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  • Community Information

    Situated in the northern wilderness of British Columbia is the prosperous city of Fort St. James. Boasting one of the oldest and most successful forestry industries in the province, Fort St. James is surrounded by mountains and a 300 km network of forests, lakes and rivers. Fishing, boating and skiing are favourite pastimes for residents. The Murray Ridge Ski Hill, located nearby, features North America’s longest t-bar ski lift, as well as, several cross country trails.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 4,757 (BC Stats, 2006 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 25.5%

      18-24: 10.1%

      25-64: 51.8%

      65+: 12.7% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures for Nechako)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northern Interior

      Regional District: Bulkley – Nechako

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 36.60

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 5 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics

      Fort St. James Medical Clinic

      Box 1149

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-8291

      Nak’azdli Health Centre

      Box 1238

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-7400 | F: 250 996-2262

      Tl’azt’en Health Centre

      Box 1899

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 648-3350 | TFP: 1 866 648-3294 | F: 250 648-3286

  • The Stuart Lake Hospital supports the local community in the area of Stuart Lake/Fort St. James. Many services are shared with and referred to the larger hospital in Vanderhoof.

    • Contact Info

      Stuart Lake Hospital

      Box 1060, 600 Stuart Drive East

      Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-8201 | F: 250 996-8777

      http://stuartnechako.ca/fort-st-james/community/hospitals1/

    • Hospital Info

      Stuart Lake Hospital is a 12 bed hospital that includes maternity, medicine and emergency services.

      There is an on-site laboratory and pharmacy that delivers some services while others are met by Vanderhoof or the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George.

      Acute Care Beds: 6

      Extended Care Beds: 6

      Major Medical Centre: Prince George (157 km)

    • Emergency Room

      There is a limited service Emergency Room in this community that is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 7,302 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel distance to transfer hospital (km): 157 km to Prince George

    • Lab services

      Stuart Lake Hospital Lab

      Box 1060, 600 Stuart Drive East

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-8201 ext. 2253 | F: 250 996-8777

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 11:45 am

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      Stuart Lake Hospital Diagnostics

      Box 1060, 600 Stuart Drive East

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-8201 ext. 2228 | F: 250 996-8777

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 11:45 am

      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

      There is a pharmacy in the hospital.

      In-community

      Lakeside Pharmacy

      Box 760, 382 Stuart Drive East

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-7202 | F: 250 996-7366

    • Extended Care

      Stuart Lake Hospital (6 beds)

      Box 1060, 600 Stuart Drive East

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-8201 | F: 250 996-8777

    • Home Nursing

      Stuart Lake Hospital

      600 Stuart Drive East

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-8201 | F: 250 996-8777

      Hrs: 24/7

      In-community

      Fort St. James Health Unit

      250 Stuart Drive

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 567-2013 ext. 6282

    • Dietetics

      Stuart Lake Hospital

      Box 1060, 600 Stuart Drive East

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-8201 | F: 250 996-8777

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      In-community

      Tl’azt’en Nation

      Diabetes Educators

      Box 670

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 648-3212 | F: 250 648-3250

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      In-community

      Fort Alcohol & Drug Services Society

      140 Stewart Drive

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-8411

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Nechako Valley Community Services Society

      Sitka Building, 349 Stewart Drive

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-7645

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Adventures in Recovery Counselling & Consulting

      TFP: 1 888 613-2667

      Nak’azdli Health Centre

      Box 1238, 284 Kwah Road

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-7400 | F: 250-996-2262

      Hrs: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

      www.nakazdli.ca

    • Social workers

      In-community

      Nezul be Hunuyeh Child and Family Services

      Box 1180, 700 Stuart Drive

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-6806 | TFP: 1 866 996-0015 | F: 250 996-6977

      Nak’azdli Health Centre

      Box 1238, 284 Kwah Road

      Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0

      P: 250 996-7400 | F: 250-996-2262

      www.nakazdli.ca

  • Fort St. James Health Unit
    #121 – 250 Stewart Drive
    Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0
    P: 250 996-7178
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. By appointment or drop-in if a nurse is available.
    Services Available: STI testing, treatment and counselling, HIV counselling, testing and referral, pregnancy testing counselling and referral, birth control information, emergency contraception, pap smears and breast exams, needle exchange, health information.

    BC Schizophrenia Society Northern Interior Region
    Mental Health & Addictions
    Prince George Office
    Box 504, 1117 – 6th Avenue
    Prince George, BC, V2L 4S6
    P: 250 561-803 | TFP: 1 888 561-8055 | F: 250 562-8015
    www.bcss.org

    Fireweed Collective Society
    Violence Against Women Counseling Services
    209 – 349 West Stuart Drive
    Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0
    P: 250 996-8081