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  • Community Information

    The friendly town of Ashcroft lies in the South Central Interior of British Columbia in an area known as “The Heart of Gold Country.” Sometimes referred to as the “Arizona” of Canada with its flowering cactus, rolling hills and desert landscape, Ashcroft is a clean, safe, yet properous community with thriving mining, forestry, ranching and tourism industries. For outdoor enthusiasts, Ashcroft offers a wide array of recreational activities from fishing in nearby lakes, to mountain biking to horseback riding “Old West” style.

    Ashcroft’s mild climate, relaxing lifestyles and lower cost of living appeals to many, including young couples starting out and retirees seeking a relaxing way of life.

    INDUSTRY:
    Mining, forestry, ranching, tourism and outdoor sports, service industries, value-added wood manufacturing and government agencies


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,628 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)
      Ages of Population:
      0-17:18%
      18-24: 10.1%
      25-64: 51.6%
      65+: 20.3%
      (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Thompson-Nicola

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 22.35

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 3 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinic

      The Ashcroft Family Medical Practice 
      Box 729, 100 - 700 Ashcroft-Cache Creek Highway
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-9353

    • 2012 socio-economic profile of South Cariboo (Source: BC Government).

  • Ashcroft and District General Hospital is a Level 1 Community hospital that provides long-term care, urgent care, and limited emergency care. The hospital is equipped with x-ray facilities and a full range of laboratory services.

    Homemakers and home nursing round out the provision of full medical services.

    • Contact Info

      Ashcroft and District General Hospital
      Box 488, 700 Elm Street
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-2211 | F: 250 453-1921
      www.ashcroftbc.ca/health

    • Hospital Info

      Extended Care Beds: 24

      Emergency Beds: 4

      Respite Bed: 1

    • Emergency Room

      There is an Emergency Room with limited services and urgent care services in this community.

      It is open as needed, and has four beds.

      Number of Visits per Year: 2,949 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel Distance to Transfer Hospital: 169 km to Kamloops.

    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CAEP Classification

      Description Level 3 – Without inpatient beds, Staffed RNs and a few physicians, might provide long term care, definitive care for appropriate conditions, stabilization and transfer to another facility as required, usually not open 24/7.

      CTAS Level
      CTAS Level I (Resuscitation)
      CTAS Level II (Emergent)
      CTAS Level III (Urgent)
      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)
      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent)
      

    • Lab services

      Ashcroft and District General Hospital Lab
      Box 488, 700 Elm Street
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-2211 | F: 250 453-1921
      Hours: Daytime only

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Ashcroft and District General Hospital Lab
      Box 488, 700 Elm Street
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-2211 | F: 250 453-1921

      Mammography

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Pharmacy

      Peoples Drug Mart
      Box 1060, 403 Railway Avenue
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-2553 | F: 250 453-2404

    • Extended Care

      Ashcroft Hospital (Jackson House) (24 beds)
      Box 488, 700 Elm Street
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-2211 | F: 250 453-1921

    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 453-1939
      
      Prenatal Home Visits
      Ashcroft Hospital Health Centre
      700 Ash-Cache Creek Highway
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-1940

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      IH Alcohol/Drug Services
      700 Ash/Cache Highway
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-1935
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Mental Health Centre
      Box 488, 700 Elm Street
      Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
      P: 250 453-1950
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm