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  • Community Information

    The mountain community of Sparwood is located in the Elk Valley in southeast British Columbia amidst the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Sparwood was originally settled in the nineteenth century as a coal mining town. It continues to be the source of coal exported all over the world from British Columbia. Modern Sparwood is also home to a flourishing tourist industry due to its proximity to spectacular skiing, fly fishing, rafting and hunting.

    INDUSTRY:
    Tourism, outdoor recreation


    • Population

      Town Population: 3,667 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 19.3%
      18-24: 10.3%
      25-64: 59.0%
      65+: 11.4% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: East Kootenay

      Regional District: East Kootenay

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 25.00


    • Practitioners

      General Practitioners: 4 (www.cpsbc.ca)

    • Contact Info

      Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-6212
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

    • Health Centre Info

      • interprofessional primary care team (physicians, nurses)
      • public health nurse
      • diabetic educator
      • mental health counsellor
      • urgent care
      • dialysis

    • Emergency Room

      This community has a limited service Emergency Room that provides urgent care. It is open daily from 8 am – 7 pm.

      Number of Visits per Year: 4,633 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 32 km to Fernie

    • Health Centre CAEP and CTAS

      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

      Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-6212
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
      

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-6212 | F: 250 425-2313
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
      
      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

      Peoples Drug Mart #146
      Box 717, 107 Centennial Square
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-2015 | F: 250 425-0294
      

    • Home Nursing

      Prenatal Home Visits
      Sparwood Health Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-6212
      
      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 425-6212
      

    • Dietetics

      Outpatient Nutritional Services
      Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-6212
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Centre
      Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      Hrs: Tues-Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
      
      In-community
      Canadian Diabetes Association
      Box 1076
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Rehabilitation Services
      Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-6212
      
      In-community
      Sparwood Physiotherapy
      116 Centennial Square
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 778 518-5623 | F: 778 518-5624
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health & Addictions Services
      Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-2064
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

    • Social workers

      Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
      570 Pine Avenue
      Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
      P: 250 425-2064
      

  • CYMH Fernie
    341 - 2nd Avenue
    Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0
    P: 250 423-5311
    
    Ankors AIDS Network
    #46 - 17th Avenue South
    Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5A8
    P: 250 426-3383 | F: 1 800 421-2437