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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Health Centre is located across the street from the Attawapiskat Hospital (formerly James Bay General Hospital) 
  • Community also supports the Attawapiskat Hospital, administered by Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA); phone 705-997-2150, fax 705-997-2121
Description (Service) Services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates outpatient health care services through visiting health professionals such as Home Care and Community Health Nurses and weekly visits from a Physician 
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops 
  • Provides a Midwifery Program 
  • Offers mental health and addictions services 
  • Coordinates clinics in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Provides a full range of dental treatment offered by the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Addresses individual health care needs by providing: 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals 
  • Coordination of one-on-one pre-natal care with the Community Health Nurse 
  • Home visits to the sick, elderly, new mothers and persons with health care needs 
  • Assistance with coordinating local and long distance travel arrangements for medical appointments
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation
Eligibility Members of Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Requires booked appointments for home visits and to see Physician 
  • Call to book appointment for dental services
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 705-997-2149 
Crisis Phone Ambulance 705-997-1111
Fax Administration 705-997-1307 
Public Health 705-997-2387
Primary Contact Shirley Gagnon, Health Services Director; Phone: 705-997-1152; Email:
Alternate Contact Wayne Turner, Band Manager; Phone: 705-997-2375; Email:
Site Location Community is located on W James Bay near mouth of Attawapiskat River, 160 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Attawapiskat First Nation
Address Attawapiskat First Nation, ON P0L 1A0
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Mailing Address c/o Health Centre 
PO Box 248 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
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)