(807) 274-3131 info@gizhac.com

About the Centre

The Health Access Centre shares the building at 1460 Idylwild Drive with 2 other health organizations:

The Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Nursing Unit
Phone: 807-274-2042

Rainy Lake First Nations Pharmacy
Phone: 807-274-3319
The Rainy Lake First Nations Pharmacy, owned and operated by EJ Bruyere, in partnership with the Rainy Lake Tribal Development Corporation, held its grand opening on Monday, January 17, 2011. The Rainy Lake First Nations Pharmacy welcomes all clients.

Local & Health Resources

Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit
The Department of Indigenous Services Canada First Nations and Inuit Health Branch no longer has a site out of the same building as Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre at 1460 Idylwild Drive. This includes the position that assisted with travel benefits and non-insured health benefits. Please find more information at this website: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1572537161086/1572537234517

Clients who need assistance with non-insured health benefits are to contact:

Telephone: 1 (807) 343-5390
Toll Free: 1 (877) 779-7749
Toll Free Fax: 1 (866) 551-5650
Toll Free Fax: 1 (866) 551-5652

Your Local Pharmacist
Did you know pharmacists in Ontario can now prescribe for the following: Hay fever, oral thrush, pink eye, dermatitis, menstrual cramps, acid reflex, hemorrhoids, cold sores, impetigo, insect bites and hives, tick bites, sprains and strains, and urinary tract infections. Find out more:

Fort Frances Family Health Team
Multidisciplinary health services in Fort Frances with programs and services including INR Management, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Diabetic Foot Care Program and Foot Care Services, EKG/Loop Monitoring, Immunization and Injection Services, Mental Health Program, Nutrition Services, Smoking Cessation, Spirometry, Wound Care.

Northwestern Health Unit
The Ontario Public Health Unit for our district. Services include Immunization, Sexual Health Clinic, Cervical Cancer Screening, Prenatal services, Smoking Cessation.

Valley Diabetes Education Centre
Community-based program of Riverside Health Care. Offers Diabetes education to the residents of the Rainy River District. Clients are able to self refer.

Ontario Breast Screening Program
Can call to book a screening appointment at 1 800 668 9304 if meeting eligibility.
Did you know all genders can get breast cancer? Never ignore symptoms!

Cancer Care Ontario Indigenous Navigators
Indigenous Navigators provide support and advocacy for First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and Urban Indigenous patients and families.

Telus Health MyCare
A mobile app that will connect you with a doctor, counsellor or dietitian. From TELUS Health, who also powers our Electronic Medical Record systems.

Noojimo Health
Personal virtual counselling for Indigenous people with Indigenous counsellors. We’re proud to be partnered with Noojimo Health.

A website from Cancer Care Ontario where you can learn your risk and take action against cancer.

United Native Friendship Centre
Prenatal courses and other various health programs are held by one of our partners, the United Native Friendship Centre.

Sunset Country Metis
Great information from one of our partners including direction to the Metis Nation of Ontario programs and services.

Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services
Behavioural and health services providing support to local First Nation communities.

Riverside Healthcare Facilities
Hospital and long term care throughout the Rainy River District.

Canadian Mental Health Association – Fort Frances
Mental health services stationed throughout the Rainy River District and Kenora District.

Atikokan Native Frienship Centre
The Native Friendship Centre stationed in Atikokan.

Atikokan Family Health Team
Multidisciplinary health services in Atikokan.

Please note, this is a working list. If there are any we are missing we would gladly accept recommendations sent to feedback@gizhac.com

Other Local Links

Manitou Mounds; Hold the record of 8000+ years of recurring use and habitation the largest group of burial mounds and associated village sites in Canada.

Waking Up Ojibwe
Ojibwe language revitalization. Partnered by SayIT First, Rainy River District School Board, and Seven Generations Educational Institute.