July 16, 2020
At Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, our collective health and wellbeing is important. In partnership with Mnaamadzawin Health Services, we are slowly reintroducing in-person appointments for our clients at our main location in Aundeck Omni Kaning; this will be done on a case by base assessment. While we are still encouraging virtual appointments, if an in-person appointment is needed, expect the following:
- Covid-19 screening questions the day of your appointment;
- Wait in your vehicle/outside the doors of Noojmowin Teg until a staff member signals you to come in;
- Required to wear a face-covering for your in-person appointment unless you meet a strict medical exemption;
Small group activities are also being assessed and planned by Noojmowin Teg staff. Each event is carefully assessed and planned to ensure that participants and staff are maintaining and adhering to good public practices such as frequent hand washing, cleaning of high touch surfaces, physical distancing, and wearing a face-covering when needed.
As we follow guidelines and direction of Public Health Sudbury & Districts
, please know that this plan may change depending on Covid-19 cases on Manitoulin Island and as we begin to understand more about this virus, its transmission and best practices to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at (705) 368-0083 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20, 2020
Dear Clients and Community,
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre provides culturally relevant services and is committed to support and promote the overall wholistic health and well-being of Anishinabek individuals, families and communities within the District of Manitoulin and area. We continue to take ongoing preparations and affirmative action in response to COVID-19 and want to thank our clients and partners for your patience as we make changes to the delivery of services. The following services are available and provided by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre to the First Nation and Indigenous community.
Primary and clinical care essential services are available in person as deemed necessary, or by phone and video conferencing. This includes access to nurse practitioners, physicians, RPNS, and diabetes footcare.
Aging at Home Transportation Service will continue to operate as an essential service to clients aged 55+ years and over for medical appointments and local grocery shopping trips only. The below healthcare services are available by phone and/or video conferencing:
• Dietitians, diabetes team, health care navigation and geriatric social worker services
• Mental health and addictions counselling services for the District of Manitoulin and Espanola and the surrounding area
• Traditional healer services and cultural support services for the District of Manitoulin and Espanola and the surrounding area
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre would like to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing. Please stay at home, limit the of use public transport, avoid visitors to your home, only run errands which are deemed necessary such as grocery and medical.
If you are a community member or Anishinabek elder looking for support at this time and would like a social call/check-in, please email email@example.com or call (705) 368-0083.
If you are having a crisis or feeling overwhelmed, please call the 24-hour Crisis Line (705) 674-4760.
If you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, please contact your primary health care provider, do not go into emergency. A COVID-19 self-assessment is available at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0. If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.
We are committed to keeping you informed with the latest updates from trusted, health sources regarding the virus, offering helpful advice on protecting yourself and your loved ones, and ways to assist you in making things much easier during this unusually confusing time.
Visit our website for an update list of resources and information related to COVID-19: www.noojmowin-teg.ca/events/latest-news.
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre recognizes the work of all our health care providers and front-line workers at this very stressful time. Each day, we light a sacred fire and send our prayers for our medical community, providers and community members.
In solidarity and with respect,
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre