Nibinamik First Nation

Site: Nursing Station

Service: Health Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations 
Primary Tribal Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Telemedicine coordinator is Carol Yellowhead 
  • Critical patients are airlifted by air ambulance to a hospital in Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay or Winnipeg
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through a nursing station health team consisting of community health nurses/nurse practitioners, a community health representative and a full-time counsellor 
  • Provides Physician consultations twice per month through a visiting physician from Sioux Lookout 
  • Provides treatment and emergency services 
  • Promotes positive lifestyle practices and illness prevention activities 
  • Coordinates clinics/workshops in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Provides mental health services including counselling 
  • Coordinates visits from dentists and optometrists periodically through the year
 
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 
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Emergency Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Nibinamik First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nibinamik First Nation
Application Appointments recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 24-hour Service 807-593-2211
Fax 807-593-2253
E-Mail receptionist@nibinamikfn.ca
Website www.nibinamik.ca
Primary Contact Paula McKay, Receptionist
Primary Executive Annie Oskineegish, Health Director; Email: annieosk_001@hotmail.com
Alternate Executive Victoria Yellowhead, Community Health Representative
Site Location Community is 385 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 500 km N of Thunder Bay along E shores of Nibinamik Lake on Winisk River system
Located In Community Nibinamik First Nation
Address Summer Beaver
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station, Nibinamik 
PO Box 116 
Summer Beaver, ON P0T 3B0
Physical Access Not 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)