WAHA Medical Transportation: 2023 Fall Helicopter Transportation Schedule

Effective: November 1, 2023

Helicopter services to and from Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH) are provided for Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program patients and their escorts, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) business travellers and non-status patients attending appointments. All passengers must be at the waiting areas 15 minutes to departure time.

** Everyone traveling on flight 704 to Kingston must check in with Air Creebec at the Moosonee Airport no later than 2:00 PM for 3:00 PM departure. All passengers must provide a valid ID to the ticket agent before boarding the flight.

WAHA NIHB DRIVERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO:

  • Pick-up OR drop-off patients, escorts, and staff at private residences
  • Exception: Patients with dialysis appointments

The Helicopter runs on time and will not be delayed for someone running late.

  • There are a limited number of seats. Children without scheduled appointments cannot accompany clients (parents).
  • No pets, alcohol or illegal substances are allowed.

Travel Warrants:

  • All travellers must present a Travel Warrant to the driver. Travel Warrants must be filled out entirely.
  • WAHA Staff and business travelers must email their travel warrant at least two days in advance to WAHA-local-drivers@waha.ca

Bags, luggage and parcels:

  • Only one (1) carry-on and one (1) piece of luggage weighing no more than 25 pounds is allowed.
  • Passengers are responsible for making alternate transportation arrangements for any extra bags/parcels weighing over 25 pounds (excluding business travellers who require tools to perform their job).

Masks are mandatory on the Helicopters

Weekday Schedule

Weekend Schedule – Operating from Expedition Trailer – NOT Airport Terminal

Statutory Holiday Schedule

Exceptions:

  • Extra runs will be made when a physician or nurse practitioner deems a patient is “medically urgent”. This must be indicated on the Travel Warrant.
  • The Helicopter schedule can be changed anytime by the driver when there is a high volume of travelers.

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