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  • Community Information

    Salmon Arm is located in the Shuswap Lake area. It is the largest city in the Shuswap area. Salmon Arm first started as a railway camp during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), later developing into a logging, farming and dairy centre. Salmon Arm is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, clean waterways, provincial parks and an abundance of green space. It has a mild, yet distinct four season climate, and superior year-round recreational amenities. The area boasts abundant art and craft work of various cultures, including aboriginal selections.

    Salmon Arm’s economy is a diverse mixture of forestry, agriculture, tourism commerce and manufacturing. A growing industry in the Salmon Arm area is the ever-popular agri-tourism. These farms includes wineries, berry farms, orchards, artisan cheese, dairy farms, corn fields, pumpkin and gourd patches, canning and cider pressing, petting zoos and much more.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, agriculture, tourism commerce and manufacturing


    • Population

      Town Population: 17,464 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 17.1%
      18-24: 8.9%
      25-64: 52.3%
      65+: 21.8% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Columbia-Shuswap

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 13.20

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 51 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics
      Shuswap Family Practice
      #102, 571 - 6 Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 1R6
      P: 250 832-2151
      
      The Maple Tree Medical Clinic
      1181 - 6 Avenue NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2S5
      P: 250 832-9361
      
      Salmon Arm Medical Clinic
      Box 730, 581 Hudson Avenue NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N8
      P: 250 832-2321
      
      Neskonlith Social Wellness Centre
      1051 First Nations Road
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2Z6
      P: 250 833-0202 | F: 250-833-0990
      www.neskonlithband.com
      
      Montebello Medical Clinic
      302 - 320 Alexander Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4M6
      P: 250 833-4677
      

  • Salmon Arm Health Centre
    851 - 16th Street NE
    Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N7
    P: 250 833-4100
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    • Contact Info

      Shuswap Lake General Hospital
      Box 520, 601 - 10th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6
      P: 250 833-3636 | F: 250 833-1599
      

    • Hospital Info

      Shuswap Lake General Hospital is a busy 40 bed hospital with:

      • 24-hour emergency services with registered nurse (RN) triage
      • Laboratory and radiology (x-ray) services
      • Outpatient ambulatory care procedures
      • Obstetrical care

      Some core physician specialties include: internal medicine, orthopaedics, and low complexity general surgery including ambulatory care day surgery

      Cardiac Stress Testing: Yes

      Endoscopy: Yes

      Acute Care Beds: 40

      Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds: 3

      Major Medical Centre: Transfer to Kelowna (122 km)

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community that is open 24/7 and offers RN led triaging. This facility also provides limited service coverage for head injuries and complex orthopaedics.

      Number of Visits Per Year: Scheduled: 6,703 / Unscheduled: 18,276 (2007/2008: IHA Stats)

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 122 km to Kelowna

    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CAEP Classification

      Description Level 5 – Facility with inpatient beds, offer services such as anaesthesia and ICU, definitive care for appropriate conditions, stabilization and transfer to another facility as requested, 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)
      

    • Anaesthetics

      There are anaesthesia services in this community.

    • Surgery

      There are surgical services in this community, including:

      general, minor, and orthopaedic surgery, as well as ambulatory day care surgery.

    • Maternity

      There are many midwives and doulas serving this community. For more details, visit www.bcmidwives.com and www.bcdoulas.org

    • Lab services

      Shuswap Lake General Hospital Lab
      Box 520, 601 - 10th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6
      P: 250 803-4501 | F: 250 803-4502
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 12 pm - 4 pm In-community Shuswap Outpatient Laboratory 31 - 2770 Trans Canada Highway Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6 P: 250 803-4501 | F: 250 803-4502

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Shuswap Lake General Hospital Imaging
      Box 520, 601 - 10th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6
      P: 250 833-3600 | F: 250 833-3628
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 4 pm
      
      Ultrasound 
      There are ultrasound imaging services in this community.
      
      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.
      
      Additional Services
      Echocardiography
      

    • BC Ambulance

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

    • Pharmacy

      Shuswap Lake General Hospital Pharmacy
      Box 520, 601 - 10th Street
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6
      P: 250 803-4540 | F: 250 833-3612
      
      Mount Ida Pharmacy
      Box 277, 200 Trans Canada Highway SW
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3
      P: 250 804-0844 | F: 250 804-0899
      
      Pharmasave #244
      Box 1231, 270 Hudson Avenue NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P4
      P: 250 832-2111 | F: 250 832-9329
      
      Safeway Food and Drug Pharmacy #171 
      Centenoka Park Mall
      Box 1, 1 - 360 Trans Canada Highway SW
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 1B4
      P: 250 832-1080 | F: 250 832-0323
      
      Salmon Arm Prescription Centre
      Box 907, 581B Hudson Avenue NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1
      P: 250 804-0700 | F: 250 804-0790
      
      Save-on-Foods Pharmacy #975
      1151 - 10th Avenue SW
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 1T3
      P: 250 832-6551 | F: 250 632-6545
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #248 - Piccadilly Place
      #101, 1151 - 10th Avenue SW
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 1T3
      P: 250 832-2181 | F: 250 832-2147
      

    • Extended Care

      Shuswap Lake General Hospital (25 beds)
      601 - 10th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6
      P: 250 833-3600
      
      Hillside Village (112 beds)
      2891 - 15 Avenue NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2B6
      P: 250 833-5877
      
      Bastion Place (101 beds)
      700 - 11th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P9
      P: 250 833-3616
      
      Arbor House (22 beds)
      331 - 8th Street SE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4C9
      P: 250 832-9833
      
      Piccadily Care Centre (51 beds)
      821 - 10th Avenue
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 1T2
      P: 250 804-1676
      

    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 832-6643
      
      Prenatal Home Visits
      Salmon Arm Health Centre
      851 - 16th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N7
      P: 250 833-4100
      
      We Care Vernon
      P: 250 542-9717 | F: 250 545-9729
      

    • Dietetics

      Shuswap Lake General Hospital
      Box 520, 601 - 10th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6
      P: 250 833-3636 | F: 250 833-1599
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Program
      Shuswap Lake General Hospital
      Box 520, 601 - 10th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6
      P: 250 833-3636 ext. 2359 | F: 250 833-1599
      
      In-community
      Canadian Diabetes Association
      Box 1056
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2G0
      www.diabetes.ca
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Shuswap Physiotherapy Clinic
      1181 - 6 Avenue NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2S5
      P: 250 832-9651
      
      Trish Toms Physiotherapy
      1240 - 16th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2V1
      P: 250 832-6946
      
      Live Well Physiotherapy
      171 Shuswap Street SW
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4H8
      P: 250 833-0050
      

    • Occupational therapy

      Shuswap Children's Association
      Box 2579, 240A Shuswap Street
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4R5
      P: 250 833-0164 | F: 250 833-0167
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      CYMH Salmon Arm (Child/Youth Mental Health)
      550 Lakeshore Drive NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S4
      P: 250 832-1719
      
      CMHA, Shuswap-Revelstoke Branch
      Box 3275, 433 Hudson Avenue NW
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S1
      P: 250 832-8477 | F: 250 832-8410
      http://salmonarm.cmha.bc.ca
      
      IH Alcohol/Drug Services
      CMHA Building, 431 Hudson Avenue NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S4
      P: 250 833-4103
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
      
      Salmon Arm Mental Health Centre
      851 - 16th Street NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N7
      P: 250 833-4100
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Shushap Family Resources & Referral Service
      Box 914, 181 Trans-Can Highway NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1
      P: 250 832-2170 | F: 250 833-0137
      

    • Social workers

      Goshen Consultants Inc.
      Box 1746, 271A Trans-Can Highway NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P8
      P: 250 832-3696
      
      Pathways Counselling
      204 - 231 Trans Canada Highway NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N8
      P: 250 832-2700
      
      Okanagan College
      2552 - 10 Avenue NE, Trans Canada Highway
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2S4
      P: 250 832-2126
      
      Interior Health Authority
      431 Hudson Avenue
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N7
      P: 250 433-8103
      
      Community Living BC
      Box 100, 351 Hudson Avenue NE
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S4
      P: 250 832-1718
      
      Snowy Owl Counselling Inc.
      Box 748, 204 - 231 Trans Canada Highway
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N8
      P: 250 832 2700
      
      Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society
      Box 1463
      Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P6
      P: 250 832-9616 | F: 250 833-0137
      www.safesociety.ca
      

  • Living Waters Dental Clinic
    Box 308, 180 Lakeshore Drive NW
    Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N5
    P: 250 832 3433 | F: 250 832 3428
    
    Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society
    Box 1463
    Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P6
    P: 250 832-9616 | F: 250 833-0137
    www.safesociety.ca
    
    Public Health Nursing Outreach
    Unit 201 - 40 Lakeshore Drive NE
    Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N5
    P: 250 833-3401
    
    Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    North Okanogan Shuswap
    P: 250 803-6107
    
    Salmon Arm Pregnancy Outreach
    Interior Health Authority
    Box 914, 181 Trans Canada Highway NE
    Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1
    P: 250 832-2170 | F: 250 833-0137
    Hrs: Mon-Thurs 9 am - 5 pm
    www.familyresource.bc.ca
    

    • Practice Site Information

      Montebello Medical Clinic
      302-320 Alexander Street
      Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2
      PO Box 32 Stn. Main
      250-833-4677
      
      Physician Site Coordionator
      Dr. Kim Grieve
      

    • Training Site Information

      Family Practice Resident Site: Yes

      Medical Resident: UBC

    • Students & Residents Perspectives

      On the Community

      “Nice community. Lots of tourists in the summer. Not sure what is the main industry in the area. Hospital is used to having some residents and medical students. Good number of local specialists (internal medicine, general surgery, ortho, radiology). Not a culturally diverse area bur serves some Native communities.”

      On the Experience

      “An excellent exposure to full service family medicine. Good variety of experiences with opportunities to do ER shifts and OB call. The practice group is very accustomed to having residents so the teaching is very good and their patients are quite receptive to seeing residents.”

      Challenges

      None. Salmon Arm is a good choice for someone who is looking for a small-medium size community that is not too remote in location.

    • Patient Load

      Practice per Day: 10-20

    • Office Set-up

      Technology: Internet

    • Preceptor Physicians

      Dr. Kim Grieve
      Dr. Alison Howatt
      Dr. Stacey Kirkman