Thessalon First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Health Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Provides health and wellness awareness and education, activities and training to meet health needs within community 
  • Facilitates once-weekly services of a visiting Physician 
  • Coordinates clinics through the Community Health Nurse in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Offers prenatal and postpartum health care  
  • Provides smoking cessation programs and counselling upon request  
  • Provides traditional ceremonies for health issues, information about traditional herbs and medicines and consultations with traditional healers 
  • Works with the Northshore Tribal Council health department for the provision of primary health care, chronic disease nurse, dietitian, mental health counselling and physiotherapy
Addresses individual health care needs by providing: 
  • Intake services to determine health care needs of individual  
  • Referrals to appropriate health care providers based on information in the intake assessment 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals  
  • Education and information about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) 
  • Home visits to the sick, elderly, new mothers and persons with health care needs 
  • Mental health counselling, case management and referrals to other service providers and programs 
  • Assistance with coordinating local and long distance travel arrangements for medical appointments
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children  
  • Community Health Representative 
  • Community Support Services Worker 
  • Community Support Services Family Preservation Worker 
  • Diabetes Program 
  • Home and Community Care Program 
  • Medical Transportation/Non-Insured Health Benefits 
  • Traditional Coordinator
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
Physician Tue 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility Members of Thessalon First Nation
Application Call office to book appointment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-842-2670
Fax 705-842-0282
Primary Contact Christine McEwan, Community Health Nurse; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 228; Email:
Alternate Contact Brandie Ferneyhough, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 222; Email:
Site Location Community is on N shore of Lake Huron, 12 km E of town of Thessalon and 103 km SE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Thessalon
Address 32 Sugarbush Rd
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
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Intersection Sugarbush Rd and Maple Ridge Rd
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 East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)