Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Site: Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaagamig

Service: Health Centre

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Description & Services
Public Comments NOTE: For health emergencies: referred to Wilson Memorial General Hospital in Marathon 
Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members 
  • Facilitates and coordinates visits from specialists including medical doctors from Marathon Family Health Team, dietitians, diabetes educators, traditional healers and dental hygienists 
  • Provides minor treatment through community nursing and health team staff  
  • Provides health awareness, education and prevention workshops and seminars 
  • Coordinates clinics in areas that may include Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases 
  • Coordinates appointments for foot care sessions through visiting specialists 
  • Arranges various health activities for community members including walking clubs, family swims to Marathon Port Hole Pool, urban poling sessions, yoga classes and winter activities 
  • Identifies and attempts to correct health hazards
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 
  • 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-Jun 
Mon-Thu 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8 am-11 am Jul-Aug
Areas Served Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Eligibility Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
  • Booked appointments required for local and visiting health professionals 
  • Will accept walk-ins for emergencies only 
  • Appointments for foot care must be booked approx 2 weeks in advance; contact Melodie Touchette at 807-229-1836 Ext 610
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-1836
After Hours Phone Medical Van: 807-228-0924 or 807-228-3524
Crisis Phone Ambulance: 807-229-2232
Fax 807-229-3367
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Primary Contact Shelly Michano, Community Health Nurse; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 609; Email:
Alternate Contact Erica Perkins, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 603; Email:
Site Location Reserve is on Hwy 627 at mouth of Pic River along N shore of Lake Superior approx 13 km SE of Marathon
Located In Community Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Address 11 Lynx Rd
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
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Mailing Address c/o Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaagamig 
PO Box 215 
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
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)