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Health Services


The City of Kenora is a partner in the Kenora Area Health Care Working Group, along with community volunteers, members of Council from Kenora and Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls; Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig Health Access Centre; Kenora Chiefs Advisory; Lake of the Woods Development Commission; Northwestern Health Unit; The Family Health Team; Lake of the Woods District Hospital; Kenora District Services Board.

The Kenora Area Health Care Working Group has three priorities: patient mobility, health care professional recruitment and retention, and long-term planning for health care service delivery.


Lake of the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities. As the leading medical facility in the Lake of the Woods area, this district hospital treats about 30,000 people per year. Lake of the Woods District Hospital is fully accredited hospital under the national standards of the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation.  It is the Northwestern Ontario’s largest hospital outside of Thunder Bay.

Originally founded in 1897 as Rat Portage Jubilee Hospital, this medical facility has witnessed change of many kinds including a name change to Kenora General Hospital and another in May 1968 when St. Joseph’s Hospital and Kenora General Hospital amalgamated to form Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

According to the official hospital website, the Hospital’s core programs include “emergency and ambulatory care, chronic care, mental health, maternal and child health, and acute care services which include general medicine, intensive care and surgical services. It also manages a broad range of services including dialysis, chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging, mammography, ultrasound, addiction counselling and detoxification, a sexual assault centre, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, ambulance (land and dedicated air), palliative care and various education programs.”

Lake of the Woods District Hospital
21 Sylvan Street
Kenora ON P9N 3W7
Phone: 807-468-9861

More information

There are many other resources available through this website for information on many of the health-related programs and services you may need to access.

If you are not currently listed with a medical doctor or nurse practitioner, you can see which medical professionals in our area are accepting new patients through

Health Care Connect Find A Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.

Health Centres & Medical Clinics