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  • Community Information

    Situated roughly in the central interior of Vancouver Island at the end of a long narrow inlet, Port Alberni is one of the few ports on the West Coast that provides shelter against some of the powerful Pacific weather systems. Blessed with a moderate climate, it harbours both commercial fishing vessels and pleasure craft. The history of Port Alberni is linked to the forestry industry, however in recent years tourism and high tech industries have played an increasingly important role in the economy. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, hiking, scuba diving, golfing, kayaking and windsurfing.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, high tech, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 17,743 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population :

      0-17: 19.4%

      18-24: 9.4%

      25-64: 53.7%

      65+: 17.5% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Central Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Alberni-Clayoquot

      Rural Designation: RSA communities

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 12.60


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 29 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics

      Alberni Medical Building

      3855 – 9th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4T9

      P: 250 723-3561

      Alberni Family Medical Clinic

      4711 B Elizabeth Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 6M1

      P: 250 723-3211


  • West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) is a 52 bed acute care facility located on central Vancouver Island in the city of Port Alberni.


    • Contact Info

      West Coast General Hospital

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 723-2135 | F: 250 724-8816


    • Hospital Info

      Services for this hospital include:

      • diagnostic imaging services
      • Emergency services, including a Psychiatric Crisis Team (5 stretchers bays, 6 monitors + 1 chair (IV therapy, fast track), a psychiatric interview room)
      • Intensive care unit (3 beds, a negative pressure room, a nurse, a respiratory therapist (1 day a week), 3 internists)
      • trauma room
      • gynecology room
      • cast room

      In-Patient Services include:

      • anaesthesia
      • general surgery (2 operating room theatres and endoscopy suite)
      • urology
      • internal medicine
      • paediatrics
      • radiology
      • pathology
      • obstetrics/gynecology

      Hrs: Mon-Sun, 6:30 am to 11:30 pm including statutory holidays. A technologist is on-call for all hours not staffed for emergencies.

      Laboratory Services include:

      • clinical chemistry
      • hematology/coagulation
      • blood bank
      • specimen procurement
      • electrocardiography

      Medical/Surgical Services include:

      • 4 labor/delivery/post partum rooms
      • 45 bed mixed medical/surgical unit
      • post-operative surgical care
      • medical care
      • palliative care
      • pediatrics
      • sub acute psychiatry services

      Outpatient Services include:

      • physiotherapy
      • diabetes education
      • nutrition services
      • Internal Medicine Clinic
      • laboratory

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Acute Care Beds: 52

      Extended Care Beds: 32

      Major Medical Centre: Transfer to Nanaimo (80 km)


    • Emergency Room

      This community has a full service Emergency Room with 6 stretcher bays; a resuscitation room; 5 monitors; a recliner chair; a gynecology room; a psychiatric assessment/ family support room and a cast room. It is open 24/7.

      Number of Emergency Care Beds: 5

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 80 km to Nanaimo


    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CTAS Level

      CTAS Level III (Urgent)

      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)

    • Maternity

      This community provides Caesarian Section services.


    • Lab services

      West Coast General Hospital

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 721-1370 | F: 250 724-8816

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

      In-community

      LifeLabs Laboratory Testing Services

      4565 Wallace Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 3Y3

      P: 250 723-2312


    • Blood Bank

      This community has a blood bank.


    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      West Coast General Hospital

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 721-1370 | F: 250 724-8816

      Hrs: Mon-Fri (services after hours on-call)

      Ultrasound

      This community has ultrasound imaging services Mon-Fri.

      CT

      This community has CT imaging services three days a week.

      Additional Services

      Fluoroscopy, Mammography, PACS (Mon-Fri)



    • BC Ambulance

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


    • Pharmacy

      West Coast General Hospital Pharmacy

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 724-8823 | F: 250 724-8803

      In-community

      Alberni Pharmacy

      Unit 6 – 4565 Wallace Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 3Y3

      P: 250 723-8570 | F: 250 723-8578

      Drugstore Pharmacy #8584

      3455 Johnston Road

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8K1

      P: 250 723-1624 | F: 250 723-1787

      Medicine Shoppe #253

      “B” 4833 Southgate Road

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 5K5

      P: 250 723-4940 | F: 250 723-4924

      Safeway Food & Drug – Pharmacy #39

      3756 – 10th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4W6

      P: 250 723-6204 | F: 250 723-1664

      Shoppers Drug Mart #244

      3717 – 10th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4W5

      P: 250 723-7387 | F: 250 723-0686

      Shoppers Drug Mart #2248

      9th Avenue Medical Center

      #1, 3855 – 9th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4T9

      P: 250 723-6641 | F: 250 724-3521

      Somass Drug Store Ltd

      5057 Southgate Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 5K3

      P: 250 723-9323 | F: 250 723-8221

      Wal-mart Pharmacy #1018

      3355 Johnston Road

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8K1

      P: 250 720-0916 | F: 250 720-0926

    • Extended Care

      West Coast General Hospital (32 beds)

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 721-1370 | F: 250 724-8816

      In-community

      Echo Village

      4200 – 10th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4X3

      P: 250 724-1090

      Fir Park Village

      4411 Wallace Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7Y5

      P: 250 724-6541

      Tsawaayuus-Rainbow Gardens

      6151 Russell Place

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 724-5655

      Westhaven WCGH

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 723-2135


    • Home Nursing

      Home and Community Care of Port Alberni

      4259 – 6th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4N1

      P: 250 731-1313

      We Care Nanaimo

      P: 1 877 756-3388 | F: 250 740-0062


    • Dietetics

      Outpatient Nutrition

      West Coast General Hospital

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 721-1370 | F: 250 724-8816

      In-community

      Lucy Liu

      4718 Gertrude Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 6K5

      P: 250 730-1569


    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education

      West Coast General Hospital

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 721-1370 | F: 250 724-8816

      In-community

      Nuu-chah-nulth Community and Health Services

      Diabetes Program Coordinator

      Box 1383

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M2

      P: 250 726-4230 | F: 250 724-6642

      www.nuuchahnulth.org

    • Physiotherapy

      West Coast General Hospital

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 724-8812 | F: 250 724-8816

      In-community

      Port Alberni Physiotherapy

      3855 – 9th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4T9

      P: 250 723-5112

      Pacific Rim Physiotherapist

      5050 Strathern Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 3E3

      P: 250 723-5333

      Rehabilitation In Motion

      2996 – 2nd Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 1Z2

      P: 250 723-9675

      Alberni Chiropractic Services Inc.

      4533 Gertrude Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 6J9

      P: 250 723-3933


    • Occupational therapy

      West Coast General Hospital

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 724-8812 | F: 250 724-8816


    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health & Addiction Services

      West Coast General Hospital

      3949 Port Alberni Highway

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S1

      P: 250 721-1370 | F: 250 724-8816

      In-community

      Port Alberni Mental Health & Addictions

      4780 Roger Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 3Z2

      P: 250 731-1311 | F: 250 731-1312

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      CYMH Port Alberni

      4088 – 8th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 1B4

      P: 250 720-2650

      CMHA

      Port Alberni Branch

      New Horizons Centre

      3178 – 2nd Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4C3

      P: 250 724 7199 | F: 250 724 5635

      Kackaamin Family Development Centre

      7830 Beaver Creek Road

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8N3

      P: 250 723-7789 | F: 250-723-5926

      www.kackaamin.org

      Garnett House (3 beds)

      Port Alberni Mental Health & Addictions

      P: 250 724-3554

      Port Alberni Friendship Center

      3555 – 4th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4H3

      P: 250 723-8281 | F: 250 723-1877

      www.pafriendshipcenter.com

      Nuu-chah-nulth Community and Health Services

      Child & Youth Mental Health

      Box 1383, 5001 Mission Road

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M2

      P: 250 724-0202

      www.nuuchahnulth.org


    • Social workers

      Alberni Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Society

      4260A – 10th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4X3

      P: 250 724-6166 | F: 778 421-0465

      Ministry of Children and Family Development

      4088 – 8th Avenue

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S4

      P: 250 387-7027 | TFP: 877 387-7027

      Hupacasath First Nation Band

      Box 221, 5500 Ahahswinis Drive

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8J9

      P: 250 724-4041 | F: 250 724-1232

      Usma Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council

      Box 1383, 500D Mission Road

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M2

      P: 250 724-3232 | F: 250 723-6017

      Island Health Authority

      4711 Elizabeth Street

      Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 6M1

      P: 250 723-0557


  • Outreach Support Services
    Alberni Community & Women’s Services Society
    3082 – 3rd Avenue
    Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 2A5
    P: 250 724-7111

    Port Alberni Health Unit
    4227 – 6th Avenue
    Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4N1
    P: 250 731-1315
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm. Call for appointment
    Services: STI testing/screening, STI treatment, drug treatment, HIV testing.

    Port Alberni Early Years Program
    Pregnancy Outreach Program
    4227 – 6th Avenue
    Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4N1
    P: 250 731-1315 | F: 250 731-1316

    Nuu-chah-nulth Community and Health Services
    Mother’s Support Outreach
    Box 1383, 5001 Mission Road
    Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M2
    P: 250 724-0202 | F: 250 723-0463
    www.nuuchahnulth.org

    • Practice Site Information

      West Coast Medical Centre

      3949 Maple Way

      Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0B2

      P: 250 723-3581

      9th Ave Medical Clinic

      3855 9th Ave

      Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4T9

      P: 250 723-6213

      Physician Site Coordinator

      Dr. Damian White

    • Preceptor Physicians

      Dr. Damian White

      Dr. D. DePape

      Dr. R. Lundv

      Dr. H. Nell