  
  • Provides transportation and/or assistance from/to White River First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist) in Little Current, Espanola and surrounding area 
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual  
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
 
NOTE: Individuals with small children must have appropriate car seat restraints or transportation will not be provided
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 who require medical transportation assistance due to age or disability, or do not have access to a vehicle
Application
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 2 weeks 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 705-285-4354
Fax 705-285-1440
E-Mail healthreception@whitefishriver.ca
Website www.whitefishriver.ca
Primary Contact Cathy McGregor, Receptionist and Medical Transportation Coordinator; Email: cathym@whitefishriver.ca
Alternate Contact Russell Jacko, Medical Transportation Driver; Email: medtrans@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)