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  • Community Information

    The Campbell River Region has been inhabited for at least 8,000 years – with good reason. The abundance of salmon and other bounty from the sea such as cod, clams, oysters and crab have always been an integral part of the appeal, whether for sustenance or sport. Long known for its focus on salmon, Campbell River owes much of its recent development to its identification as a sportfishing mecca. For at least the last hundred years, recreational anglers have been drawn to the migration of millions of salmon passing by on their way to the local rivers where they were spawned years before.

    There is rarely a time when an intrepid angler needs to retire his rod for lack of opportunity. For a truly unique experience with the fish, try snorkelling among the salmon on their way up river. The Campbell river has recently been designated as a BC Heritage River and toward the end of summer it become so crowded with salmon struggling upstream that it seems to come alive.

    INDUSTRY:
    Logging, mining, fishing


    • Population

      Town Population: 31,186 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Patient Catchment: 41,845 (LHA 72 – Campbell River/Vancouver Isl W)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 19.2%
      18-24: 9.5%
      25-64: 56%
      65+: 15.3% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: North Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Comox-Strathcona

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 8.70


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 61 (www.cpsbc.ca) + 31 Specialists
      
      There are GPs with enhanced skills and special interests in this community, including:
      GP Anesthetists, GP Oncology, GP Emergency
      
      Clinics
      Alder Medical Centre 
      277 Evergreen Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 5Y4
      P: 250 287-7441 | F: 250 287-4384
      
      Hillside Medical Clinic
      360 - 2nd Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3T9
      P: 250 287-7708
      
      Kwakiutl District Council Health
      1400A Drake Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 7K6
      P: 250 286-9766 | TFP: 1 866 286-9766 | F: 250 286-9713
      
      River City Medical Clinic 
      1424 B Island Highway
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C9
      P: 250 287-2111
      
      Quinsam Medical Group 
      280 - 1400 Dogwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3A6
      P: 250 286-0601
      
      Oyster River Walk-In Medical Clinic
      2207F Glenmore Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9H 1E1
      P: 250 923-6031
      
      Discovery Medical Walk-In Clinic
      1477 Island Highway
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 8E5
      P: 250 850-3090
      
      Seawatch Medical Clinic
      Suite 203-2276 Island Hwy S
      Campbell River, BC V9W 1C3
      P: 250 923-1189
      
      Upper Island Health Unit
      Tyee Plaza, #200 - 1100 Island Highway
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C6
      P: 250 830-7603
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 9 pm
      

    • 2012 socio-economic profile of Campbell River (Source: BC Government).

  • Campbell River Hospital is located on northern Vancouver Island. Emergency Services are provided 24/7 and includes a Crisis Team (7 days/week) plus 2 female General Practitioners (sexual assault services).

    • Contact Info

      Campbell River and District General Hospital
      375 - 2nd Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 850-2141 | F: 250 286-7080
      www.viha.ca/locations/campbell_river_district_general_hospital.htm
      

    • Hospital Info

      Acute care beds: 70
      
      Emergency Room Beds: 12
      
      
      Bed capacity:
      10 stretcher bays, 8 monitors + 4 chairs (IV therapy, fast track)
      2 bay cast room
      1 large resuscitation room
      1 ear/nose/throat - gynecology room
      1 suture room/negative pressure room
      
      Intensive Care Unit Beds: 5, including a negative pressure room
      
      In-Patient Services include: anaesthesia, orthopedics, general surgery (3 operating room theatres and endoscopy suite), plastics, ear, nose and throat (ENT), urology, dental, internal medicine, paediatrics, radiology, pathology, and obstetrics/ gynecology.
      
      Outpatient Services include: physiotherapy, occupational therapy (including a hand program), diabetes education, nutrition services, the North Island Liver Services, medical day care and laboratory.
      
      Diagnostic Imaging Services include: Picture Archiving and Communication (PACS), ultrasound, CT scanner, bone density, mammography, echo-cardiography and fluoroscopy.
      
      Clinics include a comprehensive Stroke Care Program, a Pacemaker Clinic, a Cancer Care Clinic, and a Wound Care Clinic with an enterostomy nurse
      
      Referral Hospital: Nanaimo
      

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community. it is open 24/7.
      
      Capacity:
      12 stretchers + 4 chairs (IV therapy, fast track) to include 2 bay cast room
      1 large resuscitation room
      8 monitors
      1 ENT/gynecology room
      1 suture room/negative pressure room
      crisis team (7 days/week)
      sexual assault services
      
      Number of Visits per Year: 20,228 (2009/201 Statistics: VIHA)
      
      Travel Distance to Transfer Hospital: 152 km to Nanaimo
      


    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CTAS Level
      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)
      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent)
      


    • Surgery

      This community has surgical services including:

      general surgery, plastic surgery


    • Maternity

      There is Caesarian Section services in this community.

      Midwifery Services

      Ocean Grove Midwifery
      142 Thulin Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2K5
      P: 250 287-8343 | F: 250 287-8334
      


    • Lab services

      Campbell River Hospital Lab
      375 Second Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 850-2654 | F: 250 287-2153
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays.
      
      In-community 
      Lifelabs
      Alder Medical Centre
      277 Evergreen Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 4C7
      P: 250-287-3533
      
      Quinsam Medical Group
      280 - 1400 Dogwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3A6
      P: 250 287-0601
      
      Oyster River Walk-In Clinic
      2207 Glenmore Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9H 1E1
      P: 250 287-6031
      
      River City Medical Clinic
      1424 Island Highway
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C9
      P: 250 287-2111
      


    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.


    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Campbell River Hospital Imaging
      375 Second Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 850-2654 | F: 250 287-2153
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays.
      
      Ultrasound
      There are ultrasound services in this community.
      
      CT
      There are CT services in this community.
      
      MRI
      There are MRI services in this community.
      
      Additional Services
      Echocardiography, Mammography, Fluoroscopy
      

    • BC Ambulance

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

    • Pharmacy

      Campbell River Health & Drug Store
      Unit B1B - 465 Merecroft Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 6K6
      P: 250 286-1771 | F: 250 286-4662
      
      Drugstore Pharmacy #1524
      1424 Island Highway
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C9
      P: 250 830-2730 | F: 250 830-2733
      
      London Drugs #73
      Mariner Square
      #260 - 1400 Dogwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3A6
      P: 250 286-7900 | F: 250 286-4799
      
      North Island Pharmacy
      1371A Cedar Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2W6
      P: 250 286-4522 | F: 250 286-4530
      
      Peoples Drug Mart #123
      #101 - 2276 South Island Highway
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 1C3
      P: 250 923-7311 | F: 250 923-3132
      
      Pharmasave Health Centre #016
      277 Evergreen Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3R5
      P: 250 287-3222 | F: 250 287-3284
      
      Save-On-Foods Pharmacy #955
      #400 - 1400 Dogwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3A6
      P: 250 286-1532 | F: 250 286-8887
      
      Seymour Peoples Drug Mart #174
      984 Shoppers Row
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C5
      P: 250 287-8311 | F: 250 287-8313
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart # 209
      1297 Shoppers Row
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C7
      P: 250 286-1166 | F: 250 287-4381
      
      Thrifty Foods Pharmacy #19
      1400 Ironwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 5T5
      P: 250 850-3585 | F: 250-850-3586
      
      Wal-Mart Pharmacy #1077
      1477 Island Highway
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 8E5
      P: 250 287-2372 | F: 250 287-7335
      
      Zellers Pharmacy #22
      1324 Island Highway, Building N
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C9
      P: 250 286-0447 | F: 250 286-0993
      

    • Midwifery

      Ocean Grove Midwifery
      142 Thulin Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2K5
      P: 250 287-8343 | F: 250 287-8334
      

    • Extended Care

      New Horizons (94 beds)
      830 - 14th Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 4H4
      P: 250 287-7166 | F: 250 287-7133
      

    • Home Nursing

      Yuculta Lodge
      1351 Ironwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 5Z7
      P: 250 286-1051
      
      Sunshine Lodge
      375 - 2nd Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 287-7111
      
      Home and Community Care Nursing
      110 Birch Street South
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2S2
      P: 250 830-2222
      
      We Care Comox Valley
      TFP: 1 888 334-8531 | TFF: 1 888 334-8571
      

    • Dietetics

      Nutritional Outpatient Services
      Campbell River and District General Hospital
      375 - 2nd Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 850-2141 |  F: 250 286-7080
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Outpatient Diabetic Education
      Campbell River and District General Hospital
      375 - 2nd Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 850-2141 | F: 250 286-7080
      
      In-community 
      Campbell River Services Area
      Sandy Miller, Diabetes Nurse Educator
      375 - 2nd Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 830-6961 | F: 250 286-3063
      
      Campbell River Diabetes Education Center
      P: 250 850-2607 | F: 250 850-2618
      Hrs: M-F 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
      
      Kwakiutl District Council Health (KDC Health)
      1400 A Drake Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 7K6
      P: 250 286-9766 | TFP: 1 866 286-9766 | F: 250 286-9713
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Outpatient Physiotherapy Department
      Campbell River and District General Hospital
      375 - 2nd Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 850-2141 | F: 250 286-7080
      
      In-community 
      Find physiotherapists in this community at www.bcphysio.org.
      

    • Occupational therapy

      Outpatient Occupational Therapy Program 
      Campbell River and District General Hospital
      375 - 2nd Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
      P: 250 850-2141 | F: 250 286-7080
      
      In-community 
      Sunrise Resources
      110 - 1180 Ironwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 5P7
      P: 250 286 0955 | F: 250 287 2676
      
      Rehabilitation In Motion
      1371 Greenwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 6K5
      P: 250 723 9675 | F: 250 723 9699
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      CYMH Campbell River
      215-1180 Ironwood Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 5P7
      P: 250 830-6500
      
      Kwakiutl District Council Health
      1400A Drake Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 7K6
      P: 250 286-9766 | TFF: 1 866 286-9766 | F: 250 286-9713
      
      Laichwiltach Family Life Society
      441 - 4th Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 3W7
      P: 250 286-3430 | TF: 1 877 777-8222 | F: 250 286-3483
      
      Campbell River Mental Health Services
      #207 - 1040 Shoppers Row
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C6
      P: 250 850-2620 | F: 250 850-2464
      
      Second Chance Recovery House (14 beds)
      North Island Support Recovery Society
      Campbell River, BC
      P: 250 830-1103
      
      180 Degrees Detox & Stabilization Centre
      John Howard Society
      #201 - 140A - 10th Avenue
      Campbell River, BC
      P: 250 286-0611
      
      Homalco Indian Band
      1218 Bute Crescent
      Campbell River, BC V9H 1G5
      P: 250 923-4979 | F: 250 923-4987
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Methadone Clinic (Columbia Coast Medical Clinic)
      Box 781, Station A
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 6Y4
      P: 250 287-4822 | P: 250 286-4522
      

    • Social workers

      North Island Employment Foundations Society
      870C - 13th Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 4H2
      
      Campbell River Hospice Society
      104-301 Dogwood Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2Y1
      
      Campbell River and North Island Transition House Society
      Box 548
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 5C1
      
      The Sasamans Society
      680 Head Start Crescent
      Campbell River, BC, V9H 1P0
      P: 250 914-2212 | TFP: 1 888 597-2189 | F: 250 914-2215
      
      Campbell River Health Unit
      200 - 1100 Island Highway
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C6
      P: 250 850-2110
      
      Kwakiutl District Council Health
      1400A Drake Road
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 7K6
      P: 250 286-9766 | TFF: 1 866 286-9766 | F: 250 286-9713
      
      Upper Island Assessment and Resource Service Society
      625C - 11th Avenue
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 4G5
      P: 250 287-2266 | F: 250 287-3380 | TF: 1 866 789-2266
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Strathcona Counselling
      Suite 220 - 1260 Shoppers Row
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C8
      P: 250 286-0820 | F: 250 286-8368
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm
      
      AIDS Vancouver Island
      1371C Cedar Street
      Campbell River, BC, V9W 2W6
      P: 250 830 0787 | F: 250 830 0784 | TFP: 1 877 650-8787
      www.avi.org
      

  • Medical Genetics Clinic at Mobile - Campbell River
    Provided by: Vancouver Island Health Authority
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 4C7
    
    Adult Community Support Services - Campbell River
    Provided by: Vancouver Island Health Authority
    1040 Shoppers Row
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C6
    P: 250 850-2620
    
    North Island Liver Service
    Campbell River & District Hospital
    Sunshine Wellness Centre
    375 - 2nd Avenue
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1
    P: 250 850-2605 | TF: 1 877 850-2605 | F: 250 850-2618
    Hrs: By appointment only.
    Services Available: Treatment - Hepatitis B & C
    
    Campbell River Youth Clinic
    Robron Centre Lower Level
    740 Robron Road
    Campbell River, BC
    P: 250 850-2110 - ask for youth clinic nurse
    Hrs: Thurs 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Services Available: Low cost contraception, pregnancy testing/counselling
    
    Campbell River Public Health Unit
    #200 - 1100 Island Highway
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C6
    P: 250 850 2110
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - by appointment only.
    Services Available: STI/HIV counselling and testing, STI treatment, immunization
    
    AIDS Vancouver Island
    1371 Cedar Street, Unit C
    Campbell River, BC
    
    Campbell River and North Island Transition Society
    Ann Elmore House
    Box 548
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 5C1
    P: 250 287-7384 | F: 250 286-6252
    Help Line: 250 286-3666
    TF Help Line: 1 800 667-2188
    
    Campbell River Hospice Society
    104 - 301 Dogwood Street
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 2Y1
    P: 250 286-1121 | F: 250 286-1195
    
    Canadian Diabetes Association
    c/o Nanaimo Branch
    255 - 2000 Island Highway North
    Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5W3
    TF: 1 800 226 8464
    
    Island JADE Society
    #101-500 South Dogwood Street
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 6R4
    P: 250 830-1171 | F: 250 830-1170 | TF: 1 800 930-1171
    
    Laichwiltach Family Life Society
    441 – 4th Avenue
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 3W7
    P: 250 286-3430 | TF: 1 877 777-8222 | F: 250 286-3483
    
    Baby's Best Chance
    487 - 10th Avenue
    Campbell River, BC, V9W 4E4
    P: 250 287-2421 | F: 250 287-4268
    
    AIDS Vancouver Island
    1371c Cedar Street
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 5T4
    P: 250 830-0787 | TF: 1 877 650-8787 | F: 250 830-0784
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 3 pm
    Services: STI Testing, vaccinations, counseling, needle exchange www.avi.org
    
    Safe Care/Addictions Youth Outreach Program
    140 10th Avenue
    Campbell River, BC V9W 4E3
    P: 250 202-6665
    
    Pregnancy Outreach Program (Campbell River Family Services Society)
    140 10th Avenue
    Campbell River, BC V9W 4E3
    P: 250 202-6665
    
    Campbell River Family Services Society
    487 10th Avenue
    Campbell River, BC V9W 4E4
    P: 250 287-2421