Thunder Bay Clinic
North Western Region
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is dedicated to the identification and prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries. The first OHCOW Clinic opened in Hamilton in 1989. There are now seven Clinics in Ontario funded by the Ministry of Labour (MOL). Each Clinic has an Executive Director and is staffed by a dedicated inter-disciplinary team of occupational specialists.
Prior to 2010, the Northwestern area was within Sudbury's catchment area; however, it soon became evident that the need existed for a separate clinic for Northwestern Ontario. The Thunder Bay OHCOW Clinic was opened in June of 2010 and began as a satellite clinic of OHCOW Sudbury. The Thunder Bay OHCOW clinic is no longer classified as a satellite clinic and is now managed by Toronto’s Executive Director. The Clinic is staffed with a Client Service Coordinator, an Occupational Ergonomist and a visiting Occupational Physician.
Thunder Bay's catchment area includes communities to the west (Atikokan, Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout) and to the east (Geraldton, Marathon, Nipigon, Schreiber, Terrace Bay, and White River).
Major employment sectors are in natural resource based industries such as mining, forestry, energy and tourism. We partner with workers, employers, unions, and advocates. We provide the expertise to assist in the identification and elimination of occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplaces of our catchment area
1151 Barton Street. Suite 103B
Leslie Piekarz, M.L.I.S.
Dwayne Fuchs, R.Kin.
Client Service Coordinator
Occupational Health Physician
Dr. Ron House, Medical Consultant