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Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority- Northwestern Health Unit

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority- Northwestern Health Unit

Update April 15, 2021: If you are caring for a person with COVID-19, SLFNHA has the following advice to protect yourself and other in the home visit for more information.

Update April 13, 2021: SLFNHA will be going LIVE every Wednesday at 5pm CST with our Public Health Physician, Dr. Lloyd Douglas to answer all your Covid-19 and VoC (Variant of Concern) questions. Ask Dr. Douglas directly or email us in advance at and submit your question anonymously.  For more information visit:

Update February 24, 2021: SLFNHA will be going live with Dr. John Guilfoyle on March 3rd at 5pm to answer you Covid-19 related questions. Tune in to ask live or email us in advance at Got a question about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 Vaccine? Email

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Updated August 4, 2020:  On August 3, the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) was notified that a symptomatic health care professional working out of the Northern Clinic in Sioux Lookout tested positive for COVID-19. This person was in Sioux Lookout for a period of two weeks for work and has since returned to their residence outside of the region. As with all health care professionals entering the region, this individual was required to self-monitored for two weeks prior to arrival.  Full details at

Updated July 28 – Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) will be requiring the use of masks or face coverings for anyone in an enclosed public space, beginning August 17, 2020. NWHU is requiring every business and organization that has an enclosed space accessible to the public to have a mandatory mask use policy.

See media release here

Sioux Lookout Office: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm 

For COVID-19 questions, call 1-866-468-2240.  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.              

People who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will not be seen at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre assessment centre and will be redirected as appropriate. Those who believe they have come into contact with, or have symptoms of COVID-19, are to self-isolate and call the Northwestern Health Unit for further direction.

807-468-7109  1-800-830-5978  

COVID-19 hotline: ​1-8​66-468-2240 (Mon-Fri 8:30pm-8pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm​)  Sioux Lookout Office: 807-737-2292

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