The Health Services Department at SLFNHA oversees many important programs ranging from serious, life threatening diseases like Tuberculosis to studies on baby teeth. They are committed to offering the finest care possible while catoring to the unique needs of the First Nations people and people in Northern Ontario.
Physician Services, which includes the Northern Clinic, falls under the Health Services Department. In addition, physician services in the Sioux Lookout area are now flowed through the Sioux Lookout Regional Physicians Services Inc. (SLRPSI). SLFNHA provides management support for SLRPSI. SPRPSI provides physician services to the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and the First Nation communities in our region.
In February 2015, the Sioux Lookout area Chiefs approved the Approaches to Community Wellbeing Model (Resolution 15-03) and transition plan (Resolution 15-04) and directed SLFNHA to return to the Chiefs by March 2017 with an implementation plan.
Nodin Child and Family Intervention Services operates under Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) to provide mental health services to the First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region. Nodin has an ongoing development of partnerships with many service providers to expand the range of services our clients.
SLFNHA has been successful in securing funding to support a mobile Indigenous Interdisciplinary Primary Care Team. Implementation of this program is in the beginning stages and SLFNHA will be working with key partners, including communities, funders and other service providing organizations to further develop the service delivery model to ensure it meets community needs. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), this team will provide services to the SLFNHA communities as well as the Municipality of Sioux Lookout. We are actively recruiting for many positions and are beginning to provide services.
SLFNHA has recently been funded through Jordan’s Principle (First Nations Inuit Health Branch) to expand our complex care program. We are in the early implementation phase of this expanded program as we actively recruit many positions and start to expand services. The goal of the expanded program is to increase case management support and access to services for community rehabilitative assessments, follow up care plans, training, community-based worker supports.