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About UsKnowledgeable, dedicated and collaborative

Ottawa Baffin Nunavut Health Services (OBNHS) is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates specialist and tertiary health care for residents of the Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region of Nunavut referred to Ottawa for treatment.

SERVICESOffering efficiency and continuity of care

With a track record of 20 years of success, our team has the experience and knowledge to overcome any challenge. Thanks to our dedicated staff, we have enduring relationships with medical organizations in both the North and South.

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Our interpreters are available 24hrs a day 7 days a week to provide translation services to our patients. Please contact our scheduling coordinator at 613-523-7822 ext 114 between 0800hrs-1600hrs. If you require an interpreter after hours please contact the on-call case manager at (613) 364-5184 and an interpreter will be arranged.


Travel Coordination

OHSNI/OBNHS is responsible for booking all medical appointments for residents of the Baffin/ Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut. Our team ensures that the Medical Travel staff in Iqaluit and Communities are aware of the appointments so that the appropriate travel arrangements are made for the patient.


Medical Records Coordination

OHSNI/OBNHS ensures all of the medical records are sent to the local Community Health Center and the Qikiqtani General hospital in a timely manner once a patient is discharged from Ottawa. This ensures the patient receives a continuum of care when they return home.


Specialty Clinics

OHSNI/OBNHS works with specialists in Ottawa to create week long clinics throughout the year that are run at the Qikiqtani General hospital in Iqaluit. This allows patients to see and receive care from specialists closer to home in a timely manner. A specialty clinic coordinator works with the physicians, RN’s and technicians in Ottawa and coordinates with the specialty clinic staff in Iqaluit to ensure travel and timing is coordinated.


Staff DirectoryLet’s connect

View our staff directory to get contact details for every staff member at OBNHS.

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ResourcesGet the knowledge

Our resource library houses all our annual reports, forms, and helpful links.

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Latest Resource:

Annual Report 2016-2017