2020 News

  • COVID-19 Community Update # 4

    The first case of COVID-19 in northern Ontario has been confirmed. At this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region (James Bay and Hudson Bay region). The person was diagnosed in Sudbury after attending the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2020 Convention in Toronto on March 2 & 3,…

  • COVID-19 (coronavirus) Preparations: Update #3

    On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern and advised health-care providers to step up preparedness measures. Since then, we have been fully engaged with the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and the Porcupine Health Unit regarding all developments related to the Novel…

  • New, more convenient location for patients to stay in Timmins

    (Moose Factory, ON) – As of April 1, 2020, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) patients with medical appointments in Timmins requiring an overnight stay will be booked into the Comfort Inn, located at 939 Algonquin Boulevard East. All staff working in the hostel will remain WAHA employees, only the location of where they work will…

  • Red and white health cards won’t be accepted as of July 2020

    If you still use a red and white health card it’s time to replace it with a more secure photo health card. As of July 1, 2020, red and white Ontario health cards will no longer be accepted for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) services including emergency and family medicine visits at any of our…

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory

    Cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) reported in Moosonee and Moose Factory There are now several cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) reported in Moosonee and Moose Factory. The best protection is vaccination! Pertussis can cause serious harm to infants (birth to 2 years old) pregnant woman and people with respiratory conditions. Make sure your family’s vaccinations…

  • Novel Coronavirus: Update #2

    WAHA is monitoring and stepping up preparedness measures On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern which advises countries and health-care providers to increase monitoring and screening, and step up preparedness measures. We are fully engaged with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health…

  • Coronavirus: What you need to know

    We are adding extra steps to our screening process when patients arrive at all of our emergency rooms across the James Bay region in response to the first two presumed cases of Novel Coronavirus in Toronto being identified. While we are serious about protecting our patients, it’s important to know that the Public Health Agency…