Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing

Site: Band Office

Service: Medical Transportation Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent 
Provincial 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 Big Island to any medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist) in the towns of Emo, Fort Frances and Rainy River 
  • Provides assistance with completing prior approval applications for long distance medical appointments 
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
 
NOTE: Transportation will only be provided during regular business hours; after hours emergencies will be provided by ambulance services
Hours Band Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-1 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation who are residents of the community and do not own their own vehicle 
  • Clients requesting local medical transportation must return the same day except in case of hospitalization
Application
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour 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 807-488-5602
Toll Free Phone 1-888-238-0102
Fax 807-488-5942
E-Mail health@naongashiing.ca
Website www.bigisland.ca
Primary Executive Virginia Handorgan, Medical Transportation Coordinator; Phone: 807-488-5602 ext 224; Email: vhandorgan@hotmail.ca
Alternate Executive Isaac Big George, Health Director; Phone: 807-488-5602 ext 223
Site Location Community is along SE shores of Lake of the Woods, 70 km N of town of Rainy River on Hwy 621
Located In Community Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation
Address Morson, ON P0W 1J0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Medical Transportation 
PO Box 335 
RR 1 
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
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)