N.W.T. health officials are asking the public for help in naming Hay River's new health centre.

The new $50 million facility is currently being built.

"There's a lot of people in this community that have a lot of strong ties to health care in Hay River," said Erin Griffiths with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

"We want to utilize those ties and possibly submit a person's name."

Griffiths says people with suggestions should consider the culture and history of the area.

Submissions can be made to the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority until April 11.