Northern Health Sets Up Clinic for Evacuees
Prince George, B.C.- Northern Health has established a Health Management Service Clinic at the College of New Caledonia Reception Centre, to connect people who have been displaced by the wildfires with the care they require.
The services include, mental health and addictions support, and arranging for blood work, x-ray and ultrasound services.
The Health Management Service Clinic will operate daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., with a registered nurse available 24 hours a day. Evacuees housed at UNBC’s Northern Sports Centre are also encouraged to use this Clinic, and a 24-hour shuttle service is being provided between those sites. The shuttle service is being provided by the City of Prince George and is available every ½ hour between 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and hourly 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m
The Nechako Medical Clinic has extended its hours. Located in the Pruceland Shopping Mall , it is open Monday – Friday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday from 9am to 7 pm, and from 10am to 7 pm on Sunday.
There is also the Alveo Medical Clinic located in the Real Canadian Superstore. It is open MOnday to Friday from 8am ato 5 pm and from 9am to 3pm on Sunday.
Northern Health facilities and programs in Prince George are currently caring for more than 175 patients and residents evacuated from Williams Lake. For example, Gateway Lodge has accommodated more than 90 additional residents; NH staff are supporting approximately 50 assisted living and home care clients in residences at the University of Northern BC.
In light of the increase in patient numbers, Northern Health is asking the Prince George public for assistance by using health care resources appropriately, particularly emergency department resources. The public is encouraged to connect with their family physician, Nurse Practitioner or local walk in clinics to meet their non-emergency health care needs.