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  • Community Information

    Located at the southern end of Little Shuswap Lake in the Thompson-Nicola region of British Columbia’s southern interior is the community of Chase. With the city of Kamloops nearby, Chase offers the advantages of small town living in close proximity to an urban centre. In recent years, Chase’s population has grown to include artists, recent retirees, and young families seeking affordable housing. Residents in the community enjoy its moderate climate and beautiful beaches and parks. Nearby lakes, rivers and mountains provide recreational opportunities that include camping, hiking, river rafting, and in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry and tourism


    • Population

      Town Population:   2,495 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)
      
      Ages of Population:  
      0-17: 18.4%
      18-24: 10.2%
      25-64: 55.3%
      65+: 16.1% (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: B

      RRP Points: 17.00


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 3 (www.cpsbc.ca) + 1 Specialist
      
      Clinics
      Chase Medical Clinic
      826 Thompson
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-1420
      Hrs: 9 am - 4 pm
      
      Sexqeltqin Health Centre
      Box 1009
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-7726 | F: 250 679-2234
      

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

  • The Chase Community Health Centre offers primary care and urgent care as well as lab and imaging services.

    • Health Centre Info

      Chase Community Health Centre
      825 Thompson Avenue
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-1400 | F: 250 679-5329
      

    • Emergency Room

      There is an Emergency Room in this community which provides urgent care services only. It is open from 8 am – 5 pm daily.

      Number of Visits per Year: 6,076 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 58 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

      Chase Community Health Centre Lab
      825 Thompson Avenue
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-1400 | F: 250 679-5329
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 noon, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
      Appointment required for Glucose Tolerance, except Gestational Screen and Holter Services.
      
      In-community
      Sexqeltqin Health Centre Lab
      Box 1009
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-7726 | F: 250 679-2234
      

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Chase Community Health Centre Lab
      825 Thompson Avenue
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-1400 | F: 250 679-5329
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 noon, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
      Hrs: ECG Mon-Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
      
      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

      Peoples Food and Drug #207
      Box 288, 825 Shuswap Avenue
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-8611 | F: 250 679-7888
      


    • Nurse Practitioner

      Chase Community Health Centre
      825 Thompson Avenue
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-1400 | F: 250 679-5329
      


    • Home Nursing

      Prenatal Home Visits
      Chase and District Primary Health Care
      825 Thompson Avenue
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-1418
      
      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 679-1416
      
      We Care Kamloops (in-community)
      P: 250 851-2911 | F: 250 545-9729
      


    • Dietetics

      Chase Community Health Centre
      825 Thompson Avenue
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-1400 | F: 250 679-5329
      


    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Chase Community Health Centre
      825 Thompson Avenue
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-1400 | F: 250 679-5329
      
      In-community 
      Adams Lake Indian Band
      Box 1009
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-7726 | F: 250 679-2234
      


    • Mental Health and Addictions

      IH Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Services
      825 Thompson Road
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
      P: 250 679-3312
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      


    • Social workers

      Nancy Tarrant
      Adams Lake Indian Band
      Box 1009
      Chase, BC, V0E 1M0