About Rainy River Health Centre



Due to a main sprinkler break on Janurary 3, 2019, Rainy River's emergency department has been temporatily relocated to the acute inpatient rooms which are located adjacent to the main registration area.

Rainy River’s emergency department remains open. However, is temporarily unable to admit acute patients. 

Riverside will accommodate all admissions and patient transfers to our Emo Health Centre and Fort Frances La Verendrye General Hospital locations. 

Extent of the damage is currently being assessed but we do expect the primary treatment and observation areas to remain closed for restoration and repairs for a minimum of 3 months.

We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and thank everyone for your patience while we make the necessary corrective modifications to the Rainy River Health Centre.


115 Fourth St.
Rainy River, ON P0W 1L0
(807) 274-3261 ext. 6500

Visiting Hours

11:00am - 8:00pm
In order to ensure a restful atmosphere, family and friends are asked to limit the number of visitors to two at a time.


Is not available to visitors.

Other Information

The Rainy River Health Centre has 3 Acute care beds for medical conditions such as respiratory problems, diabetes and its complications, strokes and GI problems are a few of the most common diagnosis. We have a 24 hour emergency department with a physician on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our X-ray department is open 1:30pm to 5:00pm Monday to Friday with on-call staff on weekends.

We have 21 Long Term Care beds. The LTC component has 13 private rooms and 4 double rooms. The Multidisciplinary Team is made up of Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides, Administrative Staff and Support Staff of Housekeeping, Dietary and Maintenance. 

To apply for these beds and to determine your eligibility you must contact the North West Community Care Access Centre at:
110 Victoria Avenue
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2B7
(807) 274-8561
Fax: (807) 274-0844

A Dietician visits bi-monthly and Diabetic Educators visit weekly. A community counsellor is available Monday to Friday. The Community Care Access Centre has an office in the facility as well.

The Rainy River Medical Clinic is attached to the facility as well as Home Support Office, which provides Meals on Wheels and Loan Cupboard.