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  • Community Information

    Fort Nelson is located at Mile 300 of the Alaska Highway at the confluence of the Sikanni, Muskwa and Prophet Rivers in northeastern British Columbia. With natural resources as the cornerstone of the local economy, Fort Nelson is home to North America’s largest gas processing plant. In addition, Fort Nelson is the regional supply and service centre for the Northern Rockies Regional District. Nearby lakes, rivers and majestic mountain peaks make the area around Fort Nelson an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

    INDUSTRY:
    Natural resources, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 4,514 (BC Stats, 2006 Census)

      Ages of Population

      0-17: 27.5%

      18-24: 9.7%

      25-64: 58.8%

      65+: 4.1% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northeast

      Regional District: Northern Rockies

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 51.25

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 6, + 1 Specialty Practise (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics

      Airport Way Medical Clinic

      5217 Airport Drive

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-7838

      Fort Nelson First Nations Health Clinic

      RR#1, Mile 295 Alaska Highway

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-7257 | F: 250 774-7260



     
    PDF of Socio-economic profile of Fort Nelson and the surrounding area (Source: BC Government, 2012)


    • Contact Info

      Fort Nelson General Hospital

      Box 60, 5315 Liard Street

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-8100 | F: 250 774-8110

      http://careers.northernhealth.ca/Communities/NortheastRegion/FortNelson.aspx


    • Hospital Info

      Acute Care Beds: 15

      Residential Care Beds: 7

      Maternity patients are referred to Fort St. John for labour and delivery. Patients are asked to make arrangements in advance with their healthcare provider.

      Paediatric and ENT care are provided by visiting specialists at regular intervals.

      Nearest Major Medical Centre: Prince George (820 km)


    • Emergency Room

      This community has a full service Emergency Room that is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits per Year: 6,766 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel Distance to Transfer Hospital: Prince George (820 km)

    • Lab services

      Fort Nelson General Hospital Lab

      Box 60, 5315 Liard Street

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-8100 | F: 250 774-8110

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      Fort Nelson General Hospital Diagnostics

      Box 60, 5315 Liard Street

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-8100 | F: 250 774-8110

      Ultrasound

      This community has ultrasound imaging services.

      CT

      This community has CT imaging services.


    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services. Air transport out of Fort Nelson is dependent on availability of the air ambulance and is frequently subject to weather conditions.

    • Pharmacy

      Fort Nelson Pharmacy

      Box 540, 4904 – 50th Avenue North

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-2323 | F: 250 774-2326

      Overwaitea Pharmacy #21

      5103 Airport Road

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 233-8914 | F: 250 774-4103

    • Extended Care

      Fort Nelson General Hospital (7 beds)

      Box 60, 5315 Liard Street

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-8100 | F: 250 774-8110

    • Home Nursing

      Fort Nelson Health Unit

      5217 Airport Drive

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 263-6025

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Fort Nelson General Hospital

      Mental Health & Addictions Division

      Box 60, 5315 Liard Street

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-8105 | F: 250 774-8110

      Hrs: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

      In-community

      Fort Nelson Mental Health Centre

      Bag 1000, 5217 Airport Drive

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-7092 | F: 250 774-7096

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      CYMH

      5020 Airport Drive

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-6185

      Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society

      5012 – 49 Avenue

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-2993

    • Social workers

      Lynda Gwynn BSW RSW

      Box 1605, 4023 – 53 Avenue East

      Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

      P: 250 774-6404


  • Mobile Diabetes Clinic
    Carrier Sekani Family Services
    987 – 4th Avenue
    Prince George, BC, V2L 3H7
    P: 250 562-3591 | TFP: 1 800 889-6855
    F: 250 562-2272 | TFF: 1 888 554-7244

    BC Schizophrenia Society North East Region
    Mental Health & Addictions
    11204 – 107 Street
    Fort St. John, BC, V1J 6J7
    P: 250 261-9189 | TFP: 1 888 266-6660
    www.bcss.org