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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation 
Treaty #5 
Telemedicine Coordinator: Anita Meekis
Description (Service) Nursing station providing basic medical and health care services that promote physical and mental health for community members
  • Coordinates health care services through the Jeannette-Oscar Lydokenne Nursing Station; health team consists of Community Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Homecare worker, a Community Health Representative and Xray Technicians 
  • Performs diagnostic imaging (xrays) 
  • Provides physician consultations a few days per month through a visiting Physician 
  • Offers lab and pharmacy services 
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops especially in the areas of diabetes and alcohol/drug abuse 
  • Coordinates the services of a visiting dentist and provides a dental assistant and a dental hygienist assistant
Coordinates the following programs: 
  • Medical Transportation
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 
  • Participates in Thunder Bay’s Regional Critical Care Response Program (RCCR) as a pilot site with other First Nation communities which enables patients to now be triaged and cared for by critical care doctors and other highly-skilled staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre’s Intensive Care Unit via videoconferencing equipment prior to air transfer via Orng
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Deer Lake First Nation
Application Appointments highly recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-775-2054
Fax 807-775-2309
Primary Contact Helen Sawanas, Referral Clerk and Xray Technician
Alternate Contact Garylene Meekis, Health Director; Phone: 807-775-2226; Fax: 807-775-9772; Email:
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Located In Community Deer Lake First Nation
Address Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
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Mailing Address PO Box 10 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)