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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. Lund Dr. H. Nell