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  • Community Information

    Williams Lake is located in the central interior of British Columbia. It is located between Kamloops and Prince George in the central Cariboo region and is accessible by highway and air. Its nickname is BC’s Stampede Capital because it hosts the annual Williams Lake Stampede every Canada Day long weekend.

    Williams Lake is also well known for its stock car racing and the main industries are forestry, mining and ranching, logging and milling. The Thompson Rivers University has a campus located here. The popular Scout Island is located on the west end of Williams Lake and is a nature sanctuary and park area.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, mining and ranching


    • Population

      Town Population: 10,832 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 20.6%
      18-24: 10.6%
      25-64: 55.5%
      65+: 13.4% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Cariboo Regional District

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 22.40

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 30 (www.cpsbc.ca) + 14 Specialists

      Clinics
      
      Atwood Medical Clinic
      101, 143 - 4th Avenue South
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1J8
      P: 250 398-5162
      
      Borland Medical Clinic
      452 Borland R
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1M3
      P: 250 392-6126
      
      Cameron Medical Clinic
      302 Cameron Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1S9
      P: 250 305-1102
      
      Cariboo Chiropractic & Medical Centre
      232 Third Ave N
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4T5
      P: 250 392-8914
      
      Comer Medical Clinic
      440 Comer St
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1T7
      P: 250 398-8499
      
      Esketemc Health Centre
      Box 4479, 1022 Esk'et Drive - Alkali Lake
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2V5
      P: 250 440-5651 | TFP: 1 866 440-5611 | F: 250 440-5691
      
      Three Corners Health Services Society
      150 North - 1st Avenue
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1Y8
      P: 250 398-9814 | F: 250 398-9824
      
      Williams Lake Health Centre (Caribou Health Unit)
      3rd Floor - 540 Borland Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1R8
      P: 250 302-5000
      
      Yorston Medical Clinic
      201, 143 S Fourth Ave
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1J8
      P: 250 398-8242

  • Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake operates under the Interior Health Authority. Services include:

    • general medicine
    • surgery
    • obstetrics
    • gynecology
    • paediatrics

    Many of the surgical procedures are now provided safely on an outpatient basis through Daycare Surgery.

    • Contact Info

      Caribou Memorial Hospital
      517 - 6th Avenue North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2G8
      P: 250 392-4411 | F : 250 392-2157
      

    • Hospital Info

      Acute care beds: 28

      Extended care beds: 45

      Major Medical Care: Transfer to Prince George. (241 km)

    • Emergency Room

      This community offers limited ER services 24/7.

      The Emergency Department (ED) consists of 10 stretchers, five of which have cardiac monitors and one which is in a negative pressure room. The ED is staffed with a complement of RNs, LPNs, and an onsite physician.

      Number of visits per year: 20,598 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

    • 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)

    • Surgery

      This community has surgical services.

      The Surgical Services Department has 2 operating theaters, a 7 bay day surgery unit, a dedicated endoscopy suite and a medical device reprocessing team. Three general surgeons and three OB/GYNs perform approximately 1,600 surgeries and 1,400 endoscopies per year. This is a very team-oriented, vibrant, busy area, covering all aspects of patient care through the peri-operative experience.

      The Pre-Surgical Screening / Surgical Day Care nurse works day shifts 6:45 am – 2:27 pm or 10:30 am – 6:12 pm, Monday to Friday.

    • Maternity

      There are Caesarian section services available in this community.

    • Lab services

      Cariboo Memorial Hospital Laboratory
      517 - 6th Avenue North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2G8
      P: 250 302-3215 | F:  250 302-3229
      Hrs: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
      

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-ray
      Cariboo Memorial Hospital Diagnostic Imaging
      517 - 6th Avenue North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2G8
      P: 250 392-4411     |     F: 250 302-2157
      
      Ultrasound
      There are ultrasound services in this community.
      
      CT
      There are CT services in this community.
      
      Mammography
      There are mammography services in this community.

    • BC Ambulance

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

    • Pharmacy

      Hospital
      Cariboo Memorial Hospital Pharmacy
      517 - 6th Avenue North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2G8
      P: 250 392-8230 | F: 250 392-8280
      
      Drugstore Pharmacy #6734
      1000 South Lakeside Drive
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3A6
      P: 250 305-2158 | F: 250 305-2162
      
      Kornak & Hamm's Pharmacy
      366 Yorston Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4J5
      P: 250 398-8177 | F: 250 398-7393
      
      Safeway Food and Drug - Pharmacy #159
      451 Oliver Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1M5
      P: 250 398-8380 | F: 250 398-7087
      
      Save-On-Foods Pharmacy #987
      730 Oliver Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N1
      P: 250 392-7266 | F: 250 392-5839
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #283
      #12 Second Avenue South
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1H6
      P: 250 392-3333 | F: 250 392-2408
      
      Wal-Mart Pharmacy #1106
      1205 Prosperity Way
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 0A5
      P: 250 305-6899 | F: 250 305-1145

    • Extended Care

      Cariboo Memorial Hospital (6 beds)
      517 - 6th Avenue North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2G8
      P: 250 302-3202 | F: 250 392-2157
      
      Williams Lake Seniors Village (113 beds)
      1455 Western Avenue
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 5N1
      P: 250 305-1131

    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office
      517 - 6th Avenue North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2G8
      P: 250 302-3244
      
      Xat'sull First Nations
      3405 Mountain House Road
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 5L4
      P: 250 989-2355
      
      Prenatal Home Visits
      Williams Lake Health Centre
      540 Borland Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1R8
      P: 250 302-5000
      
      WeCare Prince George
      P: 250 563-3501 | F: 250 563-6448 
      

    • Dietetics

      Nutritional Services
      Cariboo Memorial Hospital
      517 - 6th Avenue North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2G8
      P: 250 302-3202 | F: 250 392-2157

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Esketemc First Nation
      Box 4479, 1035 Esk'et Drive - Alkali Lake
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2V5
      P: 250 440-5651 | F: 250 440-5691
      
      Three Corners Health Services Society
      Box 4728, 150 North 1st Avenue
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2V7
      P: 250 398-9814 | F: 250 398-9824
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Williams Lake Physiotherapy Clinic
      565 B Oliver Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1M7
      P: 250 398-6771

    • Occupational therapy

      Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre
      690 - 2nd Ave North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4C4
      P: 250 392-4481 ext. 210 | F: 250 392-4432
      
      Cariboo Chilcotin School District 27
      1165 B Blair Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1X3
      P: 250 398-3864 | F: 250 392-6226

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      CMHA - Cariboo Chilcotin Branch
      51 - 4th Avenue South
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1J6
      P: 250 398-8220 | F: 250 392-4456
      
      Nenqayni Wellness Centre
      Box 2529, 4802 Cariboo Highway 97 North
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4P2
      P: 250 989-0301 | F: 250 989-0307
      
      Williams Lake Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services
      487 Borland Street
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2G8
      P: 250 392-1483
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Gateway Crisis Stabilization Unit
      517 - North 6th Avenue
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2P3
      P: 250 392-8261 | F: 250 392-8262
      
      Cariboo Friendship Society
      99 South 3rd Avenue
      Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1J1
      P: 250 398-6831 | F: 250 398-6115
      

  • Denisqui Services Society
    240B North Mackenzie Avenue
    Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N6
    P: 250 392-6500 | F: 250 392-6501
    
    Community Living BC
    107, 197 - 2 Avenue North
    Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1Z5
    P: 250 398-4992
    
    Williams Lake STI Clinic - IHA
    540 Borland Street
    Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1R8
    P: 250 302-5000
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Appointment only.
    

    Services: STI testing, treatment, counseling, HIV testing, HIV treatment, HIV counseling, pregnancy testing, birth control information, immunizations, needle exchange

    Cariboo Friendship Society
    99 South 3rd Avenue
    Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1J1
    P: 250 398-6831 | F: 250 398-6115
    
    Knucwentwecw Society
    231 North 2nd Avenue
    Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1Z7
    P: 250 392-2995 | F: 250 957-4340
    


    • Practice Site Information

      Clinics
      Atwood Medical Clinic
      Yorston Medical Clinic
      Comer Medical Clinic
      Borland Medical Clinic
      Cariboo Chiropractic & Medical Centre
      
      Hospital
      Cariboo Memorial Hospital
      517-6th Avenue North
      Williams Lake, BC
      V2G 2G8
      
      Physician Site Coordinator
      Dr. Ivor McMahen
      
      Office Administrator
      Chrys Mills
      


    • Training Site Information

      Medical Resident: UBC


    • Preceptor Physicians

      Dr. Glen Fedor
      Dr. Diana Das
      Dr. Gerrit Prinsloo
      Dr. Josua Roux
      Dr. Ivan Scrooby
      Dr. Billy Longland
      Dr. Meandi Els
      Dr. Stefan de Swardt
      Dr. Joleyn Steyl
      Dr. Paul Magnuson
      Dr. Emil Labossiere
      Dr. Doug Neufeld
      Dr. Jeanne Boeke