August 20, 2021

UPDATED August 26 to reflect extended reduced services in Yellowknife.


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August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021 - Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak situation, all Long Term Care facilities in Yellowknife, Norman Wells and Behchoko will close their facilities to visitors as per outbreak guidelines.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

August 17, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (August 17, 2021) - Testing capacity is being triaged to ensure it is best used to manage the current COVID-19 outbreak, limit spread, and ensure individuals are released from isolation. At this time testing is being offered to the following groups:

August 12, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (August 12, 2021) Between now and end of September 2021 the NWT health and social services system may experience reduced staffing capacity.

July 20, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (July 22, 2021) – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority is pleased to welcome two new additions to the Family Medicine Residency Program in Yellowknife. 

July 16, 2021

FORT SMITH (July 16, 2021) Due to uncontrollable circumstances, the Fort Smith Health Centre is expecting a shortage of healthcare service practitioners for the remainder of July and into August.

July 12, 2021

(Yellowknife) July 13, 2021 -  Residents living in communities that do not have weekly vaccination clinics in place like Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik and Yellowknife can now register for a COVID-19 vaccination by submitting their information through the COVID-19 Vaccination Requ

June 14, 2021

Please find the updated Medical Travel info for Fort Simpson below. Please ensure you are using the below information when contacting Fort Simpson Medical Travel.

June 14, 2021

Yellowknife (June 14, 2021) -  On behalf of the Leadership Council of NTHSSA, I want to advise all staff about the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. I am pleased to announce that Mrs.

June 4, 2021

NTHSSA will be delivering vaccine clinics for 12-17 year olds in Yellowknife schools on Monday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 8th. A letter has gone to parents to inform on process and consent requirements.

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