Deer Lake First Nation

Site: Nursing Station - Mailing Address

Service: Medical Transportation Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5 
Medical Van driver: Bruce Rae
Description (Service)
  • Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements 
  • Provides transportation within the community for individuals accessing the Nursing Station or Health Office 
  • Provides assistance with completing prior approval applications for long distance medical appointments 
  • Offers assistance with arrangements for accommodation and travel details for individuals attending medical appointments at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre or Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Transportation times vary
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Deer Lake First Nation who require assistance with medical transportation due to illness, injury or age
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
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 First Nation
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Mailing Address PO Box 10 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
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)