We are partnering with patients, families, caregivers, physicians, providers and our general community on shared priorities to unify and improve health and social care for our community.
Scroll down to learn more about the current partners of the Algoma Ontario Health Team.
Algoma District Medical Group
The Algoma District Medical Group is a group of physicians practicing at the Group Health Centre. We are a multi-specialty group providing both primary and specialty care.
Along with our allied health professionals, our aim is to provide comprehensive coordinated care for our patients. We strive to be leaders in healthcare through the use of an integrated EMR, innovative IT solutions and medical directives.
From a primary care perspective, we focus on preventative healthcare and chronic disease management.
Our goal is to provide patients with the best quality care through a system that is integrated with patient-directed goals of care.
Algoma Family Services
Algoma Family Services is a provider of specialized services for children, youth, adults and families in the Algoma District. Our services are evidence-based, client-centred, family-focused and delivered by a team of skilled professionals.
Our work is focused in the following key areas:
Child and youth mental health services
Specialized programs for youth substance use, young offenders and family violence
Community Partnerships, as a lead sponsor for a number of programs with local collateral agencies.
Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
The Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is a non-profit agency that provides primary care to residents of Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area who are currently unattached to a primary care provider (Nurse Practitioner/ Physician).
The clinic provides accessible comprehensive, patient-focused care to patients across the lifespan, including health promotion, disease prevention, chronic health, and mental health management. Members of the clinic will be registered to a nurse practitioner and will have access to the clinic's multidisciplinary team which includes a registered nurse, registered practical nurses, social worker, pharmacist and administrative staff.
The team works collaboratively to aid patients in navigating the health system to coordinate integrated care within established community partnerships
Algoma Public Health
Algoma Public Health (APH) is a public health agency committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice. We work with individuals, families and community partners to promote and protect health and to prevent disease at the community level.
APH is one of 35 non-profit public health agencies in Ontario funded by local and provincial governments. We have 200 employees who deliver provincially legislated public health services and community programs. We are governed by an autonomous Board of Health and have strong community partnerships throughout the Algoma district.
APH has a main office in Sault Ste. Marie and three offices in the Algoma district: Blind River, Elliot Lake and Wawa.
Since 1985, the Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and to provide support to their caregivers as well as investing in research to find a cure. The Alzheimer Society will accomplish this through core values such as respect, compassion, integrity, accountability, partnerships and person-centred care.
Algoma Residential Community Hospice
ARCH Hospice provides quality, compassionate care through end-of-life to Algoma District families at no cost. The emotional, spiritual, and physical comfort of our residents and their loved ones is our highest priority. The Hospice offers a home-away-from-home during one of life’s most important moments: the end-of-life journey. In addition to residential hospice care (including bariatric and paediatric hospice care), ARCH offers community programs including outreach services, palliative patient advocacy, supportive care, grief counselling, children’s grief services, and support group programs. ARCH Hospice does not charge for services, however, is only partially government-funded, requiring $850,000 annually in community support as well as the generosity of over 140 volunteers to provide services to the community.
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma Branch, chartered in 1963, is affiliated with a provincial network of 32 other Branches across Ontario. CMHA Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma works closely with a variety of other community agencies including, but not limited to, hospitals, police services, schools, mental health and addiction agencies. Through its collaborative approach to education and services, the Branch is far-reaching and its programs touch many lives in the communities it serves.
Whether individuals are experiencing a mental illness, have a family member or friend with a mental illness, are a health care provider, an employer or are seeking information, CMHA Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma is available to help.
Cedarwood Lodge Inc. is a 50 - bed (Interim) Long-Term Care facility located in Sault Ste. Marie. Their Mission is that we are committed to maximizing the health and dignity of each resident by adopting a holistic approach to care, body, mind and spirit.
F.J. Davey Home
Caring Environments for Everyday Living. The F.J. Davey Home is a three-level 374-bed long-term care nursing home located in Sault Ste. Marie. The Home is designed to care for its residents in a homelike environment within 12 Resident Home Areas (RHA’s). When you enter through the "front door" you find yourself in the living room with the dining room and dedicated activity room adjacent. The resident’s bedrooms are found down two corridors with access to the Spa area from either hallway. The Charting Centre found on each RHA provides easy access to nursing staff by residents and their families.
The Centre Court of the building houses staff offices and service areas on four levels. The other three levels are accessible to residents and visitors and contain management and administration offices as well as group activity areas such as the Celebration Room, Chapel, Tuck Shop and family dining rooms - Maple Court and Pine Court. Staff dedicated areas including their dining room and classroom are found on Level 3.
The F. J. Davey Home staff provide quality and compassionate care with a resident centred approach. Families are welcomed and encouraged to actively participate in the lives of our residents and activities in our Home.
Group Health Centre
Group Health Centre was founded in 1963 as one of the first union-sponsored community health centres in Canada. Founded by thousands of Sault Ste. Marie steelworkers, Group Health Centre promised its members primary and preventative care with no out-of-pocket cost at a time before provincial health insurance existed.
Since opening the doors over 50 years ago, the Centre has been a leader in medical innovation and the site of countless pilot projects and studies on a provincial, national, and international level. Some of the most notable successes include being the site for a World Health Organization study on preventative care in the 60s, being one of the first sites in Canada to employ “non-traditional nurses” (now known as Nurse Practitioners) in the 70s, and being one of the first sites in Canada to move to electronic medical records in the 90s.
Group Health Centre has won National Best Practice Awards, was featured in Maclean’s Magazine as one of Canada’s top ten models of healthcare, and was once referred to as “Canada’s best-kept health care secret” by Commissioner for the Future of Health Care in Canada, Roy Romanow.
Midwives of Algoma
Midwives of Algoma provide primary care to women throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth, including delivery aftercare to both mother and baby during the first six weeks following the birth. Midwives attend clients in hospitals, birthing centres or their own homes. Across Ontario, midwives care for thousands of low-risk pregnancies — about 15 percent of the total birthing population — sometimes helping with births in homes or birthing centres. They are primary care providers trained to work independently and in conjunction with other healthcare providers to provide care to low-risk pregnant women during pregnancy, birth, and for six weeks post-partum.
North Channel Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
The North Channel Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (NC NPLC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides primary health care to residents from Echo Bay to Iron Bridge, Ontario. North Channel Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic provides a full range of health care services to individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings including hospitals and community-based clinics in cities and smaller towns in Ontario. We work in partnership with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals such as social workers, midwives, mental health professionals and pharmacists to keep you, your family and your community well.
The clinic offers community-based programs such as Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management and Cancer Thriving and Surviving (Living Healthy – Health Sciences North), and phlebotomy services. The NC NPLC provides mental health and addiction services with a full-time Social Worker on staff. We partner with other agencies to offer additional programs such as Smoking Cessation in collaboration with Algoma Public Health, a biannual Geriatric Assessment Clinic and a Pacemaker Clinic in collaboration with Sault Area Hospital.
The North Channel NPLC has two locations, with the primary clinic at 135 Dawson Street, Thessalon, Ontario (across from the North Shore Health Network Hospital) plus a secondary location at 3223 Hwy 17B, Echo Bay.
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Since its inception, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has proudly defied traditional health professional education.
Born of a grassroots movement by Northern Ontarians in need of health professionals, NOSM is a medical school like no other. No other Canadian medical school is a joint initiative between two universities—in this case, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury. No other Canadian medical school provides training in more than 90 communities across a geographic expanse of 800,000 square kilometres. No other Canadian medical school was established with an explicit social accountability mandate—a mandate to improve the health of the people of the region. Rather than taking an off-the-shelf approach to delivering health professional programs modelled after traditional methods, NOSM has developed novel education strategies to meet the needs of Northern Ontarians.
Sault Area Hospital
Serving a catchment population of approximately 115,000 SAH provides primary, secondary and select tertiary services to residents in Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma. In addition to providing core services in Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine; Surgery; Obstetrics, Maternity and Pediatrics; Mental Health and Addictions; Complex Continuing Care; and Rehabilitation, Cardiac Care Services including coronary angioplasty through a partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital, SAH is also home to the Algoma Regional Renal Program and the Algoma District Cancer Program including radiation therapy services.
SAH is extremely proud of our entire team of over 1700 dedicated staff, 365 physicians and 535 volunteers.
Sault Family Health Organization
Superior Family Health Team
A Family Health Team (FHT) is an approach to primary health care that brings together different health care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for you - the patient. Designed to give doctors support from other complementary professionals, most Family Health Teams will consist of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who work collaboratively, each utilizing their experience and skills so that you receive the very best care, when you need it, as close to home as possible. Superior FHT's affiliated physician group is the Sault Family Health Organization.
District Social Services Administration Board
District Social Services Administration Boards are special agencies created by the Province and given the responsibility to deliver Social Services within the community.
The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB) is one of ten DSSABs across the north.
The Board is comprised of eight (8) locally elected political representatives that meet regularly to conduct business relating to Social Services for the district that includes Sault Ste. Marie, Prince Township and 31 Unincorporated Townships that stretch from Sault Ste. Marie to Montreal River.
Social Services, is responsible for the provision and delivery of Ontario Works, Early Years Services, Housing Services and Paramedic Services.