Fort St. James Medical Clinic

Our Family Practice

Welcome to the Fort St. James Medical Clinic.  Our team of family physicians provides comprehensive primary health care for the entire family!

The clinic offers a wide range of primary care services that include; preventive medicine, care of chronic illnesses and the treatment of acute or serious issues.  Our team of physicians also deliver care to the patients at Stuart Lake Hospital.  The hospital is a 12-bed facility offering emergency services, acute care, ambulatory care services and a full range of diagnostic services.  In addition, it is home to an extended care unit for elderly residents.

Many services are shared with and referred to the larger hospital in the neighboring community of Vanderhoof. Stuart Lake Hospital has an on-site laboratory and pharmacy that delivers some services while others are met by Vanderhoof or the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George.

Health Care Services

The clinic offers patients both Pre-booked and Same-Day appointments with their Physician.  For those patients with acute care needs, the clinic has an Acute Care Clinic (Walk-In) open daily.

Below are some examples of the type of medical care required by patients and where to go for service:

The Acute Care Clinic

is open to patients with Acute medical care needs such as …

  • insect bites, rashes, skin infections, cuts
  • bladder infections
  • respiratory tract infections
  • acute sprains, strains, muscle and joint pain
  • tonsillitis, fever, sore throat, ear aches
  • persistent cough
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • Depo-Provera injections
  • NOTE:  These are only a few examples

Pre-Booked Appointments

Patients requiring the following medical care should call the clinic for an appointment

  • chronic or continuing health issues
  • comprehensive assessments including physicals
  • scheduled injections
  • follow-up on lab work or procedures
  • minor procedures (i.e. removal of skin lesions or stitches)
  • non-urgent mental health matters
  • prescription requests and refills of medications
  • prenatal care and follow-up
  • concerns regarding sexual health and planning
  • medical documentation (i.e. insurance, government & pension  forms, including  driver’s, pilots & treatment center physicals…)
  • NOTE:  These are just a few examples

Emergency Department for patients suffering from serious medical problems…

Go to the Emergency Department or call 911 if you experience any of the following conditions…

  • trouble breathing, passing out, fainting
  • severe chest pain or pressure, pain in the arm or jaw
  • An unusual or a bad headache
  • suddenly not able to speak, see, walk, move, or experiencing confusion
  • suddenly weak or drooping on one side of the body
  • dizziness or weakness that does not go away
  • inhaled smoke or poisonous fumes
  • heavy bleeding
  • possible broken bone, loss of movement
  • deep wound
  • serious burn
  • coughing or throwing up blood
  • acute pain anywhere on the body
  • severe allergic reaction with trouble breathing, swelling, hives
  • high fever with a headache and stiff neck
  • high fever that doesn’t get better with medicine
  • throwing up or loose stools that don’t stop
  • poisoning or overdose of drug or alcohol
  • suicidal thoughts
  • an urgent mental health crisis
  • seizures
  • asthma attack
  • NOTE:  These are only some examples

Upon arrival, patients will be triaged by the Emergency room nurse.  The more serious health issues will be seen first, less serious issues may be asked to visit the Acute Care Clinic.