Effective today, the Department of Health and Social Services’ Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has introduced changes to the current NWT Food Establishment Safety Regulations (‘Regulations’).
The Minister of Health and Social Services wishes to announce that the Government of Northwest Territories will now cover Mifegymiso for NWT residents with a valid NWT Health Care Card who do not have full coverage for prescriptions under another program or group insurance plan.
Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy has released the new 2019 Health and Social Services Northwest Territories Help Directory. The Help Directory is available in print and online in both English and French.
The Help Directory is designed to assist NWT residents by providing up-to-date contact information on health services available to them. The 2019 edition includes new information such as the:
The Department of Health and Social Services announces changes to the Medical Travel Program effective June 1, 2019. NWT residents have access to one of the most generous medical travel programs in Canada, which has remained relatively unchanged since 1995. To bring the cost-share of medical travel costs into alignment with current travel costs of the Medical Travel Program, adjustment to the co-payment rate is being made.
The Minister of Health and Social Services has released the 2019 NWT Patient Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is available in both print and online formats.
The Questionnaire is designed to assist the Department of Health and Social Services to understand the quality of care we are providing. Responses help the Department improve services and monitor progress over time.
Across Canada, March is Nutrition Month, and this year, dietitians are helping Canadians realize the potential for food to improve health, fuel activities, and bring people together.
The Health Service Adminsitration toll free line for is now working. NWT residents can call 1-800-661-0830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding their health care cards or vital stats.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.