Community Health Facility
Fort St John Hospital is a new state of the art 55 bed hospital serving the local population of 19,600 and a catchment area of 69,000. The facility offers a full range of services including diagnostics, surgery, acute care, medicine, ICU, maternity, palliative care, a community cancer centre and community hemodialysis. There is also a social worker, aboriginal liaison worker and visiting specialists clinic program. On site is Peace Villa a 123 bed residential care facility. Fort St. John Hospital deals with approximately 22,000 emergency room visits per year as well as over 600 births annually.
Other facilities include:
Fort St. John Community
- Fort St. John Health Unit offers public health, home care nursing, home support, community rehabilitation, nutrition and social worker services, environmental health, audiology and dental health.
- North Peace Villa is a 123-bed residential complex care facility offering health services, including respite, adult day program, and psychogeriatric services.
- Heritage Manor II provides assisted living services.
- Mental Health & Addictions provides counselling services and a methadone clinic.
Fort St. John is known as "The Energetic City," which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, and the vitality of their residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much. Fort St. John sits high above the spectacular Peace River Valley, Northwest of Dawson Creek and Southeast of Fort Nelson, where endless patchwork quilts of cropland melt into the horizon. Serving an area population of 69,000, Fort St. John is the hub of the Northeast with a new cultural center and library, theatre and art space. The main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction and trucking.
Fort St. John offers golfing, hiking, wildlife and bird watching, camping, fishing, boating, back country adventure tours, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and natural splendour that supports a balanced lifestyle. The population is approximately 14,820. There are six elementary schools, two junior high schools and one senior high school. The Northern Lights College provides adult education.
Fort St. John’s newest recreation complex, the Pomeroy Sport Centre, is a beautiful ice facility and sporting event centre unparalleled in British Columbia. It has been designed to create a lasting legacy that will shape the future of the Energetic City for years to come. It will be a centre of excellence for sport, promote community and personal wellness, and provide an attractive venue for events appealing to a wide range of interests.