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  • Community Information

    The friendly town of Castlegar is located in the scenic Columbia Valley where the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers meet. Situated in the Rockies region of British Columbia between Vancouver and Calgary, it is a hub for commerical activity in the area. The amicable climate and breathtaking scenery of Castlegar contribute to an enjoyable lifestyle with unlimited recreational activities year round. Just a short distance from the town are championship golf courses, two world-class alpine ski resorts and groomed cross-country ski trails. Residents in this growing community also enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and camping.

    INDUSTRY:
    Commercial industry, tourism and outdoor sports


    • Population

      Town Population: 7,816 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 17.4%

      18-24: 10.5%

      25-64: 54.8%

      65+: 17.3% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Kootenay Boundary

      Regional District: Central Kootenay

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: B

      RRP Points: 16.20

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 14 (www.cpsbc.ca)
      
      Clinics
      Castlegar Medical Associates
      1008 Columbia Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 1H2
      P: 250 365-2161
      
      Castlegar Medical Clinic
      1101 - 3rd Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2A1
      P: 250 365-7717 | F: 250 365-0347
      

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

    • Health Centre Info

      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
      http://clbc.cioc.ca/record/CLB2427
      Urgent Care 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
      

    • Emergency Room

      This community has limited Emergency Room services that provides urgent care between 8 am – 8 pm, daily.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 10,747 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel distance to nearest hospital: 304 km to Kelowna

    • 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

      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre Lab
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • Blood Bank

      This community has a blood bank.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre Imaging
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
      Hrs: Hours vary - call for details.
      
      MRI
      This community has MRI services, including mobile MRI.
      
      Mammography 
      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.
      

    • Midwifery

      Midwives from Nelson & Trail service this area.
      
      Kootenay Community Midwives
      823 Baker Street
      Nelson, BC, V1L 4J8
      P: 250 354-3884
      
      Mountain Midwives
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-9224 | F: 250 364-3473
      

    • BC Ambulance

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

    • Pharmacy

      Paragon Columbia Pharmacy
      #117 - 1983 Columbia Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2W8
      P: 250 365-3400 | F: 250 365-3437
      
      Pharmasave #108
      Box 3070, 1128 - 3rd Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 3H4
      P: 250 365-7813 | F: 250 365-2874
      
      Safeway Food & Drug #196
      1721 Columbia Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2W6
      P: 250 365-7141 | F: 250 365-7175
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #2214
      1965 Columbia Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2W8
      P: 250 365-5875 | F: 250 365-7236
      

    • Midwifery

      Midwives from Nelson & Trail service this area.
      
      Kootenay Community Midwives
      823 Baker Street
      Nelson, BC, V1L 4J8
      P: 250 354-3884
      
      Mountain Midwives
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-9224 | F: 250 364-3473
      

    • Extended Care

      Talarico Place (49 beds)
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 365-7221
      
      Castleview Care Centre (61 beds)
      2300 - 14th Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, VIN 4A6
      P: 250 365-7277
      

    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 365-4333
      
      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 365-7711 | F: 250 365-4303
      
      Kootenay Society for Community Living - Castlegar
      2224 - 6th Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2V9
      P: 250 365-2624 | F: 250 365-5679
      www.ksclcastlegar.net
      

    • Dietetics

      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
      
      Valhalla Physiotherapy
      #9, 650 - 18th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2M9
      P: 250 365-6766
      
      Saber Physiotherapy
      1104 - 3rd Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 1Z9
      P: 250 365-3511
      

    • Occupational therapy

      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      IH Alcohol/Drug/Mental Health Services
      Castlegar Mental Health & Addiction Services
      707 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1846 | F: 250 304-1240
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Freedom Quest (Youth)
      349 Columbia Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-2676
      Hrs: Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
      
      CYMH Castlegar
      555 Columbia Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 365-8575
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      ANKORS: A.I.D.S. Network Outreach & Support Society
      Regional Needle Exchange Program
      Dr. Jon Van Vliet's Office
      2109 Columbia Avenue
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2W9
      P: 250 365-0411 | F: 250 505-5507
      
      Jo-Anne Stoltz Counselling Office
      987 Bridgeview Road
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 4K9
      P: 250 365-3844 | F: 250 365-3744
      

    • Social workers

      Castlegar & District Community Health Centre
      709 - 10th Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
      P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
      
      Castlegar and District Community Services Society (CDCSS)
      Family Support Worker - Castlegar
      1007 - 2nd Street
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 1Y4
      P: 250 365-2104 | F: 250 365-2154
      
      Deborah Wandler
      Selkirk College
      301 Frank Beinder Way
      Castlegar, BC, V1N 4L3
      

  • Pregnancy Outreach Nurse Services
    Castlegar & District Community Health Centre
    709 - 10th Street
    Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
    P: 250 304-1221 | F: 250 304-1235
    
    ANKORS: A.I.D.S. Network Outreach & Support Society
    101 Baker Street
    Nelson, BC, V1L 4H1
    P: 250 505-5506 | TF: 1 800 421-2437 | F: 250 505-5507
    
    Beautiful Beginnings
    Pregnancy Outreach Program
    Box 3144
    Castlegar, BC, V1N 3H4
    P: 250 365-3662 | F: 250 365-5792
    
    Castlegar and District Community Services Society
    Violence Against Women Counseling Services
    1007 - 2nd Street
    Castlegar, BC, V1N 1Y4
    P: 250 365-2104