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  • Community Information

    The village of New Denver is located in the West Kootenay region of south eastern British Columbia on beautiful Slocan Lake in view of the spectacular peaks of Valhalla Mountains. With several flourishing industries in the area, New Denver is home to a wide variety of shops and services. Residents take pride in their gardens and enjoy the community’s many recreational opportunities including cross country and downhill skiing, golfing, fishing, hiking, swimming and boating.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 504 (BC Stats, 2011 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 Service Delivery Area: Kootenay Boundary

      Regional District: Central Kootenay

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 32.20


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 2 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinic

      New Denver Medical Clinic
      Slocan Community Health Centre
      Box 9, 401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7 am - 5 pm

  • The Slocan Community Health Centre has an interprofessional team which provides primary health care services to the community.

    Routine procedures and some health concerns may be handled by the primary health care nurse, who works closely with the doctors as part of the interdisciplinary team. There is also a public health nurse, a diabetic educator, and a mental health counsellor on the team.

    • Contact Info

      Slocan Community Health Centre
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7 am - 5 pm

    • Hospital Info

      Services:

      • Continuing Care & Home Support
      • Emergency Department
      • Diabetic Education
      • Foot Care
      • Heart Health
      • Massage Therapy
      • Occupational Therapy
      • On-site Lab, X-ray & ECG
      • Residential Care
      • Respiratory Therapy
      • Smoking Cessation

      The interdisciplinary team at the Slocan Community Health Centre includes:

      • Family Doctors
      • Primary Health Care Nurses
      • Public Health Nurses
      • Home Care Nurses
      • Mental Health Clinicians
      • Dietitians & Nutritionists
      • Physiotherapists
      • X-ray Technicians

    • Emergency Room

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

      Number of Visits Per Year: 2,145 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel distance to nearest hospital: 292 km to Kelowna

    • Hospital 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)
      

    • Maternity

      Midwives from Kaslo, BC service this area.

      Marama Midwifery
      PO Box 1075
      Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
      P: 250 353-2213
      

    • Lab services

      Slocan Community Health Centre Lab
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911 | F: 250 358-7117
      Hrs: Tues, Fri 8 am - 10 am

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray 
      Slocan Community Health Centre Imaging
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911
      
      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.

    • Extended Care

      The Pavillion (26 beds)
      Slocan Community Health Centre
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911

    • Home Nursing

      Slocan Community Health Centre
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911
      
      In-community
      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 358-7804
      

    • Dietetics

      Nutritionists & Dietitians
      Slocan Community Health Centre
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education
      Slocan Community Health Centre
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911

    • Physiotherapy

      Rehabilitative Services
      Slocan Community Health Centre
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911

    • Occupational therapy

      Rehabilitative Services
      Slocan Community Health Centre
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7911
      
      In-community
      Scott Rookes Therapy Services
      Box 115
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7223
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      New Denver Alcohol & Drug Services
      Slocan Community Health Centre
      401 Galena Avenue
      New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0
      P: 250 358-7823

  • Kootenay Boundary Health Improvement Network
    Liver Clinic
    3 View Street
    Nelson, BC, V1L 2V1
    P: 250 354-2348
    

    Hrs: 8 am – 4 pm, every 3 months. Call for details