Couchiching First Nation

Site: Fort Frances - 201 Frog Creek Rd

Service: Medical Transportation Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Delivers medical transportation services and assistance with processing Non-Insured Health benefits claims 
  • Provides transportation from/to Couchiching Reserve to any medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist etc) in the town of Fort Frances 
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual for out-of-town medical appointments through the Non-Insured Health benefits program  
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Couchiching First Nation
Eligibility Must be a member and resident of Couchiching First Nation
Application Local Medical Transportation 
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment 
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies 
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Out-of-Town Medical Assistance 
  • Must make arrangements for out-of-town travel at least 2 weeks prior to date of appointment/travel to allow time to process Prior Approval package with Health Canada  
  • Must have Confirmation of Appointment (COA-blue slip) stamped/signed and return to Health Centre after appointment
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3228
Toll Free Phone 1-888-581-0249
Fax 807-274-6199
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Primary Contact Greg Baker, Medical Transportation Officer; Phone: 807-274-3228 ext 234 * (Cell) 807-276-1958
Alternate Contact Angela Bruyere, Community Health Representative; Email:
Site Location Community is off Hwy 11 on SW shore of Rainy Lake, approx 2 mi E of Fort Frances
Located In Community Couchiching First Nation
Address 107 Hwy 11
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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Intersection Hwy 11 and Frog Creek Rd
Mailing Address RR 2, RMB 2027 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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)