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  • Community Information

    Nestled peacefully between the Beaufort Mountains and the Strait of Georgia is the quiet oceanfront town of Comox. Located on the central east coast of Vancouver Island, it is in an area comprised of a number of small communities, farms and forests. Comox, with its short, mild winters and warm dry summers, is one of the most diverse recreational and cultural locations in the world. Known for its abundant wildlife, it is a place where you can ski, golf, fish and go to the theatre, all in the same day. Comox offers all of the amenities of a larger city with the charm of a small town setting.

    INDUSTRY:
    Public service, construction, tourism, forestry, mining and agriculture


    • Population

       Town Population: 13,627 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)
      
       Ages of Population
      0-17: 18.0%
      18-24: 8.1%
      25-64: 54.3%
      65+: 19.5% (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: 9.90
      


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 53 (www.cpsbc.ca) + 50 Specialists
      
      Clinics
      Highland Family Practice
      C-1966 Guthrie Road
      Comox, BC, V9M 3X7
      P: 250 890-0919
      
      Town Circle Medical Clinic
      101B - 1771 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 3L9
      P: 250 339-5780
      
      Comox Medical Clinic
      100 - 1695 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 3M1
      P: 250 339-2266
      
      Dr. Richard T. Engman & Dr. Debra D. Wiens Inc.
      1822E Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1M4
      P: 250 339-6222
      
      Dr. Natalie Aird Clinic 
      102 - 1757 Beaufort Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1R8
      P: 250 339-5254 | F: 250 339-5236
      
      Oceanview Women's Clinic
      101 - 1757 Beaufort Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1R8
      P: 250 339-3114 | F: 250 339-4186
      
      Sea Cove Medical Clinic
      201 - 1757 Beaufort Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1R8
      P: 250 339-5335 | F: 250 339-1898
      
      Buena Vista Medical Clinic
      Unit D - 1822 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 3M7
      P: 250 890-0919 | F: 250 890-0929
      
      Dr. N. Kimberley Clinic
      302 - 1757 Beaufort Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1R8
      P: 250 890-0632 | F: 250 890-0637
      
      Drs. Woods & Sundby Clinic
      1729B Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 3M7
      P: 250 941-0080
      

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

  • St. Josephs General Hospital is a 241-bed General Hospital serving the entire area from Bowser to Oyster River – a 2010 population of 65,372 people. As the only acute-care hospital in the area, it also receives patients from highway, air and marine accidents in the vicinity and CFB Comox Search and Rescue.


    • Contact Info

      St. Josephs General Hospital
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432
      www.sjghcomox.ca
      


    • Hospital Info

      Acute Care Beds: 116
      
      Complex Care Beds: 125
      
      Emergency Care facilities: 5 emergency bays, 1 paediatric/minor treatment room, 2 trauma bays, 1 seclusion room
      
      Intensive Care Unit: There is an ICU in this community. ICU visiting hours are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
      
      SJGH provides the following specialist services:
      Dermatology
      General Surgery
      Gastroenterology
      Internal Medicine
      Obstetrics/Gynaecology
      Ophthalmology
      Orthopaedics
      Paediatrics
      Palliative Care
      Pathology
      Psychiatry
      Radiology
      Urology
      

      SJGH also provides specialty services as a referral centre for a regional population of 120,000 (North Vancouver Island and West Vancouver Island) in Dermatology, Nuclear Medicine, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, and Urology.

      SJGH facility is fully accredited by Accreditation Canada, with a Board of Directors of 11 local members.


    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community. It is open 24/7 and has 5 emergency bays, 1 paediatric/minor treatment room, 2 trauma bays, 1 seclusion room.

      Referral Hospital: Nanaimo (106 km)

    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CTAS Level
      CTAS Level I (Resuscitation)
      CTAS Level II (Emergent)
      CTAS Level III (Urgent)
      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)
      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent) 
      

    • Anaesthetics

      This community has anaesthesia services.


    • Surgery

      This community has surgical services


    • Maternity

      This community offers Caesarian section services.

      Midwifery Services

      Plum Midwifery
      760 Radford Road
      Comox, BC, V9M 3V8
      P: 250 890-0832 | F: 250 890-0831
      
      Search additional midwives in this community at www.bcmidwives.com.
      


    • Lab services

      St. Josephs General Hospital
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432
       Hrs: 7:30 am - 12:00 am Midnight. Emergency after hours.
      


    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.


    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      St. Josephs General Hospital
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432
       Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am midnight
      
      Ultrasound
      St. Josephs General Hospital
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
      
      CT
      There are CT services in this community.
      
      Additional Services 
      Electrocardiography
      
      Mammography
      P: 250 890-3020 | TFP: 1 800 663-9203
      

    • BC

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community including Air Ambulance service.

    • Pharmacy

      Comox Rexall Drugstore
      206 Port Augusta Street
      Comox, BC, V9M 3N1
      P: 250 339-2235 | F: 250 339-2230
      
      Drugstore Pharmacy #8579
      215 Port Augusta Street
      Comox, BC, V9M 3M9
      P: 250 339-6626 | F: 250 339-5593
      
      Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy #169
      1782B Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 3M8
      P: 250 339-5050 | F: 250 339-5040
      
      Pharmasave #265
      7 - 2225 Guthrie Road
      Comox, BC, V9M 4G1
      P: 250 339-9879 | F: 250 339-2343
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #2291
      Unit D108 - 1966 Guthrie Road
      Comox, BC, V9M 3X7
      P: 250 890-9327 | F: 250 890-9357
      

    • Extended Care

      The Views at St. Josephs General Hospital (125 beds)
      Eagleview and Oceanview Manors
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-1409
      

    • Home Nursing

      Glacier View Lodge
      RR#5, 2450 Back Road
      Comox, BC, V2P 4P2
      P: 604 792-6340
      
      Berwick Comox Valley
      1700 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 4H4
      TF: 1 866 625-1690
      
      We Care Comox Valley
      TFP: 1 888 334-8531 | TFF: 1 888 334-8571
      

    • Dietetics

      St. Josephs General Hospital Nutritional Services
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      St. Josephs General Hospital
      Diabetes Patient Care
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-1568 | F: 250 890-3008
      Hrs: Mon-Wed 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
      

    • Physiotherapy

      St. Josephs General Hospital 
      Physical Medicine Department
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
      
      In-community 
      Comox Physiotherapy Clinic
      Unit C, 1822 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 3M7
      P: 250 339-6221
      

    • Occupational therapy

      St. Josephs General Hospital 
      Physical Medicine Department
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      St. Josephs General Hospital offers Psyciatric Intensive Care, Crisis Intervention, Substance Intervention, Adult Day Therapy Program, Adolescent Outpatient Service, and a Psychogeriatric Outreach Program.
      P: 250 339-1575
      www.sjghcomox.ca/psychiatry.php
      
      In-community
      This community shares mental health and addictions resources with Courtenay, BC.
      

    • Social workers

      St. Josephs General Hospital 
      2137 Comox Avenue
      Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
      P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432
      
      In-community
      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
      

  • Women's Outreach Counselling/Support Group
    Comox Valley Transition Society
    Box 1630
    Comox, BC, V9N 8A2
    P: 250 339-6909 | F: 250 339-5818
    
    Medical Genetics Clinic at Mobile - Comox
    Vancouver Island Health Authority
    Comox, BC, V9M 1R9
    P: 250 727-4461
    
    Upper Island Geriatric Outreach Program
    St. Joseph's Hospital
    E-2137 Comox Avenue
    Comox, BC, V9M 1P2
    P: 250 339-1440