Keewaywin First Nation

Site: Keewaywin Nursing Station

Service: Health Clinic

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Nursing Station is located at 204 Band Office Rd 
  • Community Telemedicine Coordinator (CTC): Bonnie Schaerig, 807-735-1381 Ext 1360 or bonnieschaerig@knet.ca 
  • Back-up CTC: Mary Kakekagumick, 807-771-1299 or marykakekagumick@knet.ca
Description (Service) Nursing station providing basic medical and health care services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through Nursing Station 
  • Provides physician consultations a few days per month with a visiting physician from Sioux Lookout 
  • 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, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Offers a palliative care program when required
 
Addresses individual health care needs by providing: 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals  
  • Coordination of one-on-one pre-natal 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
 
Coordinates the following programs through the Nursing station: 
  • Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Brighter Futures 
  • Diabetes Program 
  • Elder's Priority Program  
  • Home and Community Care 
  • Maternal Child Health Program 
  • Mental Health 
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Referral Clerk
 
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) 
  • Provides access to specialized medical care using videoconferencing and other tele-diagnostic equipment 
  • Allows specialists to remotely examine and prescribe treatments to patients in their home communities 
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Keewaywin First Nation
Eligibility Members of Keewaywin First Nation
Application Appointments highly recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-771-1407
Toll Free Phone 1-866-437-9505
Fax 807-771-1078
Website www.keewaywin.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Karen Kakepetum, Health Assistant
Primary Executive James Kakepetum, Health Director; Email: jameskakepetum@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Rita Meekis, Community Health Representative; Email: ritameekis@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 200 km N of Red Lake on E shore of Sandy Lake
Located In Community Keewaywin First Nation
Address Keewaywin, ON P0V 3G0
 
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Mailing Address PO Box 59 
Keewaywin, ON P0V 3G0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)