Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Site: Balmertown - Dexter Rd

Service: KO eHealth Telemedicine Services

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Delivers clinical, educational and administrative services via videoconferencing and advanced information communication technologies (ICT's) to member communities 
  • Focus is on the provision of services that are holistic, community-driven and culturally appropriate 
  • Brings community members and health care providers together without having to leave home community 
  • Partners with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to facilitate access to specialists and health care services that would otherwise be almost impossible to access in remote communities 
  • Uses a broadband connection that supports clinical services, Internet, IP telephones, online mental health counselling and video conference training
Opportunities via telemedicine can include: 
  • Patient and physician/specialist consultations 
  • Access to education and training for health staff 
  • Teaching new skills to health workers to provide better care for community members  
  • Reduction in the isolation of remote areas by development of personal, social and professional networks with others outside the community
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation
Eligibility First Nations members
Application Services are delivered to community members at the local level (Band Office)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-735-1381
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-3740
Fax 807-735-1383
Primary Contact Nikita Thompson-Kasper, KO eHealth Secretary; Email:
Alternate Contact Arlene Sanderson, Community Telemedicine Coordinator Supervisor; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1340; Email:
Located In Community Balmertown
Address 12 Dexter Rd
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
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Mailing Address c/o KO Telemedicine 
PO Box 340 
12 Dexter Rd 
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)