Webequie First Nation

Site: Nursing Station

Service: Health Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Critical patients are airlifted by air ambulance to a hospital in Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay or Winnipeg 
  • Mental Health Counsellor: Emily Jacob 
  • Telehealth Coordinator: Myla Shewaybick
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through a health team that consists of 3 community health nurses/nurse practitioners, 1 community health representative and 2 full-time counsellors 
  • Provides physician consultations twice 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 periodically through the 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 Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Webequie First Nation
Eligibility Members of Webequie First Nation
Application Requires appointments to see physicians, for mental health counselling and for non-urgent matters
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-353-7241
Fax 807-353-1551
E-Mail info@webequie.ca
Website www.webequie.ca
Primary Contact Bernice Jacob, Health Assistant; Phone: 807-353-6531; Email: bernicej@webequie.ca
Alternate Contact Jeffrey Jacob, Health Director; Email: jeffreyj@webequie.ca
Site Location Community is 250 km NE of Pickle Lake, 540 km N of Thunder Bay, on northern peninsula of Eastwood Island in Winisk Lake
Located In Community Webequie First Nation
Address Webequie
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station 
PO Box 90 
Webequie, ON P0T 3A0
Physical Access Not Accessible
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)