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 on this site.
Healthcare Facilities and Services
Wilson Memorial General Hospital is an acute and chronic care hospital which services Marathon and the surrounding area and employs approximately 150 people at 26 Peninsula Road, phone: 807-229-1740. The facility has approximately 25 beds and services offered include:
- Family medicine
- Maternity and pediatrics
- Tele-medicine and consultation
- Occupational therapy
- Clinical nutrition
- Diabetes education
Marathon Family Health Team is a full service family medical clinic with nine physicians, 2 RNs, 2 RPNs, a social worker, and a epidemiologist on staff at their clinic at 22 Peninsula Road, phone: 807-229-3243. A wide and diverse range of medical and health services performed at MFHT. We are pleased to provide the best healthcare possible to all our patients. In 2013, Marathon’s Dr. Sarah Newbery was one of ten physicians across the country named “Family Doctor of the Year” by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Three dental offices operate in Marathon, as well as a chiropractic clinic.
- Ontario Street Dental Clinic – 2 Ontario Street (Superior Place Mall), phone: 807-229-9267
- Marathon Dental Clinic – 20 Peninsula Road, phone: 807-229-0144
- Souckey Chiropractor Plus – 2 Ontario Street (Superior Place Mall), phone: 807-229-2762
Visiting specialists to Marathon offer services in opthamology, orthopedics, and audiology.
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
A healing centre offering a combination of modern medicine and traditional native healing.
Two massage therapists are currently available in Marathon:
- Jennifer Bott BSC, RMT – 26 Peninsula Road, phone: 807-229-8017
- Amber Chenier RMT – 2 Hemlo Drive (Marathon Centre Mall), phone: 807-228-2695
Transportation to Medical Appointments
For seniors living in Marathon, the Seniors’ Services Van is available to take you to appointments in town – for more information, see the Seniors’ Services section of this website.