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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Medications MUST be picked up during regular office hours only 
  • Telemedicine Community Telehealth Coordinators are Jennifer McKay, email and Leonard Mekanak, email; phone 807-735-1381 Ext 1404
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through Nursing station 
  • Provides physician consultations a few days per month with a visiting physician from Sioux Lookout 
  • Provides health awareness and counselling, education and prevention workshops especially in the areas of diabetes and alcohol/drug abuse  
  • Coordinates clinics/workshops in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Offers a palliative care program when required 
  • Participates in the Sachigo Lake Wilderness Emergency Response Education Initiative (SLWEREI) which teaches comprehensive first aid/mental health first aid to enable community members/first responders to provide the appropriate level of emergency care 
  • Coordinates ongoing emergency response education to groups of community members
Addresses individual health care needs by providing: 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals  
  • Coordination of one-on-one pre-natal care with the community health nurse  
  • Home visits to the sick, elderly, new mothers and persons with health care needs 
  • Assistance with coordinating local and long distance travel arrangements for medical appointments
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) 
  • Provides access to specialized medical care using videoconferencing and other tele-diagnostic equipment 
  • Allows specialists to remotely examine and prescribe treatments to patients in their home communities 
  • Reduces the need to travel to receive care
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Emergency Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Sachigo Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sachigo Lake First Nation
Application Requires booked appointments
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Clinic 807-595-2500 
Appointments 807-595-1197 
Medication Inquiries 807-595-1171
Fax 807-595-1183
Primary Contact Sandra J Barkman, Referral Clerk
Alternate Contact Rodney Martin, Health Director; Phone: 807-595-2577; Email:
Site Location Community is 425 km N of Sioux Lookout, on N shore of Sachigo Lake
Located In Community Sachigo Lake First Nation
Address Sachigo Lake, ON P0V 2P0
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Mailing Address c/o Isaac Barkman Memorial Nursing Station 
PO Box 49 
Sachigo Lake, ON P0V 2P0
Physical Access Not Applicable
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)