Description & Services
Description (Agency) Offers primary health care services through a medical clinic and outreach programs
Agency Services
Description (Service) Health centre focused on family and community health 
  • Offers primary health care services through a medical clinic and outreach programs 
  • Provides services through Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, RPNs and traditional Ojibway healers 
  • Offers culturally appropriate programs and services for Aboriginals, combining traditional healing and Western medical practices 
  • Provides chronic disease management 
  • Provides referrals to other service providers and specialists 
  • Performs some diagnostic procedures including electrocardiograms and specimen collection 
  • Publishes a monthly newsletter available online 
  • Collaborates with Riverside Health Care Facilities and Fort Frances Family Health Team for consultations, diagnostic imaging and laboratory analysis
 
Administers the following programs and services: 
  • Aboriginal Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Child Nutrition Program 
  • Asthma Education Program 
  • Diabetes Program 
  • Diabetes Education Program 
  • Dietitian and Nutrition Services 
  • Health Education Program 
  • Immunization Clinic 
  • Mental Health Program 
  • Ojibway Medical Translator Program 
  • Traditional Healing Program 
  • Monthly Community Clinics
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation - Big Island ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation - Big Grassy River ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River District ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing
Eligibility Aboriginal people living in the Rainy River District both on/off-reserve
Application
  • Call or visit 
  • Health card and certificate of Indian status (if applicable) required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3131
Fax Administration 807-274-6280 
Clinic 807-274-3855
E-Mail info@gizhac.com
Website www.gizhac.com
Primary Contact Wendy Anderson, Medical Receptionist
Primary Executive Shanna Weir, Executive Director; Email: sweir@gizhac.com
Alternate Executive Jackie Debenedet, Office Manager; Email: jdebenedet@gizhac.com
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 1460 Idylwild Dr
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
 
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Intersection Idlywild Dr and Lake Rd
Mailing Address Box 686 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); Ministry of Health Promotion; North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN); Ministry of Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy