Matawa Health Co-operative
Incorporated in 2017, the Matawa Health Co-operative (MHC) is a Matawa First Nation owned and controlled health co-operative that provides health care services to enhance existing health services to achieve long-term health and well being for all members within the nine (9) Matawa First Nations. It is overseen by a Board of Directors and is a member of the Health Care Co-operatives Federation of Canada. The MHC is community-driven with available services being tailored to individual community’s needs. It is the first of its kind in Canada.
The MHC works to incorporate traditional healing and medicines in addressing the holistic health needs of the Matawa First Nations focusing on the priorities of mental health and addictions, diabetes and chronic diseases. It oversees an Inter-Professional Primary Care Health Team made up of a clinical coordinator, 4 nurses (2 are Certified Diabetes Educators), 1.5 physicians (part-time), 1 foot care specialist and, 4 mental health counsellors providing direct services in the Matawa First Nations or through telemedicine.
The MHC works in partnership with several groups, organizations, agencies and institutions affiliated with First Nations that provide health care and/or programming. It also works in partnership and collaboration with the Matawa Health and Social Meno Biimadeswin.
The MHC office is located in the Matawa building on the Main Level at:
233 Court Street South,
Thunder Bay, Ontario
To reach us, call: 1-807-346-2370.