Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation

Site: Health Office

Service: Medical Transportation Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services  
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 from/to the Reserve to any medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, therapy, specialist) in the town of Fort Frances 
  • Provides return transportation for prescription pick up on regularly scheduled trips to Fort Frances  
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
Hours Health Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Hours for travel vary
Areas Served Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Application
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires at least 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-481-2559
After Hours Phone 807-276-9983 for urgent calls only that don't require ambulance
Fax 807-481-1146
E-Mail medvan@nigig.ca
Website www.nigigoonsiminikaaning.ca
Primary Contact Kathy Windigo, Health Assistant; Email: healthassistant@nigig.ca
Primary Executive Elton Morrisseau, Program Coordinator
Alternate Executive Carolyn Kozlowski, Health Director and Community Health Nurse; Email: nurse@nigig.ca
Site Location Community is 40 km east of Fort Frances on Hwy 11, along banks of Rainy Lake
Located In Community Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Address Fort Frances
 
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Mailing Address c/o Medical Transportation Program 
PO Box 68 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M5
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)