Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
 
Monthly program/activities calendar available at Wellness Centre, Healing Lodge, in newsletter and on website
Description (Service)
  • Provides programs and services that promote physical and mental health for community members from children to elders 
  • Participates in teaching with a regular rotation of medical students and residents from Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) 
  • Provides snacks, transportation and childcare for all programs 
  • Provides a monthly calendar with listing of all programs 
  • Coordinates an Ontario Telemedicine Network site
 
Focuses on direct, clinical services including: 
  • Consultations with family physicians and visiting professionals 
  • Education on health issues such as diabetes, pre/post natal health, nutrition, sexual health etc 
  • Environmental health 
  • Foot care clinics 
  • Laboratory and diagnostic services (limited) 
  • Perinatal care
 
Programs include: 
  • Elderly and Disabled Services 
  • Infant Development Planning 
  • Non-Insured Medical Benefits 
  • Medical Transportation
 
Offers awareness and outreach programs to meet the health needs of community members in the following areas: 
  • Health Programs 
  • Family Wellness 
  • Addictions and Mental Health 
  • Early Childhood Development and Healthy Babies Healthy Children (includes Family Home Visits and Maternal Child Health Program) 
  • Elderly and Disabled Social Services 
  • Community Cultural Awareness
 
Also provides: 
  • Band representation in Child Welfare protection issues 
  • Support and assistance in policy development for the Human Resource department
 
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-4:30 pm Sep-May  
Mon-Thu 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:15 pm * Fri 8 am-12 noon Jun-Aug  
Program dates and times listed on monthly calendar
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Garden River First Nation living on the reserve 
  • Programs and services may be extended to others based on resources available and/or program/service guidelines
Application Booked appointments required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-5710
Fax 705-946-5702
Website www.gardenriver.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Janice Belleau, Reception; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 201
Alternate Contact Lisa Mitchell, OTN Coordinator; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 242
Primary Executive Pam Nolan, Health and Social Services Manager; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 216; Email: pnolan@grhc.ca
Alternate Executive Maxine Lesage, Health Services Supervisor; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 207; Email: mlesage@grhc.ca
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 23 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
 
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Pine Hill Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)