Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Independent (No affiliation) 
Treaty #9 
 
Community Telemedicine Coordinator (CTC): Rita Chapman - ritachapman@knet.ca; ph: 807-735-1381 Ext 1361 or 807-537-2262; fax: 807-537-2283
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 the Nursing Station; health team consists of Community Health representatives, Nurse Practitioner, home support workers and visiting doctors, dentists and specialists 
  • Provides services of visiting doctors usually 5 days per week through a contract agreement with Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) and Anton Meyers Doctors (AMDOCS) 
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases
 
Addresses individual health care needs by providing: 
  • Treatment of on-going health problems 
  • Emergency services 
  • 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
 
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 
  • Allows consultations for patients with specialty services such as physio, diabetes, etc 
  • Provides opportunity for workshops and education sessions for staff and patients 
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
On-call Nurse: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Eligibility Members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug
Application
  • Appointments highly recommended 
  • Must book appointments with visiting physician/specialist
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-537-2262
Fax 807-537-2283
Website www.bigtroutlake.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Tamara Randall, Health Canada Nurse In Charge
Alternate Executive Michael McKay, Health Director; Phone: 807-537-2265 ext 203; Fax: 807-537-2447; Email: ki209_kms13@yahoo.ca
Site Location Community is approx 580 km N of Thunder Bay, along N shore of Big Trout Lake
Located In Community Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Address Big Trout Lake P0V 1G0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station 
PO Box 326 
Big Trout Lake, ON P0V 1G0
Physical Access Not Applicable
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)