Health Centre

The Paqtnkek Health Centre opened in 2008. This $1.3M multi-purpose facility delivers more than health programs to the community. There is a board room available for booking that can be divided into two areas for meetings, classrooms and private functions. The board room comfortably seats up to thirty people. When divided into two spaces, each room can accommodate up to fifteen people privately. Polycom videoconferencing and wireless internet are on site along with a projection screen for laptop presentations to help promote any organizations’ message clearly.

On site kitchen facilities are another prime feature of the facility. Catering services can be booked as well and easily provided on site. Contact Juliana Julian or Patricia Prosper to book a space for your next function.

Healthcare Services

A variety of community health promotion, education and prevention programming are successfully delivered to the community at this bright, culturally distinct, inviting building Monday through Friday.

Dr. Steeves, a family practice physician is available the second Tuesday of each month to anyone who wishes to access health care and a pediatrician cares for the youngest patients on a referral basis. Dr. Sajiev, Dental Therapist, offers appointments for dental services three days per week. A registered nurse is on site Monday through Friday providing immunizations, home health care and pre-natal instruction to anyone in need.

Additional professional service personnel visit the Paqtnkek Health Centre regularly offering services such as foot care, clinical therapy and even acupuncture. Community members have access to legal support personnel, social and family support workers and a field worker from the Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling Association is available to deliver services.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 10am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 5pm to 8pm

Helpful Links

Contact Information

  • Community Health / Home Care Nurse
    Phone: (902) 386-5705

  • Community Wellness Coordinator
    Phone: (902) 386-2763

  • Phone: (902) 386-2048
  • Fax: (902) 386-2828
  • Paqtnkek Health Centre
    128 Sagamaw Road
    Afton, Antigonish Co. NS
    BOH 1A0

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Please be advised that the Band office and Health centre will be closing at 1:00 today due to impending coming weather.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause

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Paqtnkek will be hosting our Mawio’mi April 13th and 14th. All are welcome attend!

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Paqtnkek will be hosting our Mawio’mi April 13th and 14th. All are welcome attend! 

We are looking forward to having you celebrate with us.

Buddy Young, Cultural Support worker with the Union of NS Mi'kmaw will be at the Elders Center starting at 12noon until 6pm - He can assist community members with accessing trauma supports. Also, Todd Vasello is available to meet with community members one on one.
Snacks and refreshments will be available.
We will doing a community smudge - drop by and smudge, have a cup of coffe/tea and a bite to eat.
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Buddy Young, Cultural Support worker with the Union of NS Mikmaw will be at the Elders Center starting at 12noon until 6pm - He can assist community members with accessing trauma supports.  Also, Todd Vasello is available to meet with community members one on one.  
Snacks and refreshments will be available.  
We will doing a community smudge - drop by and smudge, have a cup of coffe/tea and a bite to eat.

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