Garden River Wellness Centre
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Clinic Area Services

For information about any of the following Clinic Area Services, please contact Nicole Pelletier, RPN - ext 250.

DIAGNOSTIC LAB WORK

The Clinical Area RPN works closely with the N'MNINOEYAA COMMUNITY HEALTH ACCESS CENTRE to provide diagnostic lab work (i.e. - blood work, urine, and specimen collection) based on pre-ordered tests generated by the N'mninoeyaa Community Health Access Centre Providers only. 

 

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION

This program may provide clients with over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications once a nursing assesment has been completed; based on need and availability. 

This can include:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Iburophen (Advil)
  • Allergy medication
  • Lice Killing Shampoo

FOOT CARE CLINIC 

Garden River Band Members who are 55 years or older are eligible to be seen by a certified foot care nurse at the Garden River Wellness Centre every 8 weeks.  Patients must present primarily with diabetes; however, other advanced chronic conditions will be taken into consideration, that affect their ability to provide their own foot care.


WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CLINIC

For the past 18 years, Dr. Caruso has been working with patients in the area of Weight Management, including:  excess body fat, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. 

All adult Garden River First Nation Band Members who have health concerns in these areas are eligible to make an appointment. 

Dr. Caruso addresses these issues through:

  • A thorough history and interview
  • An individualized daily routine and eating plan.
  • Appropriate supportive medications and/or supplements.
  • Weekly check-ups and counselling sessions. 

BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM

Garden River Band Members that attend Elementary and Highschool can participate in the program. They are given a health assessment and are screened for Diabetes. Every child receives a gift card to help with back to school purchases. This program runs from August until mid-October every year. Please watch for updates and advertisements.