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  • Community Information

    The community of Fraser Lake is situated in the northern region of British Columbia, 162 km west of Prince George. It marks the eastern edge of the Lakes District, an area dotted with lakes, rivers, mountain ranges and valleys. The pioneer roots of the area’s history date back to the fur trade. Forestry and mining are the foundation of the local economy with tourism increasing in importance. The geography of the area around Fraser Lake creates numerous opportunities for outdoor recreational pursuites including swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, hiking, fishing, canoeing and cross-country skiing.

    Fraser Lake experiences a moderate climate with a significant amount of snowfall during the winter months. The average summer maximum temperature here is 21 degrees Celsuis, while the average winter maximum temperature is -5 degrees.

    INDUSTRY:
    Mining, logging, lumber manufacturing, ranching and tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,167 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Patient Catchment: 3,000 – 5,000

      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: BC Interior

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 36.60

    • Practitioners

      General Practitioners: 4 (www.cpsbc.ca)



    • Contact Info

      Fraser Lake Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

      130 Chowsunket Street

      Fraser Lake, BC, V0J 1S0

      P: 250 699-6225

      www.fraserlake.ca/default.aspx?PageID=1026

    • Health Centre Info

      Patients requiring standardized care are referred to the nearest hospital in Vanderhoof, 56 km east of Fraser Lake.

      For more serious conditions and acute care, patients are directed to Prince George Regional Hospital. Emergency service is available by air to Prince George.

      Referral Hospital: Prince George

    • Emergency Room

      This community has a limited service Emergency Room.

      Number of Visits per Year: 5,134 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 58 km to Vanderhoof

    • Lab Services

      Fraser Lake Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

      130 Chowsunket Street

      Fraser Lake, BC, V0J 1S0

      P: 250 699-6225

      Hours: Daytime only

    • Imaging Services

      X-Ray

      Fraser Lake Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

      130 Chowsunket Street

      Fraser Lake, BC, V0J 1S0

      P: 250 699-7742

      Hrs: Variable – call site to check (generally operates between Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

      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.

    • Pharmacy

      Fraser Lake Medicine Centre

      Box 970, 210 Chowsunket Street

      Fraser Lake, BC, V0J 1S0

      P: 250 699-0075 | F: 250 699-0070

      Fraser Lake Rexall Drug Store #7107

      Box 640, 111 Chowsunket Street

      Fraser Lake, BC, V0J 1S0

      P: 250 699-6204 | F: 250 699-8965

    • Home Nursing

      Fraser Lake Community Health Centre

      130 Chowsunket Street

      Fraser Lake, BC, V0J 1S0

      P: 250 567-2013 ext. 6282 | F: 250 699-6987

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • Fraser Lake Community Health Centre
    130 Chowsunket Road
    Fraser Lake, BC, V0J 1S0
    P: 250 699-7742
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Call for appointment

    Outreach services provided by 3 clinicians through the Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services each Wednesday.

    Nechako Valley Community Services Society in Vanderhoof sends counsellors two days a week.

    BC Schizophrenia Society Northern Interior Region

    Mental Health & Addictions
    Prince George Office
    Box 504, 1117 – 6th Avenue
    Prince George, BC, V2L 4S6
    P: 250 561-8033 | TFP: 1 888 561-8055 | F: 250 562-8015
    www.bcss.org