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  • Community Information

    In a quiet valley, surrounded by beautiful green mountains and lush forests, is the picturesque community of Quesnel. Located at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers, Quesnel is the commercial centre of the North Cariboo with forestry as the primary industry. With a rich history tied to the Gold Rush era, Quesnel comes to life each year in the celebration of “Billy Barker Days” featuring more than 100 sporting events, rodeos and stage shows. Residents also enjoy a broad range of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, mountain climbing, trail riding and fishing.

    Quesnel experiences a definite four-season climate with warm, relatively dry summers and cold winters lasting from November to mid-March. On average there are 90 days of measurable rainfall and 36 days of measurable snowfall each year. Weather extremes are unusual although snow may impede traffic on rural roads from time to time. The average summer temperature is 16 degrees Celsius and the average winter temperature -5 degrees.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, tourism, agriculture and transportation

    • Population

      Town Population: 10,007 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-19: 25.6%
      20-29: 11.1%
      30-64: 48.2%
      65+: 15.2%, (Source: 2006 BC Stats)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Cariboo Regional District

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 22.20

    • Practitioner + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 31 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics
      Riverside Medical Clinic
      683 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K9
      P: 250 992-2535 | F: 250 992-2539

      Fraserview Clinic
      32 – 665 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 5J5
      P: 250 992-3636 | F: 250 992-7587

      Holley Clinic

      348 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K3
      P: 250 992-2158

      Avery Clinic
      644 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K8
      P: 250 992-8321 | F: 250 992-1563

      Goldcity Walk-in Clinic
      458 Reid Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2M6
      P: 250 992-6006 | F: 250 992-6015
      Hrs: Mon-Sat 2 pm – 6 pm

      Quesnel Medical Clinic
      674A Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 992-8948 | F: 250 992-2503

  • The Northern Health Authority operates the G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital and Baker Lodge in Quesnel.

    • Contact Info

      G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 985-5600 | F: 250 992-5652

      http://careers.northernhealth.ca/Communities/NorthernInterior/Quesnel.aspx

    • Hospital Info

      Services on site include:
      internist/cardiologist
      urologist
      Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon
      2 general surgeons
      A radiologist visits weekly
      pathologists available in Prince George

      The hospital has a wide variety of specialized equipment and services, such as:

      • stress electrocardiography
      • echocardiography
      • gastroscopy
      • sigmoidoscope
      • colonoscope
      • bronchoscope
      • mammography
      • spirometry machine

      The nearest referral hospital is Prince George (121 km).

      Acute Care Beds: 31

      Extended Care Beds: 40

      Intensive Care Unit Beds: 4

      Crisis Stabilization Beds: 5

    • Emergency Room

      This community has a full-service Emergency Room. It is open 24/7. There is also an intensive care unit at this facility.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 15,089 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Emergency Beds: 5

      Intensive Care Unit Beds: 4

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 121 km to Prince George

    • Surgery

      This community has surgical services, including:
      general and urological surgery.
    • Maternity

      This facility offers Caesarian Section services.

      West Hill Midwifery
      511 Palmer Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 1N7
      P: 250 992-3988 | F: 250 992-3988
      www.westhillmidwifery.com

    • Lab services

      G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital Lab
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 991-7580
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 6 am – 6 pm, Sat 8 am – 12 pm

      In-community
      LifeLabs Laboratory Testing Services
      665 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K8
      P: 250 992-2464

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.
    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 985-5680 | F: 250 992-5652
      Hrs: Xray: Mon-Fri 7 am – 5 pm

      Ultrasound
      There are ultrasound imaging services in this community
      Hrs: Ultrasound: Mon 7:00 am – 2:42 pm, Tues-Fri 7:00 am – 4:30 pm

      CT
      There are CT imaging services in this community.

      Additional Services
      Mammography, Echocardiography, Bone Densitometry

    • BC Ambulance

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

      G.R. Bakery Memorial Hospital Pharmacy
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 985-5633 | F: 250 992-3007

      Drugstore Pharmacy #8582
      2335 Maple Drive Eeast
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J6
      P: 250 747-2812 | F: 250 747-2879

      Fraserview Pharmacy Ltd.
      #11 – 665 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K9
      P: 250 992-3822 | F: 250 992-3766

      Front Street Pharmacy
      340 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K3
      P: 250 992-9766 | F: 250 992-8776

      Good Health Pharmacy
      664 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K8
      P: 250 991-5155 | F: 250 991-0699

      Safeway Food & Drug – Pharmacy #71
      445 Reid Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2M7
      P: 250 992-6898 | F: 250 992-6147

      Save-on-Foods & Drugs #972
      #7 – 155 Malcolm Drive
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 3K2
      P: 250 992-2291 | F: 250 992-3691

      Shoppers Drug Mart # 213
      225 St. Laurent Avenue
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2C8
      P: 250 992-2214 | F: 250 992-8870

      Wal-mart Pharmacy #3199
      890 Rita Road
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J3
      P: 250 747-8655 | F: 250 747-2368

    • Nurse Practitioner

      There is a nurse practitioner in this community.
    • Extended Care

      Baker Lodge (40 beds)
      G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 985-5600 | F: 250 992-5652

      In-community
      Dunrovin Park Lodge Care Facility (71 beds)
      900 St. Laurent Avenue
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 3S3
      P: 250 985-5800

      Maple House (Dunrovin Park Lodge extension)
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 992-0600

    • Home Nursing

      G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital
      523 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 985-5600
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8 am – 4 pm

      In-community
      WeCare Prince George
      P: 250 563-3501 | F: 250 563-6448

    • Dietetics

      Nutritional Counselling
      G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 985-5657 | F: 250 983-6843

      In-community
      Tammy Raynor RNCP
      157 Brears Road South
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 4G3
      P: 250 255-1063

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Centre
      G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 985-5657

      In-community
      Canadian Diabetes Association
      1470 Fraser Highway West
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 6J1
      P: 250 992-2271

      Quesnel Tillicum Friendship Society
      Native Friendship Centre
      Aboriginal Diabetes Prevention and Awareness Program
      319 North Fraser Drive
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 1Y9
      P: 250 992-8347 | F: 250 992-5708
      www.quesnel-friendship.org

    • Physiotherapy

      In-community
      Charles Physio Ltd.
      1540 Dragon Lane Road
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 6G3
      P: 250 747-3600

    • Occupational therapy

      In-community
      Innovative Living Solutions Inc.
      337 B Jones Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2W7
      P: 250 992-2090 | F: 250 992-2093
      www.innovativelivingsolutions.com

      Quesnel and District Child Development Centre
      488 McLean Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2P2
      P: 250 992-2481 | F: 250 992-3439
      www.quesnelcdc.com

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Quesnel Unit Emergency Short Stay Treatment (QUESST) (5 beds)
      G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital
      543 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
      P: 250 985-5608

      In-community
      CYMH Quesnel
      163 Kinchant Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2R1
      P: 250 992-4267
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Quesnel Mental Health Team
      627 Walkem Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2J6
      P: 250 983-6828 | TFP: 1 866 565-2999 | F: 250 983-6825

      Quesnel Tillicum Friendship Society
      Native Friendship Centre
      319 North Fraser Drive
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 1Y9
      P: 250 992-8347 | F: 250 992-5708
      www.quesnel-friendship.org

    • Social workers

      Walmsley & Associates
      35C Vaughan Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2T1
      P: 250 992-9525 | TFF: 1 877 389-9858
      www.walmsley.ca

      Professional Counselling Resources
      Suite #2 – 462 Reid Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2M6
      P: 250 992-9525

      Quesnel Child & Youth Support
      Suite #12 – 665 Front Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 5J5
      P: 250 992-5114

      Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre
      690 Mclean Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2P6
      P: 250 992-8472

      Bayman Enterprises
      155 Malcolm Drive
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 3K2
      P: 250 992-1003

      Amata Transition House Society
      693 Mclean Street
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2P6
      P: 250 992-7321

      Quesnel Tillicum Society
      319 North Fraser
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 1Y9
      P: 250 992-8347

      Axis Family Resources
      345 St. Laurent Avenue
      Quesnel, BC, V2J 2E1
      P: 250 992-2759

  • Pacemaker Clinic – University Hospital Northern BC
    G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital
    543 Front Street
    Quesnel, BC, V2J 2K7
    P: 250 565-2439

    Quesnel Health Unit
    511 Reid Street
    Quesnel, BC, V2J 2M8
    P: 250 991-7571
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Services: STI testing, treatment and counselling, HIV counselling and testing, pregnancy testing, birth control information, immunizations, needle exchange at the Tillicum Friendship Centre.

    Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Pregnancy Outreach Program
    3rd Floor – 488 McLean Street
    Quesnel, BC, V2J 2P2
    P: 250 992-2481 | F: 250 992-3439
    www.quesnelcdc.com/healthy-mothers-babies.htm

    Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre Society
    Violence Against Women Counseling Services
    690 McLean Street
    Quesnel, BC, V2J 2P6
    P: 250 992-8472

    BC Schizophrenia Society Northern Interior Region
    Mental Health & Addictions
    Prince George Office
    Box 504, 1117 – 6th Avenue
    Prince George, BC, V2L 4S6
    P: 250 561-8033 | TFP: 1 888 561-8055 | F: 250 562-8015
    www.bcss.org