Emergency Services

Emergency Phone Numbers

Moose Factory: 705-658-1111
Moosonee: 911

Attawapiskat: 705-997-1111
Fort Albany: 705-278-1111

Kashechewan: 705-275-4004
Peawanuck: 705-473-2525

Emergency numbers are forwarded to Timmins Central Ambulance Communications Centre for dispatch services, except Peawanuck.
Peawanuck calls are managed locally by the Federal Nursing Station.

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority Paramedic Service (WAHA-PS)

WAHA-PS provides pre-hospital care in all of the listed communities, as well as host support services for WAHA’s First Response Team for surrounding communities and provides “Host” support for the Peawanuck Emergency First Response Team.

The administration office of WAHA-PS is located in Moosonee. For matters pertaining to the ambulance business, please contact their office at 705-336-2353.

Contact information

People in the WAHA region who require emergency medical services are encouraged to visit their local health care location, or call the emergency numbers above.

Emergency Room

The emergency rooms in each of the six WAHA communities are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and are staffed with qualified medical personnel for any medical emergency that might arise. They provide comprehensive services treating people who require urgent care.

Coordination of care

Every effort is made to keep patients in their community where the same service and care can be provided. When the medical staff in each community deems necessary, they call or use WAHA’s telemedicine services to consult with an emergency doctor to assess whether the patient needs to be transported to Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH) or to a southern hospital such as Timmins District Hospital (TDH), or Kingston General Hospital (KGH).

Integrated care

Emergency rooms rely on lab testing services, electronic x-rays as well as other tests and consultations with specialists as needed to determine a diagnosis and identify immediate treatment options.


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