Clinics and Hospitals

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Dawson City Medical Clinic

Dawson City

Dawson City is home to about 2,500 residents – 2,000 or so in the winter and more than 3,000 in the summer. Our Medical Clinic and Hospital serve our local population, as a well as an expansive surrounding catchment area, including a vast number of remote mining and work camps (and numerous off-grid remote households).

Explore the facilities here.

FACILITIES

Located in the centre of town, our two storey GP-run hospital is equipped to handle a variety of in and out-patient treatments and medical emergencies. The medical clinic is conveniently located inside the hospital building. The hospital itself has six inpatient beds with a 24 hour ER, and basic lab and X-Ray. The emergency department has two trauma bays, two assessment rooms, a procedural/cast room, an eye room, a gynecology/obstetrics room, a safe room, and a decontamination bay. A point-of-care ultrasound is available for use.

Upstairs in the same building is the Dawson City Health Centre, staffed by a great team of Public Health Nurses and Mental Wellness and Substance Use Counsellors

There is only one pharmacy in town, also located in the hospital building!

Attached to the hospital is McDonald Lodge, a 15 bed long-term care facility. HomeCare nursing also operates out of this area.   

LOCAL SUPPORT STAFF

Our hospital is home to an incredible community of dedicated staff: Amazing (and highly experienced) MOAs, nurses, a lab/X-ray tech, and hospital administrators. Together, we work to ensure our patients' problems are best addressed despite the remote location of our little hospital.

AMBULANCES / MEDIVAC 

EMS/ambulance service is provided by local paramedics along with volunteer first responders. Physicians provide support to EMS for more unstable patients by ground as well as helicopter extractions from more remote sites. 

CONSULTANTS

There are no specialists based in Dawson City. We work closely with our "local" specialists in Whitehorse, including general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, and sports medicine. In addition, we often coordinate care with the visiting specialists who frequently come to Whitehorse for clinics.

FIRST NATION SUPPORT

There is additional community support provided by the local First Nation, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, including home care, counselling, youth programs, and financial medical assistance

Facility details

Lead or Manager

Adam Pankalla

Number of physicians

6

Address

501 Sixth Ave
Dawson City,
YT Y0B 1G0

Working at Whitehorse Medical Services was one of the most pleasant locum experiences I have had. The staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very accommodating. The practice is organized and the management very welcoming and supportive. – DR. LAUREL SNYDER

Contact us

By email

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By phone

(226) 402-3555

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