Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1.800.567.8911.

An important health hub for the north, Fort Nelson is the only service centre for hundreds of kilometres in any direction. Operated by the Northern Health Authority, the Fort Nelson General Hospital has acute and multi-level residential care beds and provides lab, diagnostic imaging, mental health and addictions services as well as basic obstetrics and minor surgeries.  The Northern Health Authority also operates the Fort Nelson Public Health Unit.

Other Health-related services in Fort Nelson include:

  • dental clinics
  • pharmacies
  • optometrist
  • chiropractic
  • massage therapy
  • acupuncture
  • physiotherapy
  • counselling services
  • addiction programs
  • support groups and social development organizations

The NRRM is working closely with the Northern Health Authority, physicians and other health professionals to increase available services in Fort Nelson. Current incentives include one year of housing at no cost to relocating medical doctors. Are you a health services provider? Flip through our “Practice Living” brochure to find out more about working in our rewarding community!

COVID-19 Updates

Trusted health information is available at your fingertips through HealthLink BC. Dial 8-1-1 on your phone* or go online to for easy access to non-emergency health information and services.

Health service navigators and registered nurses can help you find the health services and resources you need any time of day or night, every day of the year. Review your symptoms with a nurse, consult with a pharmacist about your medication questions, get healthy eating advice from a dietician or speak to an exercise professional for advice about physical activity.
*Deaf or hard of hearing? Call 7-1-1 for TTY assistance.
Use an internet calling service/VOIP? Call 604.215.8110.

Directory of Community Services

Success by 6, in partnership with the Province of BC, BC Credit Unions, and the United way produce a Directory of Community Services for Fort Nelson.

Community Health Guide

The Save our Northern Seniors (SONS) Community Health Guide offers contacts and health facility information for all of northeast BC.

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The BC Seniors' Guide is a book-style compilation of information and resources that includes information on provincial and federal programs, with sections on benefits, health, lifestyle, housing, transportation, finances, safety and security, and other services.

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Medical Travel Assistance Programs
Need to travel for an out-of-town appointment? See our travel assistance program listing.