Patient Services

Our hospital provides a full range of services to the community. Our primary physicians provide 24-hour on-call coverage to the emergency department as well as medical direction and care for the patients and residents of the Acute, Complex Care and Long Term Care beds.

In-patient Care

AGH Procedure Room

The Active beds of Atikokan General Hospital are utilized for general medical/surgical patients, cardiac care (including thrombolytics), rehab, and palliative care.

The Long Term Care beds in our Extended Care Wing is home to 22 residents who enjoy a variety of services including meals in a common dining area, rehab, support, seniors counselling service, pastoral care, recreational therapy and a variety of volunteer programs including palliative care visitation.

Out-Patient Care

AGH X-ray Technician

Besides providing emergency care, the department is a venue for diagnostic services including X-ray, Ultrasound, ECGs, and pacemaker checks as well as a wide range of Lab tests. Other services include: primary care assessment and treatment, chemotherapy, diabetic education, IV therapy, cast application and minor procedures.

Rehabilitation Services

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The Rehabilitation Department has a well-integrated professional team comprised of a Physiotherapist, and an Occupational Therapist supported by a Rehabilitation Assistant.In-patient, out-patient and home care services are provided to the community.

Community Counselling

Counselling services are provided in the areas of mental health counselling, drug and alcohol addictions, gambling addictions, and seniors counseling.Counselling Services are located in Atikokan, and cover an area from Kashabowie to Seine River First Nation. The office is located downstairs at the Atikokan Medical Clinic at 123 Marks Street. The phone number is (807) 597-2724 and the fax number is (807) 597-4679.

Telemedicine

Welcome to Atikokan General Hospital Telemedicine

Ontario Telehealth NetworkAtikokan General Hospital  (AGH) is a member of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), an extensive network of over 1,200 sites servicing the province of Ontario and one of the largest networks of its kind in the world. OTN provides access to health care for patients in every hospital and hundreds of other health care locations across the province.

Telemedicine is an interactive, two-way televideo conferencing technology which allows for face-to-face communication and facilitates consultations with your physician or other health care professional who may be kilometres away.

If you decide to use Telemedicine, you will have the opportunity to see, hear and speak with a health care provider and discuss your plan of care. This means you will not have to leave your community in order to consult with a specialist. You will save time and money in travel and related expenses, and no longer will you be required to take a day off work to attend an out of town appointment.

In addition to clinical care, we facilitate the delivery of distance education and administrative meetings for health care professionals and patients.

OTN is committed to improving access to quality health care. It’s about having the right provider in the right place at the right time.

Where is Telemedicine located?

The telemedicine studio at AGH is located in various locations in our hospital. You can enter the hospital through the main entrance where you will be directed by staff to the designated area.

What can I expect to happen during a Telemedicine appointment?

A Telemedicine appointment is similar to a regular visit, the only difference is that you will see and talk to the doctor through a television screen. Your appointment will take place in a private room and all information is treated with strict privacy guidelines.

Your Telemedicine Coordinator has several diagnostic tools that will assist your specialist during the appointment. These include an electronic stethoscope with Bluetooth capabilities and a hand held zoom camera.

How do I get a Telemedicine appointment?

Ask your health care provider if Telemedicine is right for you.  Telemedicine is useful for many appointments, but we may not be able to use it for all your visits. Referrals to OTN can be made by your Family Physician. OTN will then contact you directly with your appointment date and time.

For more information about Telemedicine please access the OTN website at otn.ca

Contact Us

Telemedicine Coordinator
Atikokan General Hospital
120 Dorothy Street
Atikokan, Ontario P0T 1C0

T: (807) 597-4215 Ext 362
F: (807) 597-1210
E: Sampsons@aghospital.on.ca