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Organization: Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre  
Phone Numbers: 807-274-3131
Fax: Administration 807-274-6280 * Clinic 807-274-3855
Box 686
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 3M9
Street Address:
1460 Idylwild Dr
Fort Frances
Intersection: Idlywild Dr and Lake Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-4:30pm * Fri 8:30am-4 pm
Executives: Shanna Weir - Executive Director
Jackie Debenedet - Office Manager
Public Contacts: Cherie McLeod - Receptionist and Health Records Clerk
Wendy Anderson - Medical Receptionist
Service Description: Offers primary health care services through a medical clinic and outreach programs

Located at Idylwild Dr near Lake Rd

Health centre focused on family and community health
  • Offers primary health care services through a medical clinic and outreach programs
  • Provides services through Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, RPNs and traditional Ojibway healers
  • Offers culturally appropriate programs and services for Aboriginals, combining traditional healing and Western medical practices
  • Provides chronic disease management
  • Provides referrals to other service providers and specialists
  • Performs some diagnostic procedures including electrocardiograms and specimen collection
  • Publishes a monthly newsletter available online
  • Collaborates with Riverside Health Care Facilities and Fort Frances Family Health Team for consultations, diagnostic imaging and laboratory analysis

Administers the following programs and services:
  • Aboriginal Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Child Nutrition Program
  • Asthma Education Program
  • Diabetes Program
  • Diabetes Education Program
  • Dietitian and Nutrition Services
  • Health Education Program
  • Immunization Clinic
  • Mental Health Program
  • Ojibway Medical Translator Program
  • Traditional Healing Program
  • Monthly Community Clinics

Fees: None
  • Call or visit
  • Health card and certificate of Indian status (if applicable) required
Eligibility / Target Population: Indigenous people living in the Rainy River District both on/off-reserve
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibway interpretation available upon request
Area Served:
Rainy River District ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation ; Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Rainy River First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation  
See Also: Community Health Centres
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on October 10, 2018

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