Medical-Van Transportation

For the area of Whitesand/Armstrong and Thunder Bay
Medical Van Drivers:
Robert Matinet (highway); Felix Sinoway (city)
Description (Service) Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements 
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community  
  • Provides transportation and/or assistance from/to Whitesand First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist) in Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg 
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation
Health Office Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Transportation times vary
Areas Served Whitesand First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitesand First Nation who require medical transportation assistance due to age or disability
  • Requires written proof of medical appointment  
  • Requires 24 hour advance booking; exceptions made for emergencies  
  • Advance cancellation recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-583-2671
Fax 807-583-2513
Primary Executive Renee Kwandibens, Referral Clerk
Alternate Executive Angela Nodin, Health Coordinator
Site Location Reserve is directly N of Armstrong, 235 km N of Thunder Bay at end of Hwy 527 which branches off Hwy 11/17
Located In Community Whitesand First Nation
Address Doug's Dr
Armstrong, ON P0T 1A0
Mailing Address c/o Health Department 
PO Box 68 
Armstrong, ON P0T 1A0
Accessibility Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)