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  • Community Information

    Located 60 kilometres south of Terrace in northwestern British Columbia, the modern port city of Kitimat was built in the 1950’s for the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan). A planned community with defined residential areas and a centralized urban core, it is home today to one of the world’s largest smelters, a pulp and paper mill, a petrochemical manufacturer and a fish hatchery. Nestled at the end of Douglas Channel, a 140 km fjord along the Alaska-Vancouver “Inside Passage”, Kitimat’s beautiful setting provides the backdrop for a unique mix of successful industry and a natural outdoor lifestyle.

    INDUSTRY:
    Pulp and paper, manufacturing, petrochemicals


    • Population

      Town Population: 9,332 (BC Stats, 2006 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 20.5%

      18-24: 11.2%

      25-64: 56.0%

      65+: 12.3% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northwest

      Regional District: Kitimat – Stikine

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 31.00


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 9, Specialty Practice: 3 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics

      City Centre Medical Clinic

      284 City Centre

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 1T6

      P: 250 632-6131

      Kitamaat Village Health Centre

      Box 1041

      Kitamaat Village, BC, V0T 2B0

      P: 250 639-9361 | F: 250 632-3686


  • The Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre is a 31 acute care bed unit with medical/paediatric and surgical/obstetrical wards.


    • Contact Info

      Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre

      920 Lahakas Blvd.

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 1E2

      P: 250 632-2121 | F: 250 632-8726

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


    • Hospital Info

      The Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre is a 31 acute care bed unit with medical/paediatric and surgical/obstetrical wards. Facilities include an outpatient-emergency department, case room, operating room units, physiotherapy, radiology and laboratory departments, as well as a 20 bed facility with 36 residential care beds attached as Mountainview Lodge.

      Community services include home support and home nursing care and long-term care case management. Seven general practitioners practice in Kitimat, one of whom provides anesthesia. Other resident physicians in Kitimat include a full-time anesthetist and a general surgeon.

      Kitimat General Hospital is also the regional orthopaedic centre and an orthopaedic surgeon provides services to the area from Kitimat. Twice-weekly visiting services are provided by an internist as well as once-weekly service by a urologist and ENT surgeon.

      Specialists in dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, and radiology visit on a monthly basis.

      Acute Care Beds: 31

      Major Medical Care: Prince George (634 km)


    • Emergency Room

      There is a full-service Emergency Room in this community. It is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 12,261 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 634 km to Prince George

    • Maternity

      This community provides Caesarian Section services


    • Lab services

      Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre Lab

      920 Lahakas Blvd

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 1E2

      P: 250 632-8372

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Phlebotomy 8 am – 3 pm

    • Blood Bank

      This community has a blood bank


    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre Imaging

      920 Lahakas Blvd

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 1E2

      P: 250 632-8333

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Ultrasound

      This community has ultrasound imaging services

      CT

      This community has CT imaging services

      Additional Services

      Mammography, Echocardiography, Bone Densitometry



    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.


    • Pharmacy

      Overwaitea Pharmacy #34

      535 Mountainview Square

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 2N1

      P: 250 632-7262 | F: 250 632-5193

      Shoppers Drug Mart #2260

      120 City Centre

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 1T6

      P: 250 632-6177 | F: 250 632-6023

    • Extended Care

      Mountain View Lodge (36 beds)

      Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre

      920 Lahakas Blvd

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 1E2

      P: 250 632-8372


    • Home Nursing

      Home Care Nursing Program

      Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre

      920 Lahakas Blvd

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 2S3

      P: 250 631-4234

      In-community

      Gya’Wa’Tlaab Healing Centre

      Box 1101, 322 Haisla

      Kitamaat Village, BC, V0T 2B0

      P: 250 639-9361 | TFP: 1 888 842-4752

      www.haisla.ca

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Centre

      Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre

      920 Lahakas Blvd

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 2S3

      P: 250 632-8315

      In-community

      Haisla Nation Kitamatt Village

      Box 1041

      Kitamaat Village, BC, V8C 2G9

      P: 250 639-9361 | F: 250 632-3686


    • Physiotherapy

      Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre

      920 Lahakas Blvd

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 2S3

      P: 250 632-2121


    • Occupational therapy

      In-community

      Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy – Children

      Kitimat Child Development Centre

      1515 Kingfisher Street

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 1S5

      P: 250 632-3144 ext. 60 | F: 250 632-3120


    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Kitimat Mental Health & Addiction Services

      Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre

      920 Lahakas Boulevard

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 2S3

      P: 250 632-3181 ext. 2

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      In-community

      CYMH Kitimat

      795 South Lahakas Boulevard

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 2S3

      P: 250 632-7256

      Gya’Wa’Tlaab Healing Centre

      Box 1101, 322 Haisla

      Kitamaat Village, BC, V0T 2B0

      P: 250 639-9361 | TFP: 1 888 842-4752

      www.haisla.ca

      Kermode Friendship Society ACYMH

      #4, 528 Mountainview Square

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 2N2

      P: 250 632-5022 | F: 250 632-5028

      www.kermode-fs.ca


    • Social workers

      In-community

      Gya’Wa’Tlaab Healing Centre

      Box 1101, 322 Haisla

      Kitamaat Village, BC, V0T 2B0

      P: 250 639-9361 | TFP: 1 888 842-4752

      www.haisla.ca

      Ministry of Children and Family Development

      795 South Lahakas Boulevard

      Kitimat, BC, V8C 1G2

      P: 250 632-7256

      Ministry of Children and Family Development

      400 – 4545 Lazelle Avenue

      Terrace, BC, V8G 4E1

      P: 250 638-2330 | F: 250 638-2341


  • Healthy Babies
    Pregnancy Outreach Program
    Kitimat Child Development Centre
    1515 Kingfisher Street
    Kitimat, BC, V8C 1S5
    P: 250 632-3144 ext. 60 | F: 250 632-3120

    Continuing Care – Northwest Health Clinic
    3412 Kalum Street
    Terrace, BC, V8G 4T2
    P: 250 638-2272

    Canadian Diabetes Association
    (request Terrace, BC educator)
    TFP: 1 800 226-8464

    Northwest Community Health Services Society
    920 Lahakas Blvd.
    Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H9
    P: 250 632-3181

    Northwest Counselling Centre
    540 Mountainview Square
    Kitimat, BC, V8C 2N2
    P: 250 632-6400

    Tamitik Status of Women Association – Outreach Worker
    Dunmore Place
    350 – 370 City Centre
    Kitimat, BC, V8C 1T6
    P: 250 632-8787 | F: 250 632-2022

    BC Schizophrenia Society
    Mental Health and Addictions
    P: 250 635-8206 | TFP: 1 866 326-7877
    www.bcss.org