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HEALTH PROGRAMMING & SERVICES

Health Centre Services

CLFS Medical Center Sign

The Curve Lake Health Centre offers an array of programs and services, to ensure that members are connected to the appropriate program staff; our receptionist will assist you with your request and direct your call.

Address:

Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
#38 Whetung Street East,
Curve Lake, Ontario K0L1R0
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

CONTACT:
Rhonda Taylor
Receptionist/Home Community Care Clerk
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: RhondaT@curvelake.ca

Counseling

Periodically, the Health Centre has on-site counseling services one day per week. Should on-site counseling services be unavailable, the Health Centre will direct you to outside agencies.

Foot Care

Every Friday, the Health Centre has a visiting chiropodist available to provide preventative care and treatment for foot health issues.

Medical Transportation

To assist clients with the financial burdens of medical transportation, the Health Centre’s Medical Transportation/Administrative Clerk is available to assist on-reserve members.

CONTACT:
Ashleigh Taylor
Administrative Clerk
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: AshleighT@curvelake.ca

Reflexology and Reiki Therapy

The Health Centre has a visiting therapist who specializes in Massage Therapy, Reflexology and Reiki, every Tuesday and Thursday this services provides clients with an alternative to pain management.

Swimming Lessons/Community Pool

During the summer months, the Health Centre offers: open swim; aqua fit classes; swimming classes; and, daycare/school-age programming.

Child Protection Services

The Child Protection Worker works to ensure the welfare, protection and best interest for the children and offers support to those families who are in need of help in caring for their children. The Child Protection Worker will consider the least disruptive course of action that is available. This includes Customary Care, Family Support and mentoring Programs.

CONTACT:
Roxanne Lepine
Child Protection Worker
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: RoxanneL@curvelake.ca

Community Health Nurse

The Community Health Nurse (CHN) functions as a member of the health care team in the provision of health education programs and services in a culturally sensitive manner. The CHN utilizes the nursing process relevant to theory and research findings as they relate to health education, promotion and provision. Ongoing development and implementation of community health program planning, monitoring of caseloads and the maintenance and safeguarding of health records and information.

CONTACT:
Alisa Pierson
Community Health Nurse
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: AlisaP@curvelake.ca

Community Health Representatives

Curve Lake has two Community Health Representatives (CHRs). The roles of the CHRs are to work together in the development and implementation of programming that assists community members to live healthier lifestyles.

CONTACT:
Steve Toms
Community Health Representatives
OshkiiGomaang MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: SteveToms@curvelake.ca

Diabetes Support

Education is provided on: Type 1; Type 2; and, Gestational Diabetes; as well as, the importance of foot care; and, nutritional eating May refer clients to a dietitian, and offer glucose monitoring support

Food Bank

On the first Wednesday of every month, the food bank is open to the community to provide members with food shelf basics and staples to off-set costs and support a healthy balanced diet.

CONTACT:
Food Bank Coordinator
Food Bank Building
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-979-2055

Fax: 705-657-8708

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Healthy eating programs may include: Label Reading; Menu Planning; Eating on a Budget. The Community Kitchen is an opportunity for members to come learn to cook and share healthy snacks and recipes. Physical activity programs are seasonally based such as: Boot Camps, Mocc Walk; walking clubs, and aqua fit during the summer months.

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program

NIHB is a program that is administered by Health Canada that provides access to certain health care benefits. Contact your CHR to learn more about which benefits are covered (dental care; vision care; medical transportation; prescription drugs; medical equipment and supplies).

For members residing off the reserve, reimbursement is provided through the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program, for information please contact the Community Health Representative.

CONTACT:
Joanne Pine
Community Health Representative
OshkiiGomaang MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: JoanneP@curvelake.ca

Community-Based Drinking Water Quality Monitoring

The part-time Community Based Water Monitor samples and test drinking water supplies for E. coli, total coliform, and chlorine residuals in community wells to reduce the possibility of waterborne disease outbreaks.

To make your appointment to have your water tested, please contact.

CONTACT:
Jody Taylor
Community-Based Water Monitor
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: JodyT@curvelake.ca

Community Health Worker

The Community Health Worker is focused on improving the long term health aspects of Curve Lake children and families. The CHW provides prevention/intervention strategies for families and provides opportunities for the healthy development of children between ages of 0 – 6 years of age, through family home visiting and service coordination referrals.

Services and Programs Offered:

  • Parenting Classes
  • Infant Massage
  • Infant/Child CPR
  • Child Development & Infant Sessions
  • Cooking Classes
  • Parent/Child Groups
  • Child Health Sessions
  • Preschool and School Age Screening
  • Breast Feeding Support
  • Provide monthly good food boxes and recipe sharing
  • ‘Welcome’ baskets for new babies
  • Safety Awareness

CONTACT:
Community Health Worker
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067

Community Youth Worker

The Community Youth Worker provides programs and services to assist children and their families to overcome life’s challenges as well as provide them the tools necessary to live a healthy and productive life.

Services and Program offered:

  • March Break Activities
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast
  • Hope Valley Summer Day Camp
  • Self Defense Classes
  • Movie Nights
  • Hip Hop sessions
  • Traditional Dance classes
  • Santa Claus Parade
  • Christmas Hampers
  • Community Christmas Shopping Trip
  • Teen Dances
  • Bicycle Safety Course
  • Duathlon
  • National Child Day activities
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Annual Mother’s Day Celebration
  • Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition
  • Community Halloween Party

CONTACT:
Ashkineeg-Kwe Whetung
Community Youth Worker
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: Ashkineeg-kweW@curvelake.ca

NNADAP Program Worker

The purpose of this program is to plan, develop and deliver educational awareness programs with a specific focus on the reduction and prevention of: alcohol; drugs; substance abuse; and, other addictions within the community of Curve Lake. The NNADAP worker is a positive community role model, by abstaining from the use of alcohol, un-prescribed drugs, substances and other addictions.

Services and Programs Offered:

  • Counseling and referrals
  • Transportation for clients to treatment facilities
  • Addiction workshops
  • Family Violence Awareness
  • Responsible Gambling Workshops
  • Annual Father’s Day Celebration

CONTACT:
Walter Taylor
NNADAP Worker
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)d
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: WalterT@curvelake.ca

Seniors Citizen’s Centre

Curve Lake First Nation is honoured to have their own community Senior Citizen’s Centre. The Centre is located on the lake and is able to accommodate up to 12 full time residents, within this comfortable home-like setting.

The centre is equipped with Personal Support Workers (PSW) that are committed to providing personal care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to ensuring resident’s personal care, staff also provide: medication management; social programming and home cooked meals.

Programming

Family and friends are welcome and are encouraged to visit their family members as often as they wish. Various social events are hosted at the centre such as: live music; crafts; and, yoga to keep the residents engaged and entertained.

Health Services

The Centre benefits from the healthcare services which are provided by visiting health professionals, such as the: House Doctor; Community Health Nurse; Nurse Practitioner; Occupational Therapist; VON; Chiropodist; and the ACCESS Centre (which provides medical supplies).

Personal Support Workers (PSWs)

Personal Support Workers are also available in the community to provide client care; palliative care; and, respite services. Home & Community Care Program

Along with in-house activities, additional staff provide ‘home care’ services to member households in Curve Lake. The purpose of the program is to assist individuals to live independently in the community. Services include but are not limited to: Recycling and garbage pick-up, lawn maintenance; snow removal, and cleaning house.

CONTACT:
Keely McCue Whetung
Home Care Coordinator
Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing
(Health Centre)
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-2557
Fax: 705-657-3067
Email: KeelyMW@curvelake.ca

Loan Cupboard

The Centre also provides services to the community through the lending cupboard, which maintains and loans various medical supplies and equipment. Supplies that can be signed out free of charge include but are not limited to: crutches, wheel chairs, bathing chairs/rails, walkers, canes, and portable ramps.

The Senior Services Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and operating the Curve Lake First Nation Senior Centre and assist in developing, promoting and delivering programs and services.

For further information and or to access services, please contact the Senior Services Coordinator.

CONTACT:
Senior Services Coordinator
Seniors Citizens’ Centre
Curve Lake First Nation
Phone: 705-657-8010
Fax: 705-657-9905