The primary mandate of the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is to provide services to aboriginal people in the Rainy River District, both on and off reserve as well as Metis peoples.
The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is dedicated to providing equal access to quality health care for all Aboriginal people within the Rainy River District. Our services include culturally appropriate primary health care delivered through our clinic and community outreach services.
The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is a non-profit organization. Funding is received from various different provincial ministries. The majority of the funding for the Centre is received from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Other funding is received by the Ministry of Health Promotion, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and the NW LHIN.
As of 2007, we have 4119 patients accessing services from the Access Centre. The number of patients has significantly increased over the past several years. We have grown consistently by about 500 patients each year for the past 6 years. These numbers reflect patients participating in all services.