Lake of The Woods District Hospital

Site: Morningstar Centre

Service: Recovery Support Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Offers holistic practical services for individuals with mental health/addictions issues accessing the Morningstar Centre or Emergency Department to aid in their healing path 
  • Focuses on improving the overall health of individuals and reducing the number of repeat visits to the emergency department
Services provided include but are not limited to: 
  • Accompaniment to medical appointments 
  • Assisting clients to obtain identification (ID) 
  • Assistance with updating Ontario Hospitalization (OHIP) cards 
  • Completion of housing applications
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Hours can be flexible if required
Areas Served Kenora
  • Individuals with mental health/addictions issues 
  • Individuals accessing the Emergency Department at Lake of the Woods Hospital or the Morningstar Centre and requiring aftercare support
  • Referral can come from Emergency Department or Morningstar Centre staff 
  • Intake assessment and completion of Inter-agency Intake required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-5749
Toll Free Phone Main Office: 1-800-405-7473 
Relapse Prevention, Withdrawal Management, Home Detoxification Support: 1-800-405-7473
Crisis Phone 1-866-888-8988
Fax 807-468-3363
Primary Contact Cathy Patzel, Recovery Support Worker; Email:
Alternate Contact Patti Dryden Holmstrom, Manager, Youth Addictions and Morningstar; Email:
Site Location Morningstar Centre
Located In Community Kenora
Address 6 Matheson St S
Kenora, ON P9N 1T5
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Intersection Matheson St S and McClellan Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2013
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)