Deer Lake First Nation

Nursing Station

Home Agency Service

Description
Nursing station providing basic medical and health care services that promote physical and mental health for community members
  • Coordinates health care services through the Jeannette-Oscar Lydokenne Nursing Station; health team consists of Community Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Homecare worker, a Community Health Representative and X-ray Technicians
  • Performs diagnostic imaging (x-rays)
  • Provides physician consultations a few days per month through a visiting Physician
  • Offers lab and pharmacy services
  • Provides health awareness and counseling, education and prevention workshops especially in the areas of diabetes and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Coordinates the services of a visiting dentist and provides a dental assistant and a dental hygienist assistant
Coordinates the following programs:
  • Medical Transportation
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
  • Participates in Thunder Bay's Regional Critical Care Response Program (RCCR) as a pilot site with other First Nation communities which enables patients to now be triaged and cared for by critical care doctors and other highly-skilled staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre's Intensive Care Unit via videoconferencing equipment prior to air transfer via Orng
Comments
Telemedicine Coordinator: Anita Meekis
Eligibility
Members of Deer Lake First Nation
Application Process
Appointments highly recommended
Office
807-775-2054
Crisis
807-738-4283 - On-call Nurse cell
Fax
807-775-2309
Web Site
Visit Website
Mailing Address
PO Box 10
Deer Lake, ON, P0V 1N0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Helen Sawanas, Referral Clerk and Xray Technician
Health Director
Garylene Meekis
Email: garylenemeekis@knet.ca
Fees
None
Documents Required
Valid Ontario health (OHIP) card
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
Government - City
Social Media
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
February 13, 2022
Address
Jeannette-Oscar Lydokenne Nursing Station
Deer Lake First Nation, ON, P0V 1N0
  • Serves as the Nursing Station/health clinic for Deer Lake First Nation
  • Co-located with the Health Centre which administers health programs

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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Service Area(s)
Deer Lake First Nation