Description & Services
Description (Service) Provincial Telestroke Program offers the following services:  
  • Stroke coverage, available Mon-Sun 24 hours via Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)  
  • Use of CritiCall Ontario to contact a neurologist  
  • Supports discussions between Emergency Department physicians and a neurologist regarding the treatment of stroke patients, including the administration of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA), an FDA approved drug used to treat strokes
Hours Ontario Telemedicine Network: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Individuals in an emergency or life-threatening situation who require immediate medical attention
Application Required to present a valid Ontario Hospital Insurance Plan (OHIP) card or other Provincial Health Insurance
Languages English
Fees Service - Fees for uninsured Canadians and out-of-country residents ; None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3261
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 807-274-2898
E-Mail riverside@rhcf.on.ca
Website www.riversidehealthcare.ca
Primary Contact Emergency Department
Primary Executive Allan Katz, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-274-3266 ext 4823; Email: a.katz@rhcf.on.ca
Alternate Executive Keli Cristofaro, Stroke Community Engagement Specialist, Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network; Phone: 807-684-6468; Email: cristofk@tbh.net
Site Location Emergency Department at the La Verendrye Hospital
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 110 Victoria Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2B7
 
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Intersection Victoria Ave and Front St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)