Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Community Telehealth Coordinator (CTC): Roseanne Miles, email: roseannemiles@knet.ca; phone: 807-478-2584
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through the Nursing Station; health team consists of community health nurses, homecare workers, a community health representative and xray technicians 
  • Performs diagnostic imaging (xrays) 
  • Provides physician consultations one week per month through a visiting physician 
  • 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: 
  • 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 
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Fort Severn First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort Severn First Nation
Application Appointments highly recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-478-2575
Fax 807-478-2541
Website www.fortsevern.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Betty Bluecoat, Community Health Representative
Alternate Contact Melanie Bluecoat, Community Health Representative
Primary Executive Daisy Kabestra, Health Director; Email: daisykabestra@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 720 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 9 km from mouth of Severn River on Hudson Bay
Located In Community Fort Severn First Nation
Address Fort Severn, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station 
PO Box 151 
Fort Severn, ON P0V 1W0
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)