Lac La Croix First Nation

Site: Lac La Croix Health Centre

Service: Medical Transportation Program

Add Record Add Record | Suggest Update | Print Version (New Window)
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) Responsible for processing Non-Insured Health Benefits service claims and coordinating medical transportation for community members  
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual  
  • Assists with making travel arrangements  
  • Maintains community health records, client documentation, receipts and related information  
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community and to any medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist) in the towns of Atikokan and Fort Frances
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Lac La Croix First Nation
Eligibility Members of Lac La Croix First Nation who require assistance with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) arrangements and forms, and/or assistance with medical transportation due to age, illness or disability or have no access to a vehicle
Application Call Health Centre Reception to book travel on Medical Van 
  • 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) stamped/signed and return to Health Centre after appointment
Must provide the following information when booking:  
  • Full name, address and telephone number (Escort name if applicable)  
  • Date of birth  
  • Status registration number  
  • Date, time and address of appointment  
  • Doctor's name and specialty  
  • Written proof of appointment such as appointment card  
  • Mode of transportation
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-485-2541
Fax 807-485-9915
Primary Contact Melba Jordan, Health Centre Reception and Referral Clerk; Email:
Alternate Contact Les Whitefish, Medical Van Driver
Site Location Community is approx 40 km W of Atikokan on Hwy 11; then S on Flanders Rd for 80 km
Located In Community Lac La Croix First Nation
Address 140 Main St
Lac La Croix, ON P0T 1C1
View Google Map
Intersection Flanders Rd and Hwy 11
Mailing Address c/o Health Centre 
PO Box 640 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
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)