Mno-zhi-yaawgamig, the Pic River First Nation Health Centre, is a federally funded, community based program that focuses mainly on health promotion and prevention strategies. The mandate includes the operation, management and implementation of health and social services programming within the community.

Services Provided

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Maternal Child Health programs
  • Healthy Babies/Healthy Children
  • Medical Transportation
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits
  • Addiction Prevention
  • Diabetes Prevention/Support Programs
  • Children’s Oral Health Initiative
  • Accreditation
  • NE Mental Wellness & Crisis Team
    • 24 hours crisis response
    • Assistance navigating services and advocacy
    • Counselling services to individuals, families and groups
    • Debriefing/defusing
    • Access to Traditional services
    • Preventative Mental Wellness programming
  • Home & Community Care

Staff Listing

Health Director
Melodie Touchette

Community Health Nurse
Natasha Armstrong

Reception & NIHB Processing
Jocelyn Goodchild
Amanda Fischer

Medical Transportation
Howard Desmoulin

Diabetes Prevention
Tammi Shaw

Addiction Prevention
Del Michano

Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI)
Andrea Richard (Dental Hygienist)
Debbie Crosson (COHI Assistant)

Accreditation Coordinator & Health Promoter
Andrea Richard


Home & Community Care Coordinator
Vanessa Nabigon

Home Visiting Nurse
Jennifer Pelletier

Personal Support Worker
Bandy Courchene

Home Support Worker
Cheryl Twance
Alex Theriault

Community Wellness Driver & Food Security
Doug Turner

NIHB Navigator/Privacy & Security Officer
Lisa Lawrence

NE Mental Wellness & Crisis Team
April Thornton

NE Mental Wellness & Crisis Team Counsellors
Carly Gingras
Laryssa Simpson

NE Mental Wellness and Crisis Team Cultural Counsellor