The following information provides a snapshot of some of the health services available within or near Port Coquitlam. Depending on your needs, you will have access to a broader continuum of speciality resources and health care professionals located throughout Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health.
- Average family income after-tax: $80,237
- Unemployment rate in 2011: 6.5%
- Non-official languages spoken at home in 2011: Cantonese (2.2%), Korean (1.6%)
- Physicians per capita: 72 per 100,000
- Specialists per capita: 22 per 100,000
- Average life expectancy: 83.4
Learn more about the health profile for Port Coquitlam.
56,342 (2011 data)
By 2024, the population of the Tri-Cities is expected to grow by 24 per cent.
Port Coquitlam's Health Aging Report provides key information to underpin strategies to improve the health status of seniors in Fraser Health and keep them in the community.
Port Coquitlam's Community Profile provides local data to support collaborative community health planning.
School district 43 | www.sd43.bc.ca
The District has 70 schools:
- 45 elementary schools
- 14 middle schools
- 9 secondary schools
The District has approximately 30,000 students.
City of Port Coquitlam | www.portcoquitlam.ca
Eagle Ridge Hospital
475 Guildford Way, Port Moody, B.C. | 604-461-2022
Eagle Ridge Hospital has 173 acute care beds. As a community hospital, it provides primary and secondary acute care and some specialty services that can be accessed with or without referrals, such as 24/7 emergency, diagnostics, inpatient and outpatient care in general medicine, rehabilitation, surgery and other specialty services such as urology, plastics, and orthopaedics. Other secondary acute care, such as maternal, infant, child and youth and inpatient psychiatry are not provided at ERH, but are readily accessible to Coquitlam residents at Royal Columbian Hospital where referral patterns have been well established. In 2013/14, Eagle Ridge Hospital saw 50,610 emergency room visits, provided care to 6,343 inpatient and 10,649 surgical daycare cases, and had 70,094 visits to ambulatory care.
As a community hospital within an integrated network of care, ERH provides care and services mostly to its local population with the exception of a regional Rehabilitation Program, which serves all Fraser Health communities.
Eagle Ridge Hospital provides community hospital services to Tri-City residents and regional services through the regional Rehabilitation Program.
These services include:
- 24/7 Emergency
Home and community care services
- Tri-Cities Home Health office provides nursing support, older adult day programs, case management, respite care and more.
- How to Access: Home Health services can be accessed by calling the Home Health Service Line at 1-855-412-2121. The home health team will start the assessment process, assign a case manager and then conduct an assessment of the person’s care needs to determine what home health services are required. Some clients may access home health services through a Home Health Liaison when they have been admitted at a hospital and cannot return home without support.
Residential care and assisted living
- We provide subsidized residential care for adults who can no longer live safely or independently at home due to complex health care needs.
- The Tri-Cities currently has one Fraser Health owned and operated facility and nine contracted facilities. These facilities provide 720 residential care beds in the community. This number will increase to 936 in 2015/16.
- How to access: Subsidized residential care beds can be accessed by calling the Home Health Service Line at 1-855-412-2121. The home health team will start the assessment process, assign a case manager and then conduct an assessment of the person’s care needs to see if they are eligible for residential care. If a person already has a case manager and is receiving care at home, they can speak directly with their case manager about their desire for residential care.
Mental health and substance use
- See tab below for mental health and substance use services in Port Coquitlam.
- How to access: Please call the Tri-Cities Mental Health office at 604-777-8400. Those looking for substance use support can also call the province-wide Alcohol and Drug Information Referral line at 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441.
Public Health and Environmental Health
- We provide a range of services to promote health and wellness in the community. These services include but are not limited to:
- pregnancy and early motherhood care
- early childhood development
- speech therapy
- hearing clinics
- dental care
- youth clinics
- harm reduction
- How to access: Please call the Tri-Cities Public Health office at 604-949-7200.
For more information on your community, visit the Community Health Atlas.
Services located in the Tri-Cities Community include:
- Psychiatric Liaison Clinician in the Eagle Ridge Hospital Emergency Department (7 days a week)
- START (Short Term, Assessment, Response, Treatment) Team – program for youth
- Community Mental Health Centre:
- Central Intake and Referral Service
- Adult Short-Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Team: session limited 1:1 counselling
- Adult Community Support Services (ACSS) Team: for individuals with a serious and enduring mental illness, including rehabilitation services
- Rapid Access Clinic (RAC): outpatient psychiatry consultations
- Group Therapy Services (GTS): core and specialty groups, including perinatal services
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team: intensive community support for individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and living at risk
- Older Adult Community Mental Health: short-term assessment and treatment for older adults with psychiatric issues
- Supported Housing and Residential Program (SHARP): a variety of levels of care available with housing options
- Concurrent Disorder Therapist: for clients with mental health and substance use issues
- Fraser Health Outpatient Eating Disorders Program
- Integrated Transition of Care Team (ITCT): for Tri-Cities clients/patients being discharged from Royal Columbian Hospital and requiring intensive short term follow-up support
- Community Rehabilitation Services: Vocational Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy Services, Peer Support Program and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Clubhouse Program, Therapeutic Volunteer Program, Breathing Easy and Talking Tobacco Programs through Clubhouse, Rehabilitation Fund
- Regional Tertiary (intensive and highly specialized) Services:
- Connolly Lodge, a 20-bed Adult Specialized Residential facility on Riverview grounds
- Cottonwood Lodge, a 24-bed Adult Specialized Residential facility on Riverview grounds
- Cypress Lodge, a 20-bed Mental Health Rehabilitation facility on Riverview grounds
- Collaborative Care Program (psychiatric care provided in partnership with GP Practices)
- Contracted substance use outpatient counselling and prevention program serving adults and youth (includes Youth Outreach Workers and School and Community-based Prevention Program)
- Hospital Community Liaison between Royal Columbian Hospital and Tri-Cities Mental Health Office
Regional services available to individuals in Port Coquitlam include:
Substance use services
- Creekside Withdrawal Management Service (adult detox and dedicated youth detox/30-day stabilization beds)
- Creekside Daytox Program (medically monitored day program)Maple Ridge Treatment Centre (intensive residential treatment program for men)
- Maple Ridge Treatment Centre (intensive residential treatment program for men)
- Kinghaven Treatment Centre (intensive residential treatment program for men)
- Peardonville House (intensive residential treatment program for women – can accommodate preschool age children)
- Contracted supportive recovery facilities for men and women called STLRs (Stabilization and Transitional Living Residences)
- Second stage supportive housing
- DEWY (Day, Evening, Weekend Youth intensive day treatment program)
- Intensive day treatment program for adults (TEAM – co-ed; WELL - Women’s intensive; MELL – Men’s intensive)
- Psychosis Treatment Optimization Program (PTOP) provides additional supports for individuals living with psychosis who have not responded well to previous treatments
- Gaining Ground, a Fraser Health teen and young adult mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative includes mindcheck.ca (a provincial website) and Speak Up (dedicated online space as well as targeted education and youth peer network)
- Youth Concurrent Disorders Program for youth with issues in both mental health and substance use
- Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services for adolescents and adults with both developmental disabilities (IQ of 70 or less) and complex mental health needs
- Psychiatric High Acuity Unit (PHAU) at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and Surrey Memorial Hospital
- Fraser Health Outpatient Eating Disorders Program
- Fraser Health Child and Youth Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Child and Youth Psychiatry General Teaching Clinic as well as Infant Psychiatry Clinic on Surrey Memorial Hospital grounds
- In-patient Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital
- Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP) at Surrey Memorial Hospital
- START (Short Term, Assessment, Response, Treatment) Teams – program for youth
- Reproductive Psychiatric Clinic at Royal Columbian Hospital Outpatient Department and Gateway Station Mental Health
- Regional Neuropsychology Assessment and Consultation at Royal Columbian Hospital Outpatient Department
- Community Residential Emergency Short Stay Treatment (CRESST) at Abbotsford, Surrey and New Westminster
- Neuropsychiatry Outreach Clinic, located at Delta Hospital, provides specialized assessments and consultation for individuals with mental illness and brain injury
- Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) Program (liaison/integration service between Mental Health and Substance Use and Probation Services)
- Regional Tertiary (intensive and highly specialized) Mental Health Services:
- Arbutus Place, 42-bed Older Adult Rehabilitation and Behavioural Stabilization Program in Langley
- Clayton Heights, a 29-bed Older Adult Rehabilitation and Behavioural Stabilization Program in Surrey
- Connolly Lodge, a 20-bed adult specialized residential facility on Riverview grounds
- Cottonwood Lodge, a 24-bed adult specialized residential facility on Riverview grounds
- Cypress Lodge, a 20-bed mental health rehabilitation facility on Riverview grounds
- Cedar Ridge, a 20-bed Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit in Chilliwack
- Memorial Cottage, a 25-bed mental health rehabilitation facility in Langley
- Memorial Cottage, a 24-bed Acute Older Adult Unit in White Rock
- Neuropsychiatry In-patient Program for adults with complex brain disorders/injuries and mental illness (Fraser Health has 10 beds in a Vancouver facility)
- Family Support, Education and Respite Program
- Mental Health Advocacy Services
- Disability Rights Advocacy website – Ask an Advocate
Centralized Fraser Health Crisis Line provides 24/7 telephone support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and community resource information for people of all ages:
- 604-951-8855 for callers residing west of Aldergrove
- 1-877-820-7444 toll-free for callers east of Aldergrove
For information about these services please contact: Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre: 604-777-8400 |#1 – 2232 Elgin Avenue | Port Coquitlam
Or visit the mental health and substance use section of our website.
Province-wide Alcohol and Drug Information Referral: 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441
Overdose response supports and services
Community engagement: Employees have participated in a number of community engagement activities, including an overdose prevention forum with SHARE in the TriCities.
TriCities Homelessness and Housing Task Group: Fraser Health participates with members from non-profit and government agencies, local government, community groups, members from the business community and concerned citizens to advocate for housing issues in the community. In 2016, the task group secured low barrier housing in the TriCities, including 30 shelter beds, 30 transitional house beds and 30 beds for extreme weather events. Fraser Health’s focus is in connecting people to care services, if needed, and linking groups to harm reduction supplies.
Education and training
Naloxone training: Naloxone training is available through Newport Public Health Unit and Stride with Purpose Mobile Health Van. A public health nurse has provided naloxone training in partnership with various community service agencies to community recovery homes, housing shelters and to youth.
Take Home Naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies: Take Home Naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies are available at Newport Public Health Unit and Stride with Purpose Mobile Health Van. The TriCities Health Unit Youth Clinic also provides sexual health and harm reduction supplies.
Safe sharps disposal: Sharps disposal services are available at Newport Public Health Unit and 3030 Gordon Project (RainCity).
Safe sharps recovery: Community members who find discarded sharps may contact the Stride with Purpose Mobile Health Van to arrange collection.
Surge outreach: Monthly, during cheque issue week and during periodic surges in overdose volumes, public health nurses and Mental Health and Substance Use clinicians conduct outreach to areas with a high volume of overdoses to distribute Take Home Naloxone, intervene in overdoses, assess and refer people to treatment.
Outpatient substance use programs: Provided by a contracted agency in the TriCities, outpatient substance use programs include school-based prevention services, individual and group counselling, family support, psycho-education and opioid agonist treatment.
Substance use treatment beds: Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody residents requiring treatment services have access to supports throughout the region. The 465 beds are a combination of sobering centre mats, withdrawal management, short-term access to recovery, stabilization and transitional living residence and intensive residential treatment beds. Of these beds, 15 Stabilization and Transitional Living Residences for individuals post-detox that require additional support are located in the TriCities.
DEWY (Day, Evening, Weekend Youth): Two DEWY intensive day treatment programs for youth located in Coquitlam (serving Fraser North including Surrey/Delta) and Langley (serving Fraser South including Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows). Four additional mobile DEWY cycles will be provided on a one-time basis prior to the end of 2017/28. Each cycle supports 12 youth through a five week program.
Health services leadership
Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation
Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation serves as a bridge between the Tri-Cities community and the Eagle Ridge Hospital by providing patients and hospital staff with the best medical equipment, programs and facilities possible. Our community deserves a place that delivers the best possible health care. With your help – be it by the donation of time, money or knowledge – we can help make this hospital better.
475 Guildford Way
Port Moody, BC V3H 3W9
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary
The members of Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary are committed to the development and support of a caring, rewarding, and effective working environment. Members support and contribute to the climate, goals and objectives of the Auxiliary to the best of their ability. All fundraising proceeds are used to purchase equipment and patient comfort needs for Eagle Ridge Hospital.
2811B Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC
Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice
The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice encompasses family physicians in parts of Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. We represent the traditional catchment area of the Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge Hospitals.