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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9 
Emergency medical evacuations are by air ambulance to the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Description (Service) Nursing station providing basic medical and health care services 
  • Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through the Margaret Gray Nursing Station; health team consists of community health nurses, nurse practitioner, home-care nurse and 2 community health representatives 
  • Provides physician consultations a few days per month through a visiting physician from Sioux Lookout 
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops especially in the areas of diabetes and alcohol/drug abuse  
  • Coordinates clinics/workshops in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Provides mental health services including counselling 
  • Coordinates visits from dentists and optometrists twice per year
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
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
Hours Nursing Station Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Emergency Care Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Cat Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Cat Lake First Nation
  • Appointments strongly recommended 
  • Home visits require prior arrangements
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-347-2110
Fax 807-347-2140
Primary Contact Michael Brennan, Nurse in Charge
Alternate Contact Rita Wesley, Health Director; Phone: 807-347-2553; Fax: 807-347-2565; Email:
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Sioux Lookout along N shores of Cat Lake river system
Located In Community Cat Lake First Nation
Address Cat Lake, ON P0V 1J0
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station 
PO Box 75 
Cat Lake, ON P0V 1J0
Physical Access Not Applicable
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)