Shibogama First Nations Council

Site: Shibogama First Nations Council

Service: Patient Liaison Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Shibogama First Nations Council is a member of the Political Territorial Organization of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)
Description (Service) Administers the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program which provides funding for non-emergency medical transportation 
  • Assists with obtaining medical transportation benefits to access provincially insured medical services (doctors appointments, hospital care, diagnostic tests and health programs), alcohol, drug and solvent abuse treatment, dental, vision care and services of Traditional Healers 
  • Assists with processing Non-Insured Health Service claims 
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual 
  • Assists with an appeal if funding assistance denied
Services can include: 
  • Making arrangements for transportation 
  • Providing financial assistance to clients to transport themselves 
  • Arranging for the medical services with the community 
  • Financial assistance with meals and accommodation, if required
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation
  • On or off-reserve First Nation members residing in the Sioux Lookout Zone District 
  • Only applicable when required health services are not available in the community and there is no other source of funding available for transportation
  • Requires booked appointments  
  • Services are delivered to on-reserve community members at the local level (Band or Health Office) 
  • Off-reserve clients should contact the Zone First Nation and Inuit Health Non-Insured Health Benefits (FNIH NIHB) Office for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1623
Toll Free Phone 1-866-447-8388
Fax 807-737-8031
Primary Contact Pearl Mamakwa, Patient Navigator; Phone: 807-737-2662 ext 2269 * (Cell) 807-737-1623; Email:
Alternate Contact Health Director; Phone: 807-737-2662 ext 2236
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 81 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
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Intersection King St and 6th Ave
Mailing Address c/o Patient Liaison Services 
PO Box 449 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government ; (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 - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)