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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has opened the Site C Health Clinic to provide support during construction of the Site C dam.

According to a press release from Hydro, the Clinic is run by a partnership between Halfway River First Nation and International SOS.

The Clinic will provide employees with access to primary and preventative care.

The facility will include:

  • The clinic is open seven days a week, 12 hours a day, with emergency after-hour access. It will be open 24 hours a day during peak workforce periods.
  • It delivers healthy living and illness prevention programs to the workforce, including flu immunizations.
  • Clinic staffing will include nurse practitioners, advanced care paramedics and registered nurses, supported by an off-site medical director.

The Clinic will provide similar care to that of outpatient clinics located throughout B.C. Nurse practitioners are able to diagnose and treat most primary care conditions, prescribe medications, order lab tests and imaging, and perform minor surgical procedures.

The operation of an on-site health care facility is a condition of the Site C project’s Environmental Assessment Certificate. The clinic will remain open for the duration of the operations phase of Two Rivers Lodge.

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