About Us

The Community Health Program in Oneida provides a range of public health programs and services that evolves around health promotion, illness and injury prevention, and health maintenance. The Community Health Program is delivered by Registered Nurses with certification in Community Health Nursing, and Community Health Representatives, who hold a diploma in Native Community Care with Counseling and Program Development.

Community Health Nurses and Community Health Representatives work as a team to provide programs and services such as: immunization; communicable/infectious disease control and surveillance, prenatal education, environmental health services (drinking water testing, assist with environmental health inspections); foot-care assessments; blood pressure/blood sugar screening; preschool assessments; first aide; referrals; home visits; counseling; health workshops; emergency preparedness and disaster planning; advocacy; rabies program; non-insured health benefit inquiries(i.e. dental, vision, medication, equipment) collaborates and partners with other community based programs and external health care providers.

Health Care Programs and Services

Home & Community Care

Our comprehensive home and community care services respect Iroquois traditional, holistic and contemporary approaches to healing and wellness.

Aging at Home Program

The Aging At Home Program provides safe and effective support to seniors age 55+. The Aging at Home Program allows seniors to live independently in their own homes and community.

Long Term Care

The Long Term Care Program is coordinated by the Home Care Program to provide service to individuals (adults and seniors) with a chronic illness and/or disabilities.

Mental Health

The Mental Health Program is a community-based program, providing a range of mental health programs and services that address mental health promotion and education, and counseling support.

Medical Transportation

Oneida Nation Medical Transportation Services program offers eligible Oneida clients non-emergency medical transportation services assistance.

Nutrition Services

The goal of the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative is to reduce type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal people by supporting health promotion and primary prevention activities and services.

Band Representative

Band Representatives provide a strong advocacy role on behalf of child welfare clients involved with Children’s Aid Society in order to ensure that they understand their rights and that their right are respected.


The goal of the NNADAP program is to reduce the high levels of alcohol, drug and other substance abuse by increasing awareness and understanding among community members


Health Canada provides eligible First Nations people and Inuit with medically necessary health-related goods and services when they are not covered through private insurance plans or provincial/territorial health and social programs.

Maternal Child Health Promotion

The goal of the program is to improve health outcomes for pregnant First Nations women and families with infants and young children who live on reserve.

Youth Prevention Program

The Youth Prevention Program (YPP) provides positive programming and activities for our youth and is aimed at enhancing cultural awareness.

Ida Cornelius

Health Administrator

Christi Poulette

RN, Nurse-in-Charge

Lynnette Cornelius

RN, Community Health Nurse

Deborah Hill

Community Health Representative

Elfreda Ireland


Elizabeth Antone

Health Reception-Clerk

Oneida Health Services

Oneida Health Centre
2213 Elm Avenue
Southwold, Ontario
N0L 2G0
Tel:  (519) 652-0500
Fax: (519) 652-0504