The Health Department oversees the operation of community health clinics, medical transportation, early childhood development, home and community care, telehealth, dental and vision, and the Suboxone Treatment Program.
Currently, there are two community nurses that provide emergency treatment and initial assessments and public health education.
Three Community Health Representatives (CHRs) are based in the community. They provide a variety of health promotion activities in the schools and the clinic.
With a fleet of three vehicles, medical transportation is provided in all three communities. On average, four-six trips per day occur to and from Sioux Lookout. Four drivers are employed, working in two shifts per day, and a travel coordinator oversees scheduling. A wheelchair access van will soon be purchased due to an increase in patients with disability,
The Health Department operates two Aboriginal Headstart Programs, one in Frenchman’s Head and one in Kejick Bay.
Frenchman’s Head is staffed by three people and provides meal programs.
Kejick Bay has a limit of five spaces available an
Community Home Care
With a team of one nurse and two personal support workers, the Home and Community Care program provides daily visits to Elders. During visits, they check on the needs of Elders, provide dressing changes if necessary, and general companionship.
The current caseload is just over 20 clients.
The Telehealth program is administered through KO-eHealth, which allows clients to have virtual consultations with specialists.
Currently there are two stations in the Kejick Bay clinic.
Dental and Vision
Dental visits continue to occur every three months in the community.
Vision services were recently introduced to the community. An optometrist visited over the summer and continued visits are expected
Suboxone Treatment Program
A highlight this year was the launch of the Suboxone Treatment Program to address addiction issues in the community. Read more.
A healing lodge is being built that will utilize aftercare activities and land-based activities to assist in the healing process of individuals struggling with addictions and trauma.
The Medical Transportation program continues to run in all three communities to transport patients who have appointments in Sioux Lookout and other urban areas. The program also delivers lab boxes and prescriptions.
If you require transportation, please call the Patient Transportation Coordinator at the Kejick Bay Clinic.
- 24 hour notice is required for appointments in town.
- 5-7 days notice is required for out of toen appointments
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