Ojibway Nation of Saugeen

Site: Saugeen Health Centre

Service: Health Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated  
Political Territorial Organization: Unaffiliated  
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Coordinates health care services through Nursing staff, Community Health Representative and visiting Physician 
  • Assists with arrangements to Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre for health care needs outside the scope of community Nursing Station  
  • 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 
  • Provides services of a First Response Vehicle 
  • Participates in teaching with a regular rotation of medical students and residents from Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
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 
  • Suboxone program for individuals battling addictions to prescription painkillers 
  • Assistance with coordinating local and long distance travel arrangements for medical appointments
Hours Receptionist: Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm 
Nursing Station: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Savant Lake
Eligibility Members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen
Application Call to book appointment
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-928-9985
Primary Contact Desmond Kitchkeesick, Health Receptionist
Alternate Contact Scott Atkinson, Health Director; Phone: 807-928-0809
Site Location Community is approx 100 km N from Hwy 17 just E of Ignace along Hwy 599, then approx 20 km NW of Savant Lake
Located In Community Savant Lake
Address 16 Saugeen Rd
Savant Lake, ON P0V 2S0
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Mailing Address c/o Saugeen Health Centre 
General Delivery 
Savant Lake, ON P0V 2S0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Heath Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)