Dawson Creek and District Hospital is a full service community hospital that provides service to DC and surrounding communities. It has 31 acute care beds and 15 NH regional adult psychiatric beds. Services include 24/7 emergency, ICU, medical and surgical inpatient care, and day surgery, as well as the specialty services of respiratory therapy, rehab therapy, diabetic education, primary care, general surgery, diagnostics including lab and medical imaging with CT, cancer care, and visiting specialists including urology and dermatology, obstetrics & gynecology, and pediatrics.
Dawson Creek and District Hospital is the NE Orthopedic Trauma and Surgical Centre. Other health care facilities in Dawson Creek include the Dawson Creek Health Unit, Rotary Manor (long-term tare) and Northview Assisted Living.
Dawson Creek Community
Wide blue skies and the rolling foothills of the Northern Rockies surround Dawson Creek. The town is also known as the Mile Zero City, as it marks the start of the Alaska Highway, a 2400 km long highway connecting Alaska and the Yukon to Western Canada and the United States.
Dawson Creek has a population of approximately 16,000 and serves as a major centre for 60,000 people from the surrounding area. The town offers shopping, services and indoor and outdoor recreation to meet the needs of residents and tourists. There are 11 elementary schools, one middle school and one secondary school. The Northern Lights College provides adult education.