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  • Community Information

    The town of Houston is located in the heart of the Bulkley Valley in northern British Columbia, halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. It is both a wilderness and an industrial hub. Forestry and mineral explorations have contributed to the area’s economy, as has tourism in recent years. The community of Houston was built by people of diverse backgrounds including both East Indian and Dutch descent. It is know for its steelhead fishing, just one of many exhilarating outdoor recreational opportunities here.

    INDUSTRY:
    Manufacturing, tourism, outdoor recreation


    • Population

      Town Population: 3,147 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 24.5%

      18-24: 11.1%

      25-64: 52.9%

      65+: 11.5% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northwest

      Regional District: Bulkley – Nechako

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 34.20


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 3 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinic

      Dr. Peter J. Morry Inc.

      Box 930, #113 – 3429 – 10 Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2515


  • The Houston Health Centre prides itself in providing individualized friendly service. The small family-like setting is a great place to work and provides many challenges and learning opportunities due to the variety of experiences available.


    • Contact Info

      Houston Health Centre

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2294 | F: 250 845-2259

      Hrs: Mon-Sun 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

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


    • Health Centre Info

      Houston Health Centre is a unique facility that supports many services:

      • Urgent Care and Outpatient Services
      • Public Health
      • Home and Community Care
      • ADP Program
      • Mental Health and Addictions
      • Private Physiotherapy Clinic
      • Child and Infant Development Programs
      • Women’s Health Clinic

      The Health Centre provides space for many community groups, such as Club House, a support group learning life skills and moms and tots, a weekly support and social group for new mothers.

      Extended Care Beds: 6

    • Emergency Room

      There is a limited service Emergency Room in this community. It is open from 8:30 am – 8:30 pm, daily.

      Number of Visits per Year: 4,238 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 310 km to Prince George

    • Lab services

      Houston Health Centre Lab

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2294 | F: 250 845-2259

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:45 am – 12:45 pm

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      Houston Health Centre Imaging

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2294 | F: 250 845-2259

      Hrs: Mon, Weds, Fri 10 am – 4 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, including Air Ambulance services.


    • Pharmacy

      Pharmasave #32

      3429 – 10th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-3700 | F: 250 845-3750

    • Extended Care

      Houston Health Centre (6 beds)

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2294 | F: 250 845-2259

      Cottonwood Manor (21 beds)

      Houston Lions Senior Citizen Home Society

      2261 Copeland Avenue

      Houston, BC, VOJ 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2264

    • Home Nursing

      Houston Health Centre

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 847-6430 | F: 250 845-2259

      Hrs: Mon-Sun 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

    • Dietetics

      Houston Health Centre

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2294 | F: 250 845-2259

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Houston Health Centre

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2294 | F: 250 845-2259

    • Physiotherapy

      Houston Health Centre

      Physiotherapy Clinic

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-2294 | F: 250 845-2259

      In-community

      Total Physiotherapy

      3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-5953

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health & Addiction Services

      Houston Health Centre

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-5964

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Houston Community Services

      3429 – 10th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-3484

      Hrs: Mon-Thurs 9 am – 4 pm

    • Social workers

      Houston Health Centre

      Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street

      Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0

      P: 250 845-5964 | F: 250 845-2259


  • Preschooler Health Day Circuit
    Houston Health Centre
    Provided by: Northern Health
    Box 538, 3202 – 14th Street
    Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0
    P: 250 845-2294

    Houston Pregnancy Outreach Program
    Houston Friendship Centre
    Box 640, 3398 – 11th Street
    Houston, BC, V0J 1Z2
    P: 250 845-2131 | F: 250 845-2136
    www.nfcs.ca

    BC Schizophrenia Society
    Mental Health & Addictions
    Box 3603, 3815 Railway Avenue
    Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0
    P: 250 847-9779 | TFP: 1 888 847-9779
    www.bcss.org