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  • Community Information

    Barriere, gateway to the North Thompson Valley, is located 66 km north of the city of Kamloops at the convergence of the Barriere and North Thompson Rivers in BC’s Interior Region. Though largely a forestry and ranching community, tourism has grown in importance here due to the excellent fishing, hunting, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and golf available in the area. One of the annual highlights in Barriere is the North Thompson Fall Fair, which features food and gardening exhibitions, livestock shows and a rodeo.

    INDUSTRY:
    Farming, ranching, forestry and outdoor sports


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,326 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Thompson-Nicola

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: B

      RRP Points: 17.00

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 2 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics
      Simpcw Health Centre
      Box 2210, 500 Dunn Lake Road
      Barriere, V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9995 | TFP: 1 800 678-1129 | F: 250 672-5500
      
      Barriere Health Centre, Interior Health
      4537 Barriere Town Rd, Box 529
      Barrier, BC V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9731
      
      Barriere Medical Clinic
      4537 Barriere Town Rd, Box 799
      Barrier, BC V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9795
      

    • Health Centre Info

      Barriere and District Health Centre
      537 - 4521 Barriere Town Road
      Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9731 | F: 250 672-5144
      

    • Emergency Room

      There is a limited service Emergency Room in this community that provides urgent care services as well as some emergency care services.

      It is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

      No. of Visits Per Year: 1,741 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 67 km to Kamloops.

    • Health Centre 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

      Barriere and District Health Centre
      537 - 4521 Barriere Town Road
      Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9731 | F: 250 672-5144
      Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 11:00 am. By appointment only.
      

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Barriere and District Health Centre
      537 - 4521 Barriere Town Road
      Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9731 | F: 250 672-5144
      
      Mammography
      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.
      
      Additional Services
      Electrocardiography
      

    • BC Ambulance

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

    • Pharmacy

      Barriere IDA Pharmacy
      Box 830, 4480 Barriere Town Road
      Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9791 | F: 250 672-9746

    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 672-9707
      
      Barriere and District Health Centre
      537 - 4521 Barriere Town Road
      Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9731 | F: 250 672-5144
      
      We Care Kamloops (In-community)
      P: 250 851-2911 | F: 250 545-9729 
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Health Programs Mananger - Diabetes Program
      North Thompson Indian Band
      Box 220
      Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9995 | F: 250 672-5858

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      IH Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Services
      Barriere and District Health Centre
      537 - 4521 Barriere Town Road
      Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
      P: 250 672-9731 | F: 250 672-5144
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Simpcw Health Centre
    Box 2210, 500 Dunn Lake Road
    Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
    P: 250 672-9995
    Services: Hep C Education and Outreach, Individual Support and Counseling
    www.simpcw.com