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  • Community Information
    A product of the silver bonanza of the 1890s, the scenic community of Kaslo is set on a delta of the Kaslo River on Kootenay Lake, between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains in southeast British Columbia. Old world charm and community spirit characterize the town with its tree lined streets and heritage houses. As the region’s first city, Kaslo has a colourful history and proudly celebrates its strong British heritage with an annual celebration for Queen Victoria’s birthday. There are several beautiful golf courses in the area, as well as hiking trails, lakes and rivers.

    INDUSTRY:
    Tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,026 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 17.2%

      18-24: 8.5%

      25-64: 55.1%

      65+: 19.1% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Kootenay Boundary

      Regional District: Central Kootenay

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 32.60

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 5 (www.cpsbc.ca)


  • The Victorian Community Health Centre of Kaslo includes residential care, adult day programs, 24/7 emergency services, some diagnostic services such as x-ray and laboratory services, and primary health services on the lower floor. Residential care (Long Term Care) has 18 permanent beds plus a respite/palliative bed. The facility also has a palliative suite made possible from donations by Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake residents.


    • Contact Info

      Victoria Community Health Centre

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738

      Hrs: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      http://find.healthlinkbc.ca/search.aspx?d=LC000178

    • Health Centre Info

      Residential Care beds: 18

      Respite/Palliative Care beds: 1 (The facility has a palliative suite made possible from donations by Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake residents.)

      Adult day programs

      Services include:

        • Blood Pressure Monitoring

       

        • Diabetic Education

       

        • Eye Examinations

       

        • Foot Care

       

        • Healthy Heart Program

       

        • Nutrition Counselling

       

        • Screening Programs (e.g. Osteoporosis)

       

        • Sexual Health Clinics

       

        • Well Baby Clinic

       

        • Women’s Health Exams

       

      Primary Health Services includes:

        • physicians

       

        • primary care nurses

       

        • continuing care nurse (home care nursing, case management and home support supervisor)

       

        • public health nurses

       

        • Pregnancy Outreach Program

       

        • Options for Sexual Health

       

        • physiotherapy

       

        • mental health

       

        • hospice

       

      At present, visiting health professionals include:

        • optometrist

       

        • foot care nurse

       

        • diabetes education team

       

        • nicotine intervention counsellor

       

        • dietician

       

      The hospital is in the process of incorporating complementary medicine practitioners. This range of health professionals ensures that you receive care in the most appropriate and efficient way possible, with referrals to outside services as needed.

    • Emergency Room

      This community has a limited service Emergency Room that provides emergency care and urgent care. It is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 1,545 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 333 km to Kelowna.

    • Health Centre CAEP and CTAS

      CAEP Classification

      Description Level 3 – Without inpatient beds, Staffed RNs and a few physicians, might provide long term care, definitive care for appropriate conditions, stabilization and transfer to another facility as required, usually not 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

      Victoria Community Health Centre

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738

      Hrs: Tues, Weds 7:30 am – 11:00 am. By appointment only.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      Victoria Community Health Centre

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738

      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

      Kaslo Drugs (1980) Ltd.

      Box 758, 403 Front Street

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2224 | F: 250 353-2336


    • Midwifery

      Lana Knoll

      Marama Midwifery

      Box 1075

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2213


    • Extended Care

      Victoria Community Health Centre (18 beds)

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2211 | F: 250 353-2738

    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office

      Victoria Community Health Centre

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738

    • Dietetics

      Outreach Nutritional Services

      Victoria Community Health Centre

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Team

      Victoria Community Health Centre

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738

    • Physiotherapy

      Rehabilitation Services

      Victoria Community Health Centre

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Kaslo Mental Health & Addictions Services

      Victoria Community Health Centre

      673 A Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738

      Hrs: Wed 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      North Kootenay Lake Community Services NKLCS

      Adult and Youth Services (CYMH)

      336 B Avenue

      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

      P: 250 353-7691

      Hrs: Wed 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


  • Kaslo Pregnancy Outreach
    North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
    Box 546
    Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
    P: 250 353-7691 | F: 250 353-7694
    http://nklcss.org/

    Mental Health Outreach Support
    Kootenay Boundary Region
    336 B Avenue
    Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
    P: 250 353-7691

    Outreach Nutritional Services
    Victoria Community Health Centre
    673 A Avenue
    Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
    P: 250 353-2291 | F: 250 353-2738