Health Services

Community Overview

Profile: Whitefish Lake/Goodfish Lake is located North East of Edmonton, Alberta. It is centrally located between Lac La Biche, St. Paul and Smoky Lake. Our total population of Whitefish Lake (Goodfish Lake) is currently 2000 members On-Reserve

Vision: To provide quality health education & services to individuals, families and the membership while maintaining and protecting our Medicine Chest Clause of Treaty 6.

Mission: To educate and create awareness of First Nations’ health through a care model that includes prevention (awareness and education; intervention; assessments, referrals and counselling) and support in order to assist with the health of our members in our First Nation.

Community Based Programs as Funded by First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

1. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

-AHSOR (Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve)
-Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program
- Community Health Representative
-Building Healthy Communities – Mental Health
-Building Healthy Communities – Solvent Abuse
- Brighter Futures
-National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention (NAYSP)
- Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI)
-Substance Abuse
-Community Intervention Work

2. Public Health Protection

-- Environmental Health
-Blood Borne Disease and Sexually Transmitted Infections
-Public Health Nursing - Clerk
- Communicable Disease Emergency (CDE)

3. Primary Care

--First nation & Inuit Home and Community Care

4. Supplementary Health Benefits

-Non-Insured Health Benefits Program – Medical Transportation

5. Health System Capacity

--Operations and Maintenance
--Health Management

    Goodfish Lake Health Centre

Goodfish Lake Health Center Governance Authority: Chief and Council

Goodfish Lake Health Centre Delegated Authority: Director of Health - Georgina Halfe

Mailing Address: Goodfish Lake Health Centre Box 272, Goodfish Lake, AB T0A 1R0

Phone Number and Fax: 780-636-3638/780-6363457

Email Address

Health Center Staff

Name Title Phone Cell Email
Georgina Halfe Health Director 780-636-3638 & 780-636-3457
Lisa Shirt Assistant Health Director
Felicia Jackson Finance Assistant
Trudy Young Nurse in Charge
Myrna Stanley Licensed Practical Nurse
Marilyn LaRose Health Care Aid
Roberta Jackson Health Care Aid
Inez Jackson Community Health Representative
Ursula Houle Community Health Representative
Patsy Houle Medical Transportation Manager
Francis Morin Medical Transportation Driver
Lloyd Jackson Medical Transportation Driver
Brooklynn Halfe Receptionist
Jenna Favel Receptionist for Home Care
Irene Houle Custodian
James Jackson Custodian
Debbie Steinhauer NNADAP Councillor
Amy Houle NNADAP Councillor
Rochelle Houle NNADAP Councillor
Velma Memnook Community Intervention Worker
Gail Poitras Dental Therapist
Jennifer Jackson COHI Aide
Bernadette Koluk IRS (Indian Residential School) Coordinator
Melva Steinhauer Head Start Coordinator

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Payday Friday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Contact Number 780-636-3638
Fax Number 780-636-3457 (fax)

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