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Quality of LifeHealth Services

Situated within the township is Bingham Memorial Hospital, which provides emergency care, eleven active care beds, a palliative care facility along with six chronic and twenty extended care beds provided via a related facility, the Rosedale Center. The hospital also provides for administration of chemotherapy, video consultation with specialists via the North Network and hosts visiting specialists in obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, urology, orthopedic and gastroenterology. A tertiary care hospital is located in Timmins. The hospital also contains a satellite office of the Porcupine Health Unit. Two excellent doctors provide a wide variety of medical services to the population. Land ambulances staffed by paramedics are on site. Air ambulance services are available when needed. The hospital has on-site laboratory, radiology and physiotherapy departments.

Protective Services




Emergency Phone Number: 911


The Township of Black River-Matheson offers the following emergency service providers:

  • Police
  • Ambulance services
  • Fire department.


Matheson Fire Department
422 Sixth Avenue
Matheson, ON
P0K 1N0
Phone: 705-273-2106 or 911


Ramore Fire Department
1138 Highway 572
Ramore, ON
P0K 1R0
Phone: 705-236-4056 or 911



Val Gagne Fire Department
532 Rue Principale
Val Gagne, ON
P0K 1W0
Phone: 911


Ontario Provincial Police
392 Railway Street
Matheson, ON
P0K 1N0


Black River-Matheson Ambulance Emergency
8th Avenue
Matheson, ON
P0K 1N0
Phone: 705-273-4357 or 911

Emergency Medical Services
Ambulance Services
c/o Bingham Memorial Hospital
507 Eighth Avenue
P. O. Box 70
Matheson, ON
P0K 1N0
Phone: 705-273-1024
Fax: 705-273-1843


Recreation and Events

The Township of Black River-Matheson is equipped with a wide variety of fitness and sporting facilities, as well as many outdoor recreation opportunities. There are also a number of festivals and events held throughout the year. For more information check out our Recreation and Sport section and Festivals & Events.