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.
Public service, construction, tourism, forestry, mining and agriculture
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.
St. Josephs General Hospital 2137 Comox Avenue Comox, BC, V9M 1P2 P: 250 339-2242 | F: 250 339-1432 www.sjghcomox.ca
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.
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)
This community has anaesthesia services.
This community has surgical services
This community offers Caesarian section 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.
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.
There is a blood bank in this community.
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 Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community including Air Ambulance service.
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
The Views at St. Josephs General Hospital (125 beds) Eagleview and Oceanview Manors 2137 Comox Avenue Comox, BC, V9M 1P2 P: 250 339-1409
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
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
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
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.
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
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