In the Northwest Territories, there is a free public health plan for all its residents. To obtain your health insurance card.

There are a large number of clinics, a territorial hospital in Yellowknife and a regional hospital in Inuvik. Know that it is mandatory for governments and medical and health authorities to offer services in French. The Government of the NWT has thus set up an interpretation service to assist Francophone clients to be served in French when they present themselves at the hospital or at a clinic. Thus, it is your right to request the services of a French-speaking interpreter when you are passing through one of these medical service points. An interpreter will be called on the premises to help you communicate with the doctor or others. For more information, contact:

For any additional information, communicate in French with:

TNO Health Network in French
Telephone: (867)920-2919 / ext. 261
Coordination of health services in French 
Tel. 867-669-4300
Stanton Territorial Hospital
PO Box 10
550 Byrne Rd.
Yellowknife NT X1A 2N1
Tel. : 867-669-4111

Emergency  – Tel. : 867-669-4100 / Fax: 867-669-4171
Long term care  – Tel.  867-669-4189 / Fax: 867-669-4131
Medical Social Worker  – Tel.  :  867-669-4116/ Fax: 867-669-4128
Travel service for medical reasons  – Tel.
24 Hour Crisis Line: 867-669-4115 / Fax:  867-669-4157

Medical Travel: Assistance in planning medical travel for eligible NWT residents. 24-hour medical evacuation authorization and in-flight medical team. Liaison between Yellowknife and the Northern Health Services Network and linkages between health facilities in the NWT, the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut and Edmonton, Alberta.

Psychiatric Unit – Inpatient Services Only
Tel. :  867-669-4140  Fax:  867-669-4138

You will find  one of the hospitals, clinics and other services that you will find in the main municipalities of Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith.

NWT Hospitals and Medical Clinics

List for the 4 main communities of the NWT: Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River, Fort Smith.

Here are the 2 hospitals in the NWT and a non-exhaustive list of clinics that you will find in the main municipalities. For any additional information, communicate in French with:


Stanton Territorial Hospital 
PO Box 10,
550 Byrne Road
Yellowknife NT X1A 2N1
Phone: (867) 669-4111
Fax: (867) 669-4128
Inuvik Regional Hospital 
Mailbag 2
Inuvik NT X0E 0T0
Telephone: (867)777-8143
Fax: (867)777-8054

NWT Medical Clinics

Center for Northern Families 
5610 Franklin Avenue (50th Avenue)
Yellowknife NT
Phone: (867) 873-2566
Note: Walk-in clinic TUESDAYS 10am-3pm.

Medical Clinic 
38A Woodland Drive
Hay River NT X0E 0R8
Phone: (867) 874-7190
Fax: (867) 874-7189

Fort Smith Home Care and Fort Smith Health Center 
PO Box 1080
Fort Smith NT X0E 0P0
Phone: (867) 872-6204 or 1-800-661-0830
Fax: (867) 872-6275
Note: Home Nursing and homemakers, equipment loan, seniors wellness, foot care clinic, palliative care, volunteer coordination.