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Naandwedjige-

Gamik

Community Wellness Department

 

4005 Espaniel Street

PO Box 610

Massey, ON  P0P 1P0 

 

(705) 865-1134

1 (800) 727-5503

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday to Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

(closed for lunch

12:00 - 1:00pm)

 

Thursday (Clinic)

4:00pm - 9:00pm

 

    PRIMARY HEALTH

 

    Physician

       Dr. Hama Abdel-Salam

 

    Nurse Practitioner

       Rachel Hatton

       Richard San Cartier

       Roger Pilon

 

    Registered Dietician

       Danielle Simko

 

 

    HEALTH CLINICS

 

       Diabetes Clinic

       Blood Pressure Clinic

       Well Babies Clinic   

 

 

    HEALTH RESOURCES

 

    Community Health Nurse (CHN)         

        Sandra Camillo                   

 

    Community Health Representative

        Marilyn Jones                      

 

    Diabetes Nurse Educator

    (Maamwesying)

        Jessica Hubbard            

 

 

    TRADITIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

    Traditional Medicine Practitioner

     (Maamwesying) 

        Patricia Toulouse             

 

Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik operates a community health clinic in its’ main building located on Espaniel Street (next door to the main band office Administration building). Health services are provided through visiting regulated health care professionals.

Our clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 9am - 3:00pm.

 

Book an appointment at the Sagamok Health Clinic with one of our visiting health care professionals by calling our Medical Clerk, Dianne Toulouse at (705) 865-2171 ext.343.

 

 

A Nurse Practitioner is available four days a week.       Rochelle Hatton is available to see patients on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9am-3pm, and Richard SanCartier is available to see patients on Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week between 9:30am-3:00pm.

 

 

A Physician is available to see patients every Wednesday.     We have two visiting Physicians who see patients between the hours of 9:45 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Dr. Abdul-Salam and Dr. Susan Findley rotate visits to Sagamok on a bi-weekly basis.

 

 

A Registered Dietician is available every Tuesday.   Danielle Brubacher is available from 9:00am-4:00pm. 

 

 

A Community Health Nurse   Sandra Camillo is Sagamok's Community Health Nurse. She works collaboratively with the Community Health Representative Marie Toulouse to deliver monthly Diabetes and Blood Pressure Clinics, implement an annual influenza and pneumonia immunization campaign, the school immunization program and immunizations to the general community membership. Sandra works on ways to improve the health of the Sagamok community in a number of ways. She outreaches to the community to raise awareness and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors and provides referrals to other health care professionals.

 

Diabetes Clinics      Each month, the Community Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner Sandra Camillo, and the Registered Dietician, Danielle Burbacher, deliver a diabetes clinic in Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik’s Small Resource Room. They invite all members of the Sagamok community to visit these clinics.

Diabetes clinics are not just for those who have diabetes. If you are at risk of developing diabetes, it is a good thing to monitor your blood sugars with a simple blood test that takes seconds to complete. We can also help answer some of your questions about diabetes and caring for those who have diabetes.

 

Blood Pressure Clinics      In Canada, high blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Fortunately, high blood pressure is preventable and manageable. Each month, Community Health Nurse, Sandra Camillo, and our Community Health Representative, Marie Toulouse, deliver a blood pressure clinic in Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik’s Small Resource Room to help people monitor their blood pressure. Come to our blood pressure clinics to begin monitoring your blood pressure, receive professional advice and assistance with any warning signs of cardiovascular disease.

 

 

Medical Transportation 

 

We recognize that some of the community members need to go outside of the Sagamok community in order to receive the health services that they need and that this can at times place significant financial strain on individuals, families and households.

 

Medical Transportation is provided to eligible band members who require transportation services to obtain health services outside of the Sagamok community.

 

To request transportation or financial assistance in order to obtain medical services outside of the Sagamok community, please contact the Medical Finance Clerk, Ernestine Bob at (705) 865-2171 ext.344.  

 

On behalf of Sagamok community members, Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik assumes the responsibility for for processing Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) service claims and coordinating medical transportation for community members.  Please note that it takes 2 weeks for NIHB to approval Medical Transportation service requests.  

 

After-hours Medical Transportation            If it is after hours (weekdays from 4:30pm-9:00am or weekends from 4:30pm on Friday to 9:00am on Monday), you can call the Elders' Eagle Lodge (located at 821 Wasacom Drive) by phoning (705) 865-2926 and the staff on-call will help you.  

 

Want to learn more about the federal Non-Insured Health Benefit (NIHB) for First Nation and Inuit program?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Promotion: Aanjichegewin "the process of change"

 

 

Sagamok promotes positive health behaviours, like being active, eating right and staying smoke free. 

 

We believe that healthy behaviours and lifestyles will prevent chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and obesity that can impact the quality and length of life for people.  Health promotion is also about the health of the Sagamok community.  Creating a healthy community means that we are creating a setting where people feel safe, secure and comfortable in practicing healthy lifestyles. 

 

 

Healthy Eating, Active Living

 

 

Smoke Free

 

 

 

 

 

 


Get medical advice: Telehealth Ontario

 

Get fast, free medical advice through Telehealth Ontario at:

Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000                 Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007

 

How it works     When you call, a Registered Nurse will ask you to answer questions so they can assess your health problem and give you advice.  Telehealth Ontario nurses will not diagnose your illness or give you medicine. They will direct you to the most appropriate level of care or may put you in contact with a health professional who can advise you on your next steps.

The nurse will help you decide whether to:

  • handle a problem yourself
  • visit your doctor or nurse practitioner
  • go to a clinic
  • contact a community service
  • go to a hospital emergency room

Who can call    Anyone can call Telehealth Ontario to ask a health-related question. This service is:

  • confidential –  you may be asked to provide your health card number, but it is not required
  • provided in both English and French, with translation support for some other languages
  • free for all users
  • What you can ask
  • You can contact Telehealth Ontario when you have health-related questions or concerns about:
  • illness or injury that may need medical care
  • illnesses that don’t go away or keep coming back
  • food and healthy living
  • teen health and issues
  • depression, suicide or other mental health concerns
  • breastfeeding
  • refugee health supports
  • medical assistance in dying supports

 

 

 

 

Clinics in the Surrounding Area

Kenabutch Health Centre                       (705) 844-2152

Elliot Lake Clinic                                    (705) 848-3674

Spanish Medical Clinic                            (705) 844-2263

Whitefish Lake Health Clinic                    (705) 692-3674

 

HOSPITALS

Espanola General Hospital                      (705) 869-1420

Elliot Lake Hospital                                (705) 848-7181

Health Sciences North Sudbury               (705) 523-7100