Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Site: Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaagamig

Service: Medical Transportation Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, 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 Pic River First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist, physiotherapy) in Marathon 
  • Offers transportation to the local Greyhound bus station for out-of-town appointments 
  • Services are provided by way of a wheel-chair accessible medical van
Hours Health Centre: 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 
Medical Transportation: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Eligibility Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation) and any residents living in the community who require assistance with medical transportation due to: 
  • Illness, injury or age or 
  • Do not have a vehicle or vehicle is otherwise not available
Application Contact Health Centre reception during regular hours to make arrangements; after hours call Medical Van at 807-228-3524 
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment and pre-authorization by Health Centre  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-1836
After Hours Phone Medical Van after hours only: 807-228-3524
Fax 807-229-3367
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Primary Contact Cindy Boyd, Reception; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 601; Email:
Alternate Contact Erica Perkins, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 603
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 Medical Transportation 
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)