Sandy Lake First Nation

Site: Sandy Lake Health Authority

Service: Health Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation) 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5 
Telehealth Coordinator: 807-774-1401
Description (Service)
  • Oversees the administration of health programs for the community 
  • Offers a stroke prevention program facilitated by two trained fitness instructors and two facilitators to lead stroke prevention workshops
Administers the following programs: 
  • Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children  
  • Brighter Futures 
  • Child Wellness 
  • Crisis Intervention 
  • Dental Program  
  • Diabetes Prevention Program 
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum/Fetal Alcohol Effects Program  
  • Home Care Program  
  • Maternal Health Program  
  • Mental Health  
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program  
  • Nishtum Headstart Program 
  • Prenatal Program
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 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Sandy Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sandy Lake First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-774-3461 
Fax 807-774-1585
Primary Contact Joan Rae, Health Director; Phone: 807-774-1133; Email:
Alternate Contact Ambrose Fiddler, Assistant Health Director; Phone: 807-774-1273; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Located In Community Sandy Lake First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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Mailing Address PO Box 20 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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)
Elections Health Authority Board elected every 2 years, consists of members from the 5 main areas of Sandy Lake