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  • COVID-19 Community Update: NEW COVID-19 Information Phone Numbers

    As of March 31, 2020, we have updated the phone numbers for reporting symptoms and asking questions. Due to a high volume of calls to the Porcupine Health Unit, we have established new numbers for our region. If you have questions about COVID-19 or symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call the public…

  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region

    As of 7:30 p.m. today (March 28, 2020) there are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the James Bay and Hudson Bay region. If this should change we will notify all of the communities we serve.  We are in regular contact with each community’s Chief and Health Director and other local, provincial and federal partners …

  • COVID-19 Community Update: Urgent Care Clinics replace regular out-patient clinics until further notice

    As of March 18, 2020, our regular appointment clinics are closed until further notice. However, we will continue to provide care for emergency and medically urgent dental, medical and mental health concerns. Until further notice, our emergency rooms in Moosonee, Moose Factory, Fort Albany and Attawapiskat are ONLY for emergencies, such as: Chest pain Difficulty…

  • COVID-19 Community Update: Visitor Access Restricted & Non-Urgent Medical Appointments Cancelled

    As of 2:30 p.m. today (March 13, 2020) we have implemented a no visitors rule in our inpatient units/rooms unless directly involved in patient care, i.e. family caregivers, at all of our sites. As well, all non-urgent medical appointments south of Moosonee and Moose Factory are being cancelled/postponed effective immediately. Medically necessary appointments  Appointments will…

  • Community Bulletin: WAHA cancels all work-related travel in response to COVID-19

    Dear Community Members: We are taking the extra precautionary steps to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in our region in response to the case of COVID-19 confirmed today in Sudbury. As of today, all staff work-related travel is canceled unless it is medically necessary until further notice. We are also working with our management…

  • 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…