Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Health Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (not part of a Tribal Council) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Telemedicine Coordinator: Crystal Kakekayskung, ph: 807-735-1381 Ext 1375, fax: 807-928-2676, email: crystalkakekayskung@knet.ca 
  • Community Physician: Dr Marilyn Koval
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through Nursing staff, 2 Community Health representatives and Community Physician  
  • 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 
  • Provides services of a First Response Vehicle 
  • Participates in teaching with a regular rotation of medical students and residents from Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
 
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 
  • Suboxone program for individuals battling addictions to prescription painkillers 
  • 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 
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5:30 pm 
On-call Nurse Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Eligibility Members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Application
  • Requires booked appointments 
  • Requests that patients bring chronic medications with them each time they attend an appointment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-928-2298
Crisis Phone 807-323-0954
Fax 807-928-2676
Website www.mishkeegogamang.ca
Primary Executive Patricia Keesickquayash, Health Director; Phone: 807-928-2529
Alternate Executive Ben Boetang, Nurse In Charge; Email: benboetang@knet.ca
Site Location Community is along Hwy 599, approx 20 km S of Pickle Lake on shores of Lake St Joseph
Located In Community Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Address Mishkeegogamang First Nation, ON P0V 2H0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Health Centre 
General Delivery 
Mishkeegogamang, ON P0V 2H0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established May 1998
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)