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The Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region provides service to over 23,500 residents in the north-east area of Saskatchewan. Geographically, it is the largest Saskatchewan health region, covering nearly 25% of the entire province. We celebrate the rich northern heritage of the communities located among the lakes, rivers and forests of the Pre Cambrian Shield. Diversity is our strength and we have engaged in many partnerships to realize our mission of working together in wellness to promote, enhance and maintain quality of life.

What's New?

Easter Hours

The Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region facilities in Creighton, La Ronge, Sandy Bay, Pinehouse and Weyakwin will be operating on a holiday schedule on Friday, April 18, 2014 and Monday, April 21, 2014.  Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Services that are normally provided on holidays and weekends will continue as usual.

Prenatal classes are on now!

For more information, please click here.

Before you visit a health care facility...

  visiting a health care facility

Health care information for visitors to Canada

Welcome to Northern Saskatchewan!  We hope you enjoy your experience here. Take advantage of the natural beauty and local hospitality. We also encourage you to be safe in all your activities.

If you need medical assistance while you are here, there are a few things you should know about how to access services and what charges apply if you do not have health coverage from any province in Canada.

For a printable version of a pamphlet with this information, click here.


 Fluoride varnish drop-in clinics

ALL preschool children and prenatal women:
Every Tuesday - No appointment necessary
La Ronge Health Centre
Public Health – Upper Level
What is Fluoride Varnish? Click here.


Found a discarded needle?

Discarded needles can cause injury and spread disease.  Pick up and dispose of needles safely.  Click here for more information.

 New number for HealthLine - 811






The Government of Saskatchewan is making access to 24/7 health advice easier by changing the province's HealthLine number to 811.  To read more, click here.  Please note that the old toll-free number will continue to work for at least two more years.

Assets in Action 

The Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region is part of an inter-agency initiative promoting the 40 Developmental Assets, positive experiences and qualities that all of us have the power to bring into the lives of children and youth.  Check this page for a selection of 150 Ways To Show Kids You Care, published by Search Institute.

146. Talk directly together.          
147. Be spontaneous.               
148. Expect their best; don't expect perfection.         
149. Empower them to help and be themselves.

150. Love them, no matter what.     

Nursing in Saskatchewan - Resources for Nurses

A new web portal http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/nursing has been created to connect nurses in Saskatchewan and the public to information as we focus on providing quality patient- and family-centred care in Saskatchewan.



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We want to hear from you - your comments, concerns, compliments and complaints.

To find out more click here or contact our Quality of Care Coordinator.

Our Ethics Committee is available to respond to any ethical concerns you may have. To find out more click here to view our brochure or to request a consultation contact our Quality of Care Coordinator.

RHA Board Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Mamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in La Ronge.


Learn more about HIV and AIDS.  Below are articles that are part of an education series appearing in The Northerner newspaper.

HIV and AIDS: The Basics

HIV and AIDS:  Dispelling the Myths

HIV, Needles and Drug Use

Smokers' Helpline:   1-877-513-5333

Problem Gambling Help Line:  1-800-306-6789

Brochure:  Health Care Safety: Our Priority; Your Role

The Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region staff work together with you to ensure safe health care.  For a printable pdf version of our brochure, click here

Recognition Awards


The purpose of this Northern Healthy Communities Partnership initiative is to give a pat on the back to people or organizations, anywhere in Northern Saskatchewan, who deserve a little recognition, and would otherwise never be recognized for their contributions to healthier communities or for the positive changes they have made in their own lives. 

Anyone can submit a nomination.  Examples are endless; the key is positive change towards healthy lifestyles -- active living, healthier eating, promotion of mental well-being and prevention of substance abuse activities.  Click here for a copy of the nomination form.

Protecting Your Privacy: Click here for more information
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