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.

The Paqtnkek Health Centre has its own Facebook page which you can follow here.

Paqtnkek Health Centre
128 Sagamaw Road
Afton, Antigonish Co.

Tel: (902) 386-2048
Fax: (902) 386-2828

Health Care Services

Juliana Julian Community Health Representative/ Health Director

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.


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

Kathleen Denny
Community Wellness Coordinator
Tel: (902) 386-2763

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    PRENATAL TODAY AT 4PM AT THE PAQTNKEK HEALTH CENTRE!!! TODAY AGENDA IS CARSEAT SAFETY AND THE MENU IS MINI MEATLOAF WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS!!! please make sure you attend all 6 prenatals in order to recieve a carseat!!!!

    AGA for FEB 21,2017 has been postponed due to the loss of a community member and our staff member. We will repost notice. Administration

    Due to a loss to one of community member and a band staff. Community meeting for February 21, 2017 is postponed. We will repost meeting once we know the date. Administration.

    Due to Family Day there will not be elders meals provided on Monday February 20, 2017. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Please share and let elders without Facebook know.

    Paqtnkek Tobacco Shop will be open Monday, February 20, 2017 Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Please Share :)

    Tomorrow Saturday February 18 is free FAMILY swim at the Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre from 1pm to 3pm. The Paqtnkek Health Center will be providing pizza following the swim for Paqtnkek community members in the conference room at the Millennium Centre. Our apologies but due to the lack of community members requiring a ride to swim we will NOT be offering the bus to transport community members to swim. We would ask that community members offer their neighbors, friends and family a ride into swim if they are going. Thank you