Situated amidst towering mountain peaks and scenic waterfalls near the Alaska border, the town of Stewart is Canada’s most northerly ice-free, deep-sea port. Historically a mining town, its economy today is dependent on forestry, mining and tourism. Stewart’s setting can only be described in superlatives, combining an oceanfront location with alpine scenery, glaciers, ice fields, and spectacular waterfalls. Tourists and residents alike enjoy fresh and saltwater fishing, boating, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and numerous other recreational activities in the area.
Forestry, mining and tourism
Village Population: 401 (2016 Census)
Health Administrative Information
Health Authority: Northern Health
Health Service Delivery Area: Northwest
Regional District: Kitimat – Stikine
Rural Designation: RSA community
RRP Designation: A
RRP Points: 51.25
General Practitioners: 1 (www.cpsbc.ca)
Stewart Health Centre provides primary health care (doctor’s clinic) as well as emergency room services.
Stewart Health Centre Box 8, 904 Brightwell Street Stewart, BC, V0T 1W0 P: 250 636-2221 | F: 250 636-2715 Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Health Centre Info
Stewart Health Centre provides outpatient services, including public health, pre- and post-natal infant and child care and walk in emergency services.
There are regular scheduled day and afternoon shifts as well as a physician on-call.
There is a limited service Emergency Room in this community that provides acute care and ambulance services. It is open from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm for appointments. There is also on-call service available 24/7.
Number of Visits per Year: 977 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)
Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 703 km to Prince George
Stewart Health Centre Lab Box 8, 904 Brightwell Street Stewart, BC, V0T 1W0 P: 250 636-2221 | F: 250 636-2715 Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
X-Ray Stewart Health Centre Imaging Box 8, 904 Brightwell Street Stewart, BC, V0T 1W0 P: 250 636-2221 | F: 250 636-2715 Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm CT There are CT imaging services in this community.
BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.
Stewart Health Centre Box 8, 904 Brightwell Street Stewart, BC, V0T 1W0 P: 250 631-4234
Mental Health and Addictions
Stewart Mental Health & Addictions P: 250 636-2103
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