Inuvik – November 8, 2018
Public Service Announcement

The Health Service Adminsitration toll free line for is now working. NWT residents can call 1-800-661-0830 or email for questions regarding their health care cards or vital stats.

Inuvik – November 7, 2018
Public Service Announcement

If you are having difficulty reaching any person through the Health Service Administration Office’s toll-free number it is due to phone system issues at the facility. These issues include a lack of all voicemail services and issues with the toll-free number being busy.


Staff are working with NWTel to fix the issue. If you your experiencing these issues, please call the direct line 1-867-777-7413 or email

Hay River – October 9, 2018
Public Service Announcement

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, has appointed Mr. Brian Willows of Hay River, as the new Public Administrator for the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) effective October 5th, 2018.

Mr. Willows replaces Mr. Maher who has served as Public Administrator since May 2009.

Mr. Willows brings a wealth of experience to the Public Administrator position including senior positions with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation that included overseeing an operating budget of $60 million annually.

Yellowknife – October 1, 2018
Public Service Announcement

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, has appointed Dr. Kami Kandola as the new Chief Public Health Officer for Northwest Territories effective October 1, 2018.

Dr. Kandola replaces Dr. Andre Corriveau, who will assume the role of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority Acting Medical Director September 1st, 2018 for a period of one year.

June 27, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (June 27, 2018) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, is seeking nominations for four vacancies on the Regional Wellness Councils for the Beaufort-Delta, Hay River and Yellowknife.

The role of the Regional Wellness Council is to ensure residents from across the Northwest Territories have an opportunity to provide input into the territorial health and social services system. The councils help inform policy and programming decisions across the territory.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

May 3, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (May 3, 2018) – Changes to health fees, including for health and social services professionals regulated by territorial legislation, and fees for vital statistics services, such as requests for marriage licenses or birth certificates, will come into effect on May 15, 2018. The fee changes are being carried out as part of standard procedure to review and adjust fees to reflect inflation during the past five years.

April 4, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (April 4, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has extended the lease for another six months with the Salvation Army in Yellowknife to operate the Yellowknife Sobering Centre.

The temporary location will continue to provide services for those in need while renovations continue on the long-term facility at 5111 50th Street. The sobering centre is operated by the NWT Disability Council, with Advanced Medical Solutions providing clinical services as needed.

March 9, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (March 9, 2018) – Aurora College and the Department of Health and Social Services are hosting a seniors’ health fair in the Centre Square Mall as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month on Tuesday, March 13, between 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

One of the more interesting displays at the fair will be a Giant Colon that is 20 feet in length. The public is invited to come see the Giant Colon and other displays being presented by first year nursing students and health department staff.

Themes include:

February 27, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (February 27, 2018) — Residents in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories now have access to a glossary of cancer terms in various dialects of North Slavey to help them learn more about the disease and treatment options. 

Developed in partnership with the K’asho Got’ine Charter Community, the Tulita Dene Band, The Goba Group, and the Government of the Northwest Territories, this new language resource should improve how patients, family members and health officials speak about cancer in the region.

February 26, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (February 26, 2018) – Across Canada, March is Nutrition Month, and this year, dietitians are helping Canadians realize the potential of food to improve health, fuel activities, and bring people together.

Almost half of all Canadians say that eating a healthy, balanced diet is challenging because they are so busy. They often skip meals, and close to 30 per cent of Canadians snack to keep fuelled in a busy day. Snacks, in healthy portions, can be part of a healthy eating plan.