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  • Community Information

    Squamish is located at the north end of Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Highway. It is accessible by land, air and water and is often referred to as “sea to sky country”. It is a popular destination between Vancouver and Whistler. The Stawamus Chief is a popular destination for rock climbers and hikers. Squamish also has one of North America’s largest populations of bald eagles. Forestry is the main industry with tourism steadily increasing.

    INDUSTRY:
    Tourism, outdoor recreation


    • Population

      Town Population: 17,158 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 21.2%
      18-24: 8.6%
      25-64: 63.4%
      65+: 6.8% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures for Howe Sound Region)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: North Shore/Coast Garibaldi

      Regional District: Squamish-Lillooet

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 6.00

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 31. + 6 Speciality Practise (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics 
      Elaho Medical Clinic
      Box 10003, 1337 Pemberton Avenue
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0R1
      P: 604 892-5688
      
      Diamond Head Medical Clinic
      37979 Cleaveland Avenue
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0A3
      P: 604-892-3535 | F: 604-892-3545
      
      Sea to Sky Walk-in Medical Clinic
      Garibaldi Village Mall
      103 - 40147 Glenalder Place
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0G2
      P: 604 898-5555
      
      Squamish Medical Clinic
      37979 Cleveland Ave
      Squamish, BC,  V8B 0A3
      P: 604 892 3535
      

    • Contact Info

      Squamish General Hospital
      38140 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0J3
      P: 604 892-5211 | F: 604 892-9417
      

    • Hospital Info

      This 21 bed hospital provides:

      • general medicine
      • emergency services
      • general surgery
      • ambulatory care
      • physiotherapy
      • obstetrics
      • palliative care
      • chemotherapy
      • diagnostic imaging
      • pharmacy
      • laboratory

      Acute Care Beds: 9

      Major Medical Care: Transfer to Vancouver (69 km)

    • Emergency Room

      There is a limited service Emergency Room in this community that is open 24/7. It provides thrombolization services.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 14,069 (2009/2010 Statistics: VCHA)

      Number of Emergency Care Beds: 12

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 69 km to Vancouver

    • Maternity

      This community offers obstetrical services, including Caesarian Section.

      There are midwives in this community.

      Lydia Szymanski RM
      Box 1235
      Squamish, BC, VON 1T0
      P: 604 815-0026 | F: 1 888 607-9025
      

    • Lab services

      VCH Regional Laboratory Medicine
      Squamish General Hospital
      38140 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0J3
      P: 604 892-6040 | F: 604 892-6042
      Hrs: Tues-Fri, 8 am - 4 pm, Sat 8 am - 12 noon

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Squamish General Hospital Diagnostic Imaging
      38140 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0J3
      P: 604 892-6025 | F: 604 892-6072
      
      Ultrasound 
      There are ultrasound imaging services in this community.
      
      CT
      There are CT imaging services in this community.
      
      Additional Services
      Fluoroscopy
      
      In-community services
      Tantalus Chiropractic & Wellness
      13 - 40437 Tantalus Road
      Squamish, BC, V0N 1T0
      P: 604 898-8212
      Services: X-ray, EMG, thermal imaging
      
      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

      Squamish General Hospital Pharmacy
      38140 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0J3
      P: 604 892-6067
      
      London Drugs #80
      Garibaldi Village Mall
      Unit G - 40282 Glenalder Place
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0G2
      P: 604 898-8860 | F: 604 898-9250
      
      Save-On-Food Pharmacy #979
      Box 137, 1301 Pemberton Avenue
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0A1
      P: 604 815-0743 | F: 604 815-4318
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #219
      Chieftan Mall
      Box 340, 1339 Pemberton Street
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0A3
      P: 604 892-5258 | F: 604 892-5251
      
      Wal-mart Pharmacy #1015
      39210 Discovery Way
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0E5
      P: 604 815-4630 | F: 604 815-4657
      

    • Extended Care

      Hilltop House (73 beds)
      Squamish General Hospital
      38146 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0J3
      P: 604 892-9337 | F: 604 892-6091
      

    • Home Nursing

      Ambulatory Home Care Nursing Clinic
      1140 Hunter Place
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0A2
      P: 604 892-2293
      
      We Care North Vancouver
      TFP: 1 888 592-1122 | F: 604 980-6351
      

    • Dietetics

      Squamish General Hospital
      38140 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0J3
      P: 604 892-6063 | F: 604 892-9417
      Hrs: Alternate Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Squamish General Hospital/Hilltop House
      38140 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0J3
      P: 604 892-5211 | F: 604 892-9417
      
      In-community
      Canadian Diabetes Society
      Squamish, BC
      P: 604 898-1001
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Squamish General Hospital
      38140 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0J3
      P: 604-892-5211 | F: 604 892-9417
      
      In-community
      Squamish Physio & Wellness Centre/PT Health
      38247 Cleveland
      Squamish, BC, V0N 3G0
      P: 604 892-5705
      
      Reach Physio Solutions
      1235 Village Green Way
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0S2
      P: 604 567-2400
      

    • Occupational therapy

      Sea to Sky Community Services
      Box 949, 38144 - 2nd Avenue
      Squamish, BC, V0N 3G0
      P: 604 892-5796 | F: 604 892-2267
      
      Play In Motion Occupational Therapy
      26 - 40750 Tantalus Road
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0L4
      P: 604 567-2666
      
      Play In Motion Occupational Therapy
      #4 - 38003 Second Avenue
      Squamish, BC, V0N 3G0
      P: 604 567-6777
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      CYMH Squamish
      Box 1550, 1100 Hunter Place
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0B1
      P: 604 892-1400 | F: 604 892-3724
      
      Paradise Valley Wellness Centre (16 beds)
      Box 1802, 3501 Paradise Valley Road
      Squamish, BC, V0N 1H0
      P: 604 892-3000 | F: 604 892-3003
      www.paradisevalleywellnesscentre.com
      
      Sea to Sky Support Recovery House
      Box 849, 38075 Second Avenue
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0A7
      P: 604 892-5796 | TFP: 1 877 892-2022
      
      Squamish First Nations
      Box 1334, 100 Billy Road
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0A9
      P: 604 892-5975 | F: 604 892-3478
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

    • Social workers

      Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
      38146 Behrner Drive
      Squamish, BC, V8B 0C2
      P: 604 892-9337
      

  • Squamish S.A.F.E. Clinic
    1140 Hunter Place
    Squamish, BC, V0N 2G0
    P: 604 892-2293
    www.sscs.ca
    Hrs: Tues 5 pm - 7 pm
    

    Services: STI testing, treatment and counselling, HIV counselling and testing, birth control

    Healthy Pregnancy Outreach Program
    Sea to Sky Community Services Society
    Box 949, 38144 Second Avenue
    Squamish, BC, V8B 0A7
    P: 604 892-5796 ext. 239 | F: 604 892-2267
    
    Howe Sound Women's Centre
    Violence Against Women Counseling Services
    38021 - 3rd Avenue
    Squamish, BC, V8B 0B4
    P: 604 892-5748
    


    • Practice Site Information

      Diamond Head Medical Clinic
      37979 Cleveland
      Squamish, BC V0N 3G0
      P: 604-892-3535 | F: 604-892-3545
      
      Physician Site Coordinators
      Dr. James Cranston, Dr. Rua Reed
      


    • Students & Residents Perspectives

      On the Experience

      “Very useful experience, lots of procedures.”

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