Rainy River First Nation

Site: Band Office

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 in making medical appointment arrangements 
  • Provides transportation from/to Rainy River First Nations Reserve to any medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist) in the towns of Emo and Fort Frances; exceptions for travel to Rainy River will be made on a case-by-case basis 
  • Provides assistance with completing prior approval applications for long distance medical appointments
Hours Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
Transportation times vary
Areas Served Rainy River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Rainy River First Nation who require assistance with medical transportation due to illness, injury or age
Application Van bookings are to be arranged with Laura or Juanita 
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-482-2479
Fax 807-482-2603
E-Mail reception@rrfns.com
Website www.rainyriverfirstnations.com
Primary Contact Alix Jourdain, Health Reception; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 240; Email: assistant.rrfn@bellnet.ca
Alternate Contact Juanita Connon, Community Health Representative; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 232; Email: j.connon@bellnet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 40 km W of Fort Frances and 5 km W of Emo along the shores of Rainy River adjacent to Hwy 11
Located In Community Rainy River First Nation
Address 6 Manitou Rapids Dr
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
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Mailing Address c/o Medical Transportation 
PO Box 450 
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Physical Access Not 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)