Garden River First Nation

Site: Garden River Wellness Centre

Service: Non Insured Health Benefits

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Responsible for processing Non-Insured Health Service claims for community and band members 
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual 
  • Assists with making travel arrangements  
  • Maintains client documentation, receipts and related information
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
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
  • Members of Garden River First Nation living on the reserve and requiring assistance with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) arrangements 
  • Programs and services may be extended to others based on resources available and/or program/service guidelines
  • All applications must be submitted at least one week prior to scheduled appointment, but preferably 2 weeks prior 
  • Exceptions are made for emergencies
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-5710
Fax 705-946-2725
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Primary Contact Vicky Boissoneau, NIHB Clerk; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 202; Email:
Alternate Contact Maxine Lesage, Health Services Supervisor; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 207; Email:
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)