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  • Community Information

    The scenic village of Nakusp is located between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains overlooking Arrow Lake in the Kootenays. Established over 100 years ago, it has a long history of logging and mining with forestry as the predominant industry today. The Arrow lakes and surrounding area have much to offer in the way of recreational pursuits, from beautiful scenery and relaxing hot springs to terrific golf and fishing, excellent hiking trails and a multitude of other outdoor and indoor activities. Residents enjoy a rural lifestyle with easy access to larger centers.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,524 (BC Stats, 2006 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 17.4%

      18-24: 7.7%

      25-64: 53.5%

      65+: 21.4% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures for Arrow Lakes)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Services Delivery Area: Kootenay Boundary

      Regional District: Central Kootenay

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 27.40

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 5 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinic
      Saddle Mountain Medical Clinic
      Box 159, 84 Broadway Street
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-3622
      

  • Nakusp Health Centre

    Box 315, 611 Broadway Street West

    Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0

    P: 250 265-3608 | F: 250 265-3104

    Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Arrow Lakes Hospital is a well equipped, well maintained 30 bed hospital with a Residential Unit – Minto House. Ceiling lifts in all residential rooms.

    The hospital is generously supported by the Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation and the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary.

    • Contact Info

      Arrow Lakes Hospital
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-3622 | F: 250 265-4435
      

    • Hospital Info

      The inpatient acuity is relatively low, as is the acuity for most of our emergency visits. About 20% of ER patients from trauma (heli-skiing, logging, MVAs) or medical emergencies (cardiac, neuro, vascular) requiring transport to higher level care.

      There is a helipad on site, supported by Critical Care Transport system.

      Services include:

      • 24/7 Emergency Department coveragev
      • Mental Health & Addictions
      • Public Health
      • Home Care
      • Long Term Care Case Managementv
      • 24/7 laboratory/x-ray coverage
      • Physiotherapy
      • Occupational Therapy

      Visiting Specialists include: orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry

      Major Medical Centre: Transfer to Kelowna (239 km)


    • Emergency Room

      This community has a full-service Emergency Room that is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits per Year: Scheduled: 2,167 / Unscheduled: 2,776 (2007/2008: IHA Stats)

      Number of Emergency Care Beds: 6

      Travel Distance to Transfer Hospital: 239 km to Kelowna


    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CAEP Classification

      Description Level 4 – Facility with inpatient beds. May be optional services i.e. obstetrics, definitive for appropriate conditions, stabilization and transfer to another facility as required, open 24/7

    • Maternity

      Midwives from Nelson service this area.

      Kootenay Community Midwives
      823 Baker Street
      Nelson, BC, V1L 4J8
      P: 250 354-3884
      
      Arrow Lakes Hospital Lab 97 - 1st Avenue NE Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0 P: 250 265-3622 | F: 250 265-5226 Hrs: Mon-Fri 8 am - 2 pm

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray 
      Arrow Lakes Hospital Imaging
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-3622 | F: 250 265-5226
      
      CT 
      There are CT imaging services in this community.
      
      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

      Peoples Pharmacy #321
      Box 279, 88 Broadway Street
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-2228 | F: 250 265-2218
      

    • Extended Care

      Minto House (14 beds)
      Arrow Lakes Hospital
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-3622 | F: 250 265-5226
      

    • Home Nursing

      Arrow Lakes Hospital 
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-3622 | F: 250 265-5226
      
      In-community
      We Care Vernon
      P: 250 542-9717 | F: 250 545-9729
      
      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 265-3608
      

    • Dietetics

      Outpatient Nutritional Counselling
      Arrow Lakes Hospital
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-3622 | F: 250 265-5226
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetic Educator
      Arrow Lakes Hospital
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-5225 | F: 250 265-5226
      
      In-community
      See Outreach Clinics for details.
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Arrow Lakes Hospital 
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-5225 | F: 250 265-5226
      

    • Occupational therapy

      Arrow Lakes Hospital 
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-5225 | F: 250 265-5226
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Arrow & Slocan Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-5253 | F: 250 265-5226
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

    • Social workers

      Arrow & Slocan Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services
      97 - 1st Avenue NE
      Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
      P: 250 265-5253 | F: 250 265-5226
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

  • Ankors AIDS Network
    #46 - 17th Avenue South
    Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5A8
    P: 250 426-3383 | F: 250 426-3221
    www.ankors.bc.ca
    
    Mental Health Outreach
    Arrow Lakes Hospital
    97 - 1st Avenue NE
    Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
    P: 250 265-3622 | F: 250 265-5226
    
    Canadian Diabetes Association
    Nakusp & District Branch
    1589 Sutherland Avenue
    Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5Y7
    P: 250 762-9447
    www.diabetes.ca
    
    Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services
    Violence Against Women Counseling Services
    205 - 6th Avenue NW
    Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
    P: 250 265-3674 ext. 210
    

  • Saddle Mountain Medical Clinic
    PO Box 159
    Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0
    P: 250 265-3694 | F: 250 265-3050
    
    Physician Site Coordinator
    Dr. Norman Lea