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  • Community Information
    Located 134 kilometers north of Kamloops in central British Columbia, the friendly town of Clearwater has grown significantly over the past two decades. Clearwater’s economy is primarily based in forestry with tourism becoming increasingly important.

    The varied beauty and natural resources of the Clearwater and nearby Wells Gray Provincial Park area provide a rich arena for outdoor activities in all seasons including, hiking, river rafting, fishing, hunting, golf, swimming, horseback riding, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and much more. Clearwater boasts a moderate climate with warm summers and cold winters.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, agriculture, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 4,960 (BC Stats, 2006 Census)
      
      Ages of Population:
       0-17: 20.6%
       18-24: 9.3%
       25-64: 53.6%
       65+: 16.5% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures for North Thompson)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health
      
      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap
      
      Regional District: Thompson-Nicola
      
      Rural Designation: RSA community
      
      RRP Designation: A
      
      RRP Points: 30.2
      


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

       General Practitioners: 3 (www.cpsbc.ca)
      
      Clinic
      Clearwater Medical Clinic 
      258 Park Street
      Clearwater BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-3319 | F: 250 674-2470
      

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

  • Clearwater Health Centre
    RR#1, 640 Park Drive
    Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
    P: 250 674-3141
    

  • Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital is a Level 1 community hospital with a full service ER, and lab and imaging services.

    • Contact Info

      Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital
      RR#1, 640 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2244 | F: 250 674-2477
      

    • Hospital Info

      Acute Care Beds: 6
      
      Emergency Care Beds: 6
      
      Referral Hospital: Kamloops (124 km)
      

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community. It is open 24/7.
      
      Number of Visits per Year: 3,319 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)
      
      Travel Distance to Transfer Hospital: 124 km to Kamloops
      

    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CAEP Classification
      Description Level 4 - Facility with inpatient beds. May be optional services i.e. obstetrics, definitive for appropriate conditions, stabilization and transfer to another facility as required, 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

      Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Lab Services
      RR#1, 640 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2244 | F: 250 674-2477
       Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 am
      

    • Imaging Services

      X-Ray
      Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Imaging Centre
      RR#1, 640 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2244 | F: 250 674-2477
       Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 am
      
      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 Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance service.

    • Pharmacy

      Clearwater Pharmasave 
      Brookfield Centre Mall
      Box 2583, 63 Young Street
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-3122
      


    • Extended Care

      Forestview Place (19 beds)
      Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital
      RR#1, 640 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2244
      


    • Home Nursing

      Prenatal Home Care
      Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital
      RR#1, 640 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2244 | F: 250 674-2477
      
      Home & Community Care Office
      144 Evergreen Place
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-3141
      
      We Care Kamloops 
      P: 250 851-2911 | F: 250 545-9729
      


    • Dietetics

      Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital
      RR#1, 640 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2244 | F: 250 674-2477
      


    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital
      RR#1, 640 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2244 | F: 250 674-2477
      


    • Physiotherapy

      Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Physio Dept.
      RR#1, 640 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2244 | F: 250 674-2477
      


    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health Centre 
      649 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2600
       Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Yellowhead Community Services 
      612 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-2600
       Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      CYMH Clearwater 
      660 Park Drive
      Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
      P: 250 674-6810