Sioux Lookout Regional Physicians Services Inc.

Healthcare

True Rural Doctor:

Physicians looking to practice in Sioux Lookout have a variety of work options from which to choose. 

 

  • Service is provided to the community of Sioux Lookout and to 31 First Nation communities comprising of a total catchment area of over 32,000 and growing. 
  • The current and past physicians designed the system to keep doctors engaged and satisfied throughout their careers. 
  • Doctor's working in the region work in a clinic setting, the emergency department, as hospitalist, and have the option of northern travel to a remote first nation's community. 
  • Sioux Lookout also has opportunities for GP specialists including OB, Addictions, Anesthesia, Sports Med., and more. 
  • If your passionate about teaching Sioux Lookout is a teaching location for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and becoming an associate professor is something the majority of our current docs do.

 

Multiple Services:

Family Doctors have access to multiple support services in the hospital and the community.

 

  • Many services have been developed to address specific needs of the area including tuberculosis program, diabetes program, mobile ultrasound, a renal dialysis unit and town and first nation's mental health/addictions programs.   
  • Many services are expected to be enhanced and grow over the next few years including mental health, addictions support, public health initiatives, chronic, and extended care services.

 

A Little Bit of History:

Sioux Lookout is always growing and changing with healthcare driving that growth.

 

  • In April 1997, an historic four party agreement signed by First Nations, the Municipality, and the federal and provincial governments committed to amalgamating Sioux Lookout's federal and provincial hospitals and building a new combined health care facility. 
  • The Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre was incorporated in December 2001.  Its unique Board of Directors reflects the population of the northern and southern communities in the catchment area.  The Board is comprised of 2/3 First Nation members and 1/3 town and community members.