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  • Community Information

    Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the southeast corner of British Columbia, the picturesque community of Elkford is surrounded by lush sub-alpine forests, spectacular alpine meadows, majestic waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and streams. Elkford prides itself on being “The Wilderness Capital of B.C.” attracting visitors with cameras, binoculars and sketchpads to view the natural beauty and diverse wildlife in the area. While tourism is a growing industry for Elkford, mining is the main source of employment here. Elkford is home to a state-of-the-art recreation centre complete with a swimming pool, sauna and hot tub. Outdoor recreational opportunities include mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing.

    INDUSTRY:
    Mining, outdoor recreation, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 2,523 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of the Population:

      0-17: 19.3%

      18-24: 10.3%

      25-64: 59.0%

      65+: 11.4% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: East Kootenay

      Regional District: East Kootenay

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 33.00


    • Practitioner + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 3 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinic

      Elkford Medical Clinic

      Box 250, 212 Alpine Street

      Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0

      P: 250 865-2215

  • The Elkford Health Care Centre is a fully-equipped health care centre that provides primary care, emergency care, physiotherapy, public health services, mental health services, drug and alcohol counselling, and youth outreach services.


    • Contact Info

      Elkford Health Care Centre
      Box 250, 212 Alpine Way
      Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
      P: 250 865-2215
      www.elkford.ca/health_services

    • Health Centre Info

      Features of this health centre include:

      • 2 full time doctors (with hospital privileges)
      • nursing staff
      • lab
      • x-ray services
      • part time physiotherapist
      • visiting public health services
      • drug and alcohol counsellors
      • mental health outreach
      • youth outreach

      A doctor is available for after-hour life threatening emergency services on an on-call basis three nights a week, with nurses available during four-hour shifts on the weekend.

      After hour emergencies are handled by the Sparwood Medical Centre.


    • Emergency Room

      There is a limited service Emergency Room in this community.

      A doctor is available for after-hour life threatening emergency services on an on-call basis three nights a week, with nurses available during four-hour shifts on the weekend.

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat/Sun/Stat Holidays 8 am – 2 pm

      Number of Visits per Year: 1,693 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel Distance to the Nearest Hospital:

      All other after hour emergencies are handled by the Sparwood Medical Centre. Closest major medical centre is 693 km in Kelowna.

    • Health Centre 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

      Elkford Health Centre
      Box 250, 212 Alpine Way
      Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
      P: 250 865-2247 | F: 250 865-2797
      Hrs: daytime only

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray 
      Elkford Health Centre
      Box 250, 212 Alpine Way
      Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
      P: 250 865-2247 | F: 250 865-2797
      
      CT
      There are CT services in this community.

      Mammography

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

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Pharmacy

      Stikine Health Centre - Telepharmacy
      7171 Highway 37
      Dease Lake, BC, V0C 1L0
      TFP: 1 866 403-7320

    • Home Nursing

      Prenatal Home Visits
      Elkford Health Care Centre
      212 Alpine Way
      Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
      P: 250 865-2247

      In-community

      Home & Community Care Office:

      P: 250 425-2064

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Program - East Kootenays
      Elkford Health Care Centre
      212 Alpine Way
      Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
      P: 250 865-2247

    • Physiotherapy

      Elkford Physiotherapy
      216 Alpine Way
      Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
      P: 250 865-7111

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Community services provided by Sparwood and Fernie.

  • Ankors AIDS Network
    #46 - 17th Avenue South
    Cranbrook, BC
    P: 250 426-3383 | TFP: 1 800 421-2437