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  • Community Information

    Incorporated in 1981, Tumbler Ridge is one of British Columbia’s newest towns, built to provide a home and community to employees of the mining industry. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky and Hart Mountain Ranges in northeastern BC, Tumbler Ridge is surrounded by mountains, forests and rolling hills. The town is equipped with modern facilities of every kind and is home to a satellite location for Northern Lights College. Recreational activities in the area include hunting, fishing and hiking.

    INDUSTRY:
    Mining, education


    • Population

      Town Population: 2,710 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northeast

      Regional District: Peace River

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 39.40


    • Practitioners

      General Practitioners: 3 (www.cpsbc.ca)


  • All health related services are housed under one roof at the Health and Social Services Centre, including medical, optometric, ambulance, public health, counselling and emergency care. The centre is located downtown, across the Roman Walkway from the Community Centre.


    • Contact Info

      Tumbler Ridge Community Health Centre
      Box 80, 220 Front Street
      Tumbler Ridge, BC, V0C 2W0
      P: 250 242-5271 | F: 250 242-3889
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

      http://careers.northernhealth.ca/Communities/NortheastRegion/TumblerRidge.aspx

    • Emergency Room

      This community has a limited service Emergency Room. Practitioners here receive the ambulance, stabilize, and then discharge or transfer accordingly.

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, on-call 24/7

      Number of Visits Per Year: 2,322 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel distance to nearest hospital: 402 km – Prince George

    • Lab Services

      Tumbler Ridge Community Health Centre
      Box 80, 220 Front Street
      Tumbler Ridge, BC, V0C 2W0
      P: 250 242-5271 | F: 250 242-3889
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 3 pm

    • Imaging Services

      X-Ray
      Tumbler Ridge Community Health Centre
      Box 80, 220 Front Street
      Tumbler Ridge, BC, V0C 2W0
      P: 250 242-5271 | F: 250 242-3889
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 1 pm - 4 pm
      
      Mammography
      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.
      

    • Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Services provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance service.

    • Pharmacy

      Tumbler Ridge Pharmacy
      Box 1739, 110 - 230 Main Street
      Tumbler Ridge, BC, V0C 2W0
      P: 250 242-3333 | F: 250 242-3343

    • Home Nursing

      Tumbler Ridge Health Unit
      Box 1090, 220 Front Street
      Tumbler Ridge, BC, V0C 2W0
      P: 250 242-4262 | F: 250 242-4009

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health & Addiction Services
      Tumbler Ridge Health Unit
      Box 1205, 220 Front Street
      Tumbler Ridge, BC, V0C 2W0
      P: 250 242-5505 | F: 250 242-3595

  • BC Schizophrenia Society North East Region
    Mental Health & Addictions
    11204 - 107 Street
    Fort St. John, BC, V1J 6J7
    P: 250 261-9189 | TF: 1 888 266-6660