Northern Health is the publicly funded healthcare provider for the northern half of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Northern Health serves over 300,000 people in an area of 600,000 square kilometres. It was established as one of five geographically based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia.
Safe Needle Disposal
The Safe Needle Disposal Guide provides important information on safe needle disposal practices. Needles and needle debris are a challenging issue for the community of Prince George. Needles are used by people with specific health conditions, including people with specific addictions. Ensuring that people who use needles can access safe disposal, and that stray needles and needle debris in the community are dealt with promptly and safely is one of the goals of this guide. This guide outlines best practices for the safe disposal of needles in order to help protect the health and safety of all citizens of Prince George.
Pick up a container for safe needle handling at Northern Health 1444 Edmonton Street.
Outreach services in Prince George provide services to any one in the community who might not otherwise have access to those services. A key component of outreach is that the groups providing it are not stationary, but mobile; in other words they are meeting those in need of outreach services at the locations where those in need are.
Shelter & Supported Housing
The Central Interior Native Health Society provides resources for temporary homeless individuals and families.
The Homeless Hub is a web-based research library and information centre representing an innovative step forward in the use of technology to enhance knowledge mobilization and networking.