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  • Community Information

    Located in northwest British Columbia amidst mountains and spectacular scenery is the remote community of Dease Lake. Once a Hudson’s Bay trading post and major transportation route for trappers and traders, Dease Lake today is a government service and supply centre for the regions, as well as the departure point for adventure rafters. This is the land of the Tahltan First Nations people who are world renowned for their Tlingit/Tahltan art. The vast, pristine wilderness around Dease Lake creates wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation, including lake and river fishing, hunting, canoeing and kayaking.

    INDUSTRY:
    Outdoor recreation, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 303 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Patient Catchment: 2,000 (estimate)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northwest

      Regional District: Kitimat Stikine

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 51.25

    • Practitioner + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 2 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinic

      Stikine Health Centre

      Highway 37 North, P. O. Box 386

      Dease Lake, BC, V0C 1L0

      P: 250 771-4444


  • The Stikine Health Centre provides a wide variety of services, including emergency care. It does not have any acute or long-term care beds.

    Referral Hospital: Terrace (600 km)

    • Contact Info

      Stikine Health Centre

      Box 386, 7171 Highway 37

      Dease Lake, BC, V0C 1L0

      P: 250 771-4444 | F: 250 771-3911

      Hrs: 8:30 am - 4:40 pm

      http://careers.northernhealth.ca/Communities/NorthwestRegion/DeaseLake.aspx

    • Health Centre Info

      The Stikine Health Centre does not have acute or long term care beds.

      Public health and palliative care services are offered along with physician-led clinics.

      There are two full time physicians, three full time nurses and one full time combined laboratory/x-ray technician in the community.

      A physician, nurse and laboratory/x-ray are available 24 hours on a call-in basis for emergency services.

      The health centre also employs two office staff and one full-time position in maintenance and in housekeeping with casual staff for relief.

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community. It is open for a limited number of hours per day, and there are no emergency beds at this facility.

      Hrs: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Number of Visits per Year: 911 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 600 km to Terrace


    • Lab services

      Stikine Health Centre Lab

      Box 386, 7171 Highway 37

      Dease Lake, BC, V0C 1L0

      P: 250 784-7340 | F: 250 771-3911

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      Stikine Health Centre Imaging Centre

      Box 386, 7171 Highway 37

      Dease Lake, BC, V0C 1L0

      P: 250 784-7340 | F: 250 771-3911

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8 am - 4:40 pm

      Mammography

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.


    • Home Nursing

      Stikine Health Centre

      Box 386, 7171 Highway 37

      Dease Lake, BC, V0C 1L0

      P: 250 847-6430

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      TNS referral service for this community:

      P: 250 771-3991

  • Dease Lake Pregnancy Outreach Program
    Box 328
    Dease Lake, BC, V0C 1L0
    P: 250 771-3147 | F: 250 771-3152

    Mental Health and Addictions Community Response Unit
    7171 - 37 Highway
    Dease Lake, BC, V0C 1L0
    P: 250 771-4444