Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc

Site: Fort Frances - Rainy Lake Plaza

Service: Diabetes Education and Awareness Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Supports for people living with pre-diabetes or diabetes
Offers a diabetes management clinic to assist individuals in understanding and managing their illness 
  • Provides access to consultations with Registered Dietitian  
  • Cooperates with assistance from Registered Nurse  
  • Offers basic, advanced and diabetic foot care 
  • Offers foot screening clinics 
  • Coordinates services of a visiting Chiropodist once per month for three days 
  • Provides referrals to other foot care service providers  
  • Coordinates group grocery shopping tours to help individuals make healthy food choices and to learn about reading labels  
  • Offers presentations and printed material for public education and awareness
Program services are provided through: 
  • Individual sessions 
  • Group sessions 
  • Health promotion activities
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-3 pm, Fri 8 am-2:30 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation
Boundaries West to Big Island/Big Grassy First Nations, East to Lac La Croix First Nation, South to the US/Canada border, North to Onigaming First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up Individuals and/or families from any of the 10 First Nation communities in the Fort Frances Tribal area

Serves individuals with the following:
  • Type 1/Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Type 1/Type 2 Pregnancy
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Impaired Fasting Glucose
  • Pediatric Type 2
  • Accepts walk-ins or booked appointments; no referral required 
  • Booked appointments required for visiting Chiropodist 
  • Clients can be seen in office, home or community visits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-2042
Fax 807-274-1620
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Tracey Roach, Diabetes Program Manager and Registered Nurse; Phone: 807-274-2042 ext 2229; Email:
Alternate Contact Sandra McNay, Registered Practical Nurse and Diabetic Foot Care Nurse; Phone: 807-274-2042 ext 2230; Email:
Site Location Across the street from Tim Horton's
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 540 King's Hwy
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
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Intersection King's Hwy and Wright Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 608 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Intergration Network (NWLHIN)