Health Services in the Yellowknife Region

Regional Health Services


NOTE: Frame Lake Community Health Clinic and services from Yellowknife Primary Care Centre have moving to the Łıwegǫ̀atì Building. Click here for more information.

NOTE: Outpatient laboratory and diagnostic imaging located at downtown Yellowknife Primary Care Centre remains closed until further notice. 


Yellowknife Health and Social Services operates two clinics in Yellowknife, and one health centre in both Fort Resolution and Lutsel K’e. At these clinics and health centres Yellowknife Health and Social Services offers a broad range of services which may include:

  • Health promotion, including:
    • Healthy lifestyle promotion
    • Maternal health
    • Reproductive and child care; and
    • Community development.
  • Health protection and preventative, including:
    • Screening    
    • Intervention disease control
    • Prevention of injury
    • Prevention of chronic diseases and addictions
    • Hearing and vision; and
    • Early intervention.
  • Acute, diagnostic and laboratory services.
  • Continuing care, including:
    • Palliative care
    • Long-term care.
  • Community Mental Health and Adults Services
  • Diabetes Education Program
  • Yellowknife Health Services
    • Yellowknife Primary Care Centre
    • Frame Lake Community Health Clinic
  • Fort Resolution Health Services
  • Lutsel K’e Health Services

Yellowknife Health Services

Services are delivered at two clinic sites in Yellowknife. 

  • Most scheduled appointments after May 30th, 2024 will be located at the Łıwegǫ̀atì Building. 
  • If you book a same-day appointment, you will be told where your appointment will be. It could be at Łıwegǫ̀atì Building or Yellowknife Primary Care Centre. 
  • The majority of appointments for the diabetes clinic and tobacco cessation educator will remain at Yellowknife Primary Care Centre (YPCC).

Appointments can be made at by calling (867) 767-9294. Please note that there may be a delay in speaking to a program assistant if the call volume is high. A broad range of practitioners including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, counsellors, dietitians and more, are available to meet many of your healthcare needs.

Services may include:

  • Health promotion, including healthy lifestyle promotion, maternal health, reproductive and child care and community development.
  • Health protection and preventative services, including screening, intervention disease control, prevention of injury, prevention of chronic diseases and addictions, hearing and vision, early intervention.
  • Continuing care, including palliative care and long-term care.
  • Community Mental Health and Adults Services
  • Diabetes Program
  • Acute, diagnostic and laboratory services.

Łıwegǫ̀atì Building

550 Byrne Rd
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N1

Phone: (867) 767-9400

Services provided at the Łıwegǫ̀atì Building include: 

  • Primary Care services
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Audiology
    • Speech Language Pathology
    • Occupational Therapy (Pediatrics)
    • Child Development Team

Yellowknife Primary Care Centre 

YK Centre East
4915-48th Street

Phone: (867) 767-9294
Fax: (867) 920-7711

Services provided at the Yellowknife Primary Care Centre include:

  • Same-Day Services
  • Diabetes Program
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Public Health - STI Program
  • Community Mental Health and Adult Services
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Lab Services - Currently closed for renovations

For the comfort of clients and staff, our buildings are scent-free. We ask you to use scent-free products when you come to a clinic.  

Same Day Services

The Yellowknife Primary Care Centre and the Łıwegǫ̀atì Building currently offer same-day appointments.

The clinic hours are:

  • Monday to Friday:  8:05am to 12:00pm and 4:30pm to 9:00pm
    • Last appointment at 8:15 pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am to 4:00pm
    • Last appointment at 3:30 pm
  • Sundays and Statutory Holidays: Closed

Clinic phone lines are open from:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:05am to 8:25pm
  • Saturdays: 8:35am to 4:00pm

Same day appointments can be booked over the phone while the clinic phone lines are open. Each day we have a limited number of same-day appointments available. Patients are encouraged to call the clinic early in the day to secure an appointment.

Frame Lake Community Health Clinic

NOTE: Frame Lake Community Health Clinic is closed. 

    Fort Resolution Health Services

    Community Health Centre

    Phone: (867) 394-4511
     
    One nurse practitioner, one community health nurse, a Community Health Representative and a clerk interpreter provide the following services at the health centre.

    Nurse Practitioner and Community Health Nurse:

    • Emergency, acute and diagnostic services
    • After hours emergency on call coverage
    • Monday to Friday clinic appointments
    • Public health programs: TB surveillance, Well Woman, Well Man, Well Child, immunization, chronic illness, pre and postnatal, sexual health, child developmental screening and assessment
    • Continuing care including palliative care and referral to home support services
    • Addictions referrals and medical assessments:

    Community Health Representative:

    • Prenatal
    • School
    • Environmental health
    • Health promotion – for example – active living, tobacco awareness and cessation

    Visiting specialist services:

    • Bi-weekly physician visits
    • Eye team
    • Dental team
    • Environmental Health Officer
    • Community Dietitian
    • Diabetes Education Program
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physiotherapist

    Home and Community Care and Our Great Elders Facility

    Phone: (867) 394-5010

    Services:

    • Home nursing care services
    • Home support – personal care, activities of daily living, meal planning
    • Foot care
    • Elders lunch program
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Assessments and referrals to Long Term Care

    Lutsel K'e Health Services

    Community Health Centre Services

    Mailing Address:
    Lutselk’e Health Centre
    Box 56
    Lutselk’e, NT, X0E 1A0

    Contact:
    Phone: (867) 370-3111
    Fax: (867) 370-3022

    Two community health nurses, a community health representative and a clerk interpreter provide the following services at the health centre:

    Community health nurses:

    • Emergency, acute and diagnostic services
    • After hours emergency on call
    • Monday to Friday clinic appointments
    • Public health programs: TB surveillance, Well Woman, Well Man, Well Child, immunization, chronic illness, pre and post natal, sexual health, child developmental screening and assessment
    • Addictions referrals and medical assessments

    Community Health Representative:

    • Prenatal
    • School
    • Environmental health
    • Health promotion – for example – active living, tobacco awareness and cessation

     Visiting specialist services:

    • Physician visits
    • Eye team
    • Dental team
    • Environmental Health Officer
    • Community Dietitian
    • Diabetes Education Program
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physiotherapist

    Continuing Care:

    • Elders meal program
    • Referrals to Long term Care
    • Palliative Care as needed