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  • Community Information

    The town of Chetwynd is situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northern British Columbia. Its economy is driven by forestry, mining, oil and gas, tourism and transportation. Residents of Chetwynd enjoy an excellent recreation complex with a wave pool, team-sized hot tub, sauna, six-sheet curling rink, ice arena and library. Virgin forests, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, and crystal clear lakes and rivers make Chetwynd an attractive destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, mining and tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 2,635 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)
      
      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 22.8%
      18-24: 11.0%
      25-64: 54.6%
      65+: 11.6% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures for Peace River South)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

       Health Authority: Northern Health
      
       Health Service Delivery Area: Northeast
      
       Regional District: Peace River
      
       Rural Designation: RSA community
      
       RRP Designation: A
      
       RRP Points: 34.20
      


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 5 (www.cpsbc.ca)
      
      Clinics
      Chetwynd Centre Medical Clinic
      Box 1485, 5121 - 47th Avenue
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-3234
      
      Chetwynd Hospital Health Unit
      5500 Hospital Road
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-7200 | F: 250 788-7247
      

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

    • Contact Info

      Chetwynd Hospital and Health Care
      Box 507, 5500 Hospital Road
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-2236 | F: 250 788-7247
      http://careers.northernhealth.ca/Communities/NortheastRegion/
      

    • Hospital Info

      Chetwynd Hospital has successfully integrated community health and acute care services in one location. Services include:
      Acute Care Beds: 5
      Long-term Care Beds: 7
      24/7 Emergency Services
      medical inpatient services
      palliative care
      public health nursing
      home and community nursing support
      respiratory therapy
      aboriginal liaison
      
      Referral Hospital: Prince George (305 km)
      

    • Emergency Room

      There is a limited service Emergency Room in this community. It is open 24/7.
      
      Number of Visits per Year: 8,245 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)
      
      Travel Distance to Referring Hospital: 305 km to Prince George
      

    • Lab services

      Chetwynd Hospital and Health Centre Lab
      Box 507, 5500 Hospital Road
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-2236 | F: 250 788-7247
      Hrs: Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Fri 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
      

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Chetwynd Hospital and Health Centre Imaging
      Box 507, 5500 Hospital Road
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-7228 | F: 250 788-7247
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
      
      Mammography
      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.
      

    • Pharmacy

      Peoples Drug Mart #43
      4735 - 51st Street
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-3393 | F: 250 788-2293
      

    • Home Nursing

      Chetwynd Health Unit
      Box 507, 5500 Hospital Road
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 719-6562
      

    • Dietetics

      Chetwynd Hospital and Health Centre
      Box 507, 5500 Hospital Road
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-7228 | F: 250 788-7247
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Chetwynd Mental Health and Addictions
      5500 Hospital Road
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-7211
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      
      In-community
      Tansi Friendship Centre
      5301 South Access Road
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-2996
      
      CYMH Chetwynd
      4744 - 52nd Street
      Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
      P: 250 788-2298
      

  • BC Schizophrenia Society North East Region
    Mental Health & Addictions
    11204 - 107 Street
    Fort St. John, BC, V1J 6J7
    P: 250 261-9189 | TF: 1 888 266-6660
    www.bcss.org
    
    Chetwynd Outreach Program 
    5021 49th Avenue,
    Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
    P: 250 401-8974
    
    Baby's Best Chance Pregnancy Outreach Program 
    5488 Access Road N
    Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
    P: 250 788-1699
    
    Youth Outreach 
    5301 Access Road S
    Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
    P: 250 788-2996