Whitesand First Nation

Site: Band Office - Whitesand First Nation Site

Service: Medical Transportation Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
 
Medical Van Drivers: Robert Matinet (highway); Kim Smith-Cote (city)
Description (Service) Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements 
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community  
  • Provides transportation and/or assistance from/to Whitesand First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist) in Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg 
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Transportation times vary
Areas Served Whitesand First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitesand First Nation who require medical transportation assistance due to age or disability
Application
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-583-2671
Fax 807-583-2513
Website www.whitesandfirstnation.com
Primary Executive Renee Kwandibens, Referral Clerk
Alternate Executive Angela Nodin, Health Coordinator
Site Location Community is directly N of Armstrong, 235 km N of Thunder Bay at end of Hwy 527 which branches off Hwy 11/17
Located In Community Whitesand First Nation
Address Doug's Dr, Armstrong Stn
Armstrong, ON P0T 1A0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Health Department 
PO Box 68 
Armstrong, ON P0T 1A0
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)