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  • Community Information

    The quiet town of Princeton is situated in the southern Okanagan Valley among the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Forestry, mining and agriculture have played key roles in shaping the community, however tourism is increasingly important to the local economy. With its scenic location amongst rivers, mountains and lakes, Princeton offers a wide range of year round outdoor recreational opportunities from skiing and snowmobiling to hiking and mountain biking.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, mining, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 2,724 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 14.3%
       18-24: 5.6%
       25-64: 55.7%
       65+: 24.4% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Okanagan

      Regional District: Okanagan – Similkameen

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 22.95

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 6 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinic
      Cascade Medical Centre
      Box 610
      Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton BC V0X 1W0
      P: 250-295-4482
      

  • A team of 5 physicians provide a full range of medical services in a 6 bed community hospital equipped with an ER, Radiology, Laboratory,

    and Health Care Centre.

    • Contact Info

      Princeton General Hospital
      Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-3233 | F: 250 295-4443
      

    • Hospital Info

      Services include:

      • Emergency Room
      • Radiology
      • Laboratory
      • Health Care Centre

      Acute Care Beds: 6

      Major Medical Centre: Transfer to Kelowna (163 km)


    • Emergency Room

      This community has a limited service Emergency Room. It does not provide any obstetric or surgical services. The ER is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits per Year: Scheduled: 980 / Unscheduled: 5,838 (2007/2008: IHA Stats)

      Travel Distance to Transfer Hospital: 163 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

      CTAS Level
      CTAS Level I (Resuscitation)
      CTAS Level II (Emergent)
      CTAS Level III (Urgent)
      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)
      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent)
      


    • Lab services

      Princeton General Hospital Lab
      Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-4414 | F: 250 295-4066
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7 am - 2 pm

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Princeton General Hospital Imaging
      Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-3233 | F: 250 295-3344
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7 am - 2 pm
      
      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

      Princeton Pharmacy
      #3 - 136 Tapton Avenue
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-7670 | F: 250 295-7650
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #2123
      Box 730, 232 Bridge Street
      Princton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-3383 | F: 250 295-3888
      

    • Extended Care

      Ridgewood Lodge (37 beds)
      Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-3211
      

    • Home Nursing

      Prenatal Home Visits
      Princeton General Hospital
      98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-4442
      
      In-community
      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 295-4442
      
      We Care Penticton
      P: 250 493-6693 | F: 250 492-3883
      

    • Dietetics

      Outpatient Nutritional Counselling
      Princeton General Hospital
      Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-3233 | F: 250 295-3344
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Services - Okanagan
      Princeton General Hospital
      Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-3133 | F: 250 295-3344
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Gilham Carol Physiotherapy Clinic
      297 McNamara
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-7904
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Princeton Alcohol & Drug Services
      Princeton General Hospital
      Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-4449
      Hrs: Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
      
      In-community
      Anchorage Drop-In Centre
      136 Vermillion Avenue
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-6936
      

    • Social workers

      Interior Health Authority
      Princeton General Hospital
      Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-4414 | F: 250 295-4066
      
      In-community
      Jamie Holloway, RSW
      Box 2249
      Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
      P: 250 295-3049
      

  • Princeton General Hospital
    Box 610, 98 Ridgewood Drive
    Princeton, BC, V0X 1W0
    P: 250 295-3233
    Services: Hep C Education and Outreach