Men and women, ages 50 years and over, should complete a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) every 2 years if they have no family history of colorectal cancer.
Only 25.1% of eligible men and women complete their FOBT kits in Northwestern Ontario.
Talk to your friends and family about the importance of screening.
The general information about Thunder Bay provided on this page is meant only as a guide to help make finding accommodations, restaurants, and other city services easier for you.
For more information about your tests, treatments, and procedures, please contact the office of the doctor or program who booked your appointment.
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
If you ever have questions, you can get directions from one of our friendly volunteers at the Information Desk, across and to the right from the main doors.
Travelling to Thunder Bay for treatment can be difficult, especially if you have never been to Thunder Bay before. The information provided on this page is meant to help you find some of the basic services you’ll need including accommodations and restaurants.
Your doctor or specialist at the Health Sciences Centre will give you the details of your appointment. If you have several appointments on different days, it may be possible to book all appointments on one day. Contact your primary care provider’s office to find out (the further ahead you can arrange this, the better).
Please bring all appointment forms with you to your appointment. If you need help finding where your appointment is at the Health Sciences Centre, you can give these forms to Admitting or the Information Desk and they will help you find the way.
Below are some links to the City of Thunder Bay website regarding accommodations and transportation in Thunder Bay.
The Airlane Hotel offers patients and their families staying in Thunder Bay a special rate:
More accommodations can be found here: http://www.thunderbay.ca/visiting/accommodations.htm
The Northern Health Travel Grant helps pay some of the travel-related expenses for those who need to travel 100 km or more to receive specific medical services. You can find out more about this program at:
People travelling from remote First Nation communities often have additional needs and concerns. We have developed a separate information page to cover these, which you can find here:
Information for Indigenous Patients, Families, and Communities