A new health clinic's opened in Wawa, to offer services for local Indigenous people.
Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services and Michipicoten First Nation have announced the opening of their North Clinic at 3 Maple Street in Wawa.
Kasey Bissaillion, RPN and Diabetes Nurse Educator, highlights some of the services offered locally.
Bissaillion also notes the clinic has a mental health counsellor, who specializes in FASD, and provide counselling for a variety of issues such as job-related stress, family and children issues, depression and anxiety.
Registered Dietician Vicky Omeljaniuk explains services she offers locally.
Integrated Care Manager Irene Armstrong notes this offers services to "on-reserve citizens and the urban Indigenous population residing in Wawa and the surrounding area".
Armstrong adds that the office is open Monday to Friday, and emphasizes there's no cost, encouraging anyone wanting more information to go to maamwesying.ca.
The team also travels to the Brunswick House and Chapleau Cree First Nations, and serves Chapleau Ojibwe members and those in Chapleau itself.
A grand opening celebration will be held at the Wawa clinic on Thursday, January 31st from 11 am to noon, followed by a community feast.