Fort William First Nation

Site: Fort William First Nation Health Centre

Service: Medical Transportation Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements 
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community  
  • Provides transportation and/or assistance from/to Fort William First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist, physiotherapy) in city of Thunder Bay 
  • Services are provided by way of a wheel-chair accessible medical van equipped with one infant and one toddler restraint 
  • Responsible for processing Non-Insured Health Benefits service claims 
  • Submits medical appointment travel, mileage, meal and accommodation requests on behalf of individual
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Fort William First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort William First Nation who: 
  • Require assistance with Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) arrangements and forms and/or 
  • Medical transportation due to illness, injury or age
Application Contact Health Centre reception during regular hours to make arrangements; after hours call 807-472-7701 
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment and pre-authorization by Health Centre  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; NO exceptions  
  • Advance cancellation required
After-hours Taxi Service 
  • Taxi slips will only be issued to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) with return trip (one-ways not allowed)  
  • Individuals accessing this service must provide documentation that they attended the TBRHSC and were seen by the attending physician 
  • Documentation must be provided within 24 hours
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-622-8802
After Hours Phone 807-472-7701
Fax 807-623-8312
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Primary Contact Andrew Zeleny, Community Health Clerk; Phone: 807-622-8802 ext 241; Email:
Alternate Contact Luanne Maki, Health Centre Manager; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 209; Email:
Site Location Fort William Reserve is located on W shore of Lake Superior, south of and adjacent to the city of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Fort William First Nation
Address 90 Anemki Dr, Suite 100
Fort William First Nation, ON P7J 1L3
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Intersection Anemki Dr and Mission 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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)