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  • Community Information

    Prince Rupert is the largest city in northwestern British Columbia and a gateway to the Queen Charlotte Islands, the famed “Inside Passage” and smaller towns in the area. Amidst fjords, rain forests, lagoons and sandy beaches. Prince Rupert is surprisingly cosmopolitan with all the modern conveniences of a larger city, including a performing arts centre, restaurants and a lively nightlife. Prince Rupert is recognized as one of the world’s leading ports, exporting billions of dollars in coal, grain, lumber and potash every year. Fishing, forestry and tourism are also mainstays of the economy. Recreation activities around the protected waterways of the island-studded northwest coast include boating, wildlife viewing, ocean sport fishing, kayaking and whale watching.

    INDUSTRY:
    World port, forestry, fishing, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 12,508 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 23.2%
       18-24: 11.4%
       25-64: 53.6%
       65+: 11.8% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures) 

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northwest

      Regional District: Skeena-Queen Charlotte

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 35.00

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 19, Speciality Practice: 6 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics
      Prince Rupert Community Health
      300 - 3rd Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L4
      P: 250 622-6380 | F: 250 622-6391
      
      Casey Medical Clinic
      320 - 2nd Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2G6
      P: 250 624-4114
      
      Second Avenue Medical Clinic
      330 - 2nd Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G6
      P: 250 624-5500
      
      Large Clinic
      219 - 2 Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G4
      P: 250 624-9651
      
      Metlakatla Health Station
      Box 459, Tsimpsean 2 North Part
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3R2
      P: 250 628-3234 | F: 250 628-9205
      

    • Contact Info

      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 624-2171 | F: 250 624-2195
      

    • Hospital Info

      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital is a 24 bed facility offering a full-range of services including diagnostics, ultrasound, CAT scan, surgery, emergency, day care, acute care, and extended care with additional services such as diabetes education, healthy heart and rehabilitation programs.

      There are 15 general practitioners in the community and seven specialists in the areas of pediatrics, radiology, obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, podiatry and orthopedics. Visiting specialists provide other specialties from time to time.

      Other facilities include the Acropolis Manor and Prince Rupert Community Health.

      Acute Care Beds: 24

      Major Medical Centre: Transfer to Prince George (722 km)

      Intensive Care Unit: Yes, this community has an ICU that is a combination of an intensive care unity (ICU) and an Emergency Room (ER)

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community which functions as a combined ER/Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It provides additional thrombolization for heart (but not stroke). It is open 24/7

      Number of Visits Per Year: 27,492 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 722 km to Prince George

    • Anaesthetics

      This community provides anaesthesia services.

    • Surgery

      This community provides surgical services

    • Maternity

      This community provides Caesarian Section services.

    • Lab services

      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital Lab

      1305 Summit Avenue

      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6

      P: 250 622-6173

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8 am – 6 pm

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital Lab
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 622-6172
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm
      
      Ultrasound 
      There are ultrasound imaging services in this community.
      
      CT 
      There are CT imaging services in this community.
      
      Additional Services
      Mammography, Echocardiography
      

    • BC Ambulance

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

    • Pharmacy

      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital Pharmacy
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 624-6243 | F: 250 622-6241
      
      Overwaitea Foods & Drugs #70
      841 - 3rd Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1M7
      P: 250 624-9032 | F: 250 624-9055
      
      Safeway Food & Drug Pharmacy #78
      200 - 2nd Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G5
      P: 250 627-8129 | F: 250 627-4971
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      600 - 3rd Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1M2
      P: 250 624-9656 | F: 250 624-9834
      

    • Extended Care

      Prince Rupert Hospital Extended Care
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 624-2171
      
      In-community 
      Acropolis Manor (61 beds)
      1325 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 4C1
      P: 250 627-8497
      

    • Home Nursing

      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
      4th Floor, 1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 622-6313

    • Dietetics

      Nutrition Counselling
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 622-6256 | F: 250 622-6521
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Centre
      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 624-2171 | F: 250 624-2195

    • Physiotherapy

      Rehabilitation Services
      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 624-2171 | F: 250 624-2195
      
      In-community 
      Prince Rupert Physiotherapy Clinic
      1546 India Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2Y2
      P: 250 624-3399

    • Occupational therapy

      Rehabilitation Services
      Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 624-2171 | F: 250 624-2195
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health and Addictions Counselling
      1305 Summit Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
      P: 250 771-5577 | F: 250 771-5579
      
      In-community
      Metlakatla Health Station
      Box 459
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3R2
      P: 250 628-3234 | F: 250 628-9205
      
      Prince Rupert Mental Health & Addictions
      300 - 3rd Avenue
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L4
      P: 250 622-6310
      
      CYMH 
      #580, 309 - 2nd Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3T1
      P: 250 624-7594
      
      Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert
      744 Fraser Street
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1P9
      P: 250 627-1717 xt. 34
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm
      
      Northwest Band Family CounsellingKermode Friendship Society ACYMH
      #6, 222 - 3rd Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V7J 1L1
      P: 250 635-4906 | F: 250 635-3013
      www.kermode-fs.ca

    • Social workers

      Northern Health Authority
      300 - 3 Avenue West
      Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L4
      P: 250 624-7480

  • New Beginnings Pregnancy Outreach Program
    Prince Rupert Community Enrichment Society
    2041 Atlin Avenue
    Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1E9
    P: 250 624-4274 | F: 250 624-4374
    Hrs: Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am - 5 pm
    

    Services: Providing pre- and post-natal health, labour and delivery information, benefits of breastfeeding, infant development and growth, nutrition for the expectant mom and her baby and existing community resources.

    BC Schizophrenia Society
    P: 250 635-8206 | TFP: 1 866 326-7877
    www.bcss.org
    
    North Coast Transition Society
    Stopping Violence Against Women Counseling Services
    #8, 222 - 3rd Avenue West
    Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L1
    P: 250 627-4793