Quality and accessible healthcare and social services are an attractive feature about Marathon. Our healthcare facilities, progressive health-related services and programs provide excellent care to benefit the many residents of Marathon and its surrounding communities.

For more information about social services in Marathon, please visit the Social Services section.

Healthcare Facilities and Services

North of Superior Healthcare Group - Wilson Memorial General Hospital site

Wilson Memorial General Hospital is an acute and complex continuing care hospital which services Marathon and the surrounding area and employs approximately 80 people at 26 Peninsula Road, phone: 807-229-1740. The facility has 22 beds and services offered include:

  • Maternity and pediatrics
  • Emergency
  • Tele-medicine and consultation
  • Laboratory
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Physiotherapy
  • Diabetes education and nutrition
  • Chemotherapy
  • Assisted Living Program
  • Community Programs (Meals on Wheels, Seniors Van, Seniors Day Away, Hospice Palliative Care)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cataract Surgery

Marathon Family Health Team

Marathon Family Health Team is a full service family medical clinic with nine Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, two Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurse, Social Worker, Registered Dietitian, Community Health Promotions Coordinator, Internet Technologist, two Health Care Assistants, epidemiologist, Executive Director, and nine support staff.

The clinic is located at 22 Peninsula Road. Telephone: 807-229-3243. A wide and diverse range of medical and health services are performed at MFHT. We are pleased to provide quality healthcare to the community of Marathon, Biigtigong First Nation and Pic Mobert First Nation. In 2009, the health team was awarded the OCFP Rural Family Health Team of the year. In 2012, Marathon Family Health Team's associate physician, Dr. Eli Orrantia, was awarded the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Preceptor of the year. In 2013, Marathon Family Health Team Associate Physician, Dr. Sarah Newbery, was one of ten physicians across the country named “Family Physician of the Year” by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.”

Dental

Ontario Street Dental Clinic – 2 Ontario Street (Superior Place Mall), phone: 807-229-9267

Marathon Dental Clinic – 20 Peninsula Road, phone: 807-229-0144

Chiropractic and Massage Therapy

Souckey Chiropractor Plus – 2 Ontario Street (Superior Place Mall), phone: 807-229-2762

Jennifer Bott BSC, RMT – 26 Peninsula Road, phone: 807-229-8017

Amber Chenier RMT – 2 Hemlo Drive (Marathon Centre Mall), phone: 807-228-2695

Optometrist

Dr. Cory McKiel operates a full service optometrist office at 2 Hemlo Drive (Marathon Centre Mall), phone: 807-229-9595

Emergency Medical Services

Superior North Emergency Medical Service operates a base in Marathon and has 6 paramedics on staff.

District Health Unit

A branch office of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is also located in Marathon at 22 Peninsula Road, phone: 807-229-1820. In response to the health needs of the community, the Health Unit provides health information and prevention-related clinical services to people of all ages, advocates for healthy public policy, protects citizens by investigating reportable diseases (e.g., H1N1 flu virus), and upholds regulations that apply to public health.

Pic River Holistic Healing Centre

The Biidaaban Healing Lodge offers a combination of modern medicine and traditional native healing.

Transportation to Medical Appointments

For seniors living in Marathon, the Seniors' Services Van is available to take you to appointments in town.

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