The following information provides a snapshot of some of the health services available within or near Pitt Meadows. 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.

  • Population profile
    • Average family income after-tax: $80,397
    • Unemployment rate in 2011: 6.1%
    • Non-official languages spoken at home in 2011: Punjabi (1.8%), Korean (0.8%), Spanish (0.7%)
    • Physicians per capita: 87 per 100,000
    • Specialists per capita: 43 per 100,000
    • Average life expectancy: 80.6

    Learn more about the health profile for Pitt Meadows.

  • Key facts

    Population

    18,200 (2014 data)

    By 2024, the population of Maple Ridge is expected to grow by 16 per cent.

    Healthy aging

    Pitt Meadow’s Healthy Aging Report provide key information to underpin strategies to improve the health status of seniors in Fraser Health and keep them in the community.

    Community profiles

    Pitt Meadow’s Community Profile provides local data to support collaborative community health planning.

    School district 42 | www.sd42.ca

    The District has 32 schools:

    • 2 elementary schools
    • 6 secondary schools
    • 4 learning centres

    The District has approximately 15,000 students and around 1,700 teaching and support staff.

    City of Pitt Meadows www.pittmeadows.bc.ca

  • Hospitals

    Ridge Meadows Hospital

    11666 Laity Street, Maple Ridge, B.C. | 604.463.4111

    Ridge Meadows Hospital has 157 acute care beds. As a community hospital, it provides primary and secondary acute care and specialty services including 24/7 emergency, ambulatory care, day surgery, general and internal medicine, rehabilitation, maternity care, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, critical care, pharmacy, medical imaging, and a medical laboratory for both inpatient and outpatient needs. The site also offers a continuum of adult psychiatric and social services available on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

    In 2016/17, Ridge Meadows Hospital had 40,338 emergency visits, provided care to 6,710inpatient and 9,113 surgical daycare cases, delivered 765 newborns, and saw 93,082 visits to ambulatory care. 

    Ridge Meadows Hospital is the local community hospital for both Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, but with the network nature of Fraser Health’s care community, local residents access services at Ridge Meadows Hospital as well as other Fraser Health hospitals. 

    Hospital services

    • 24/7 Emergency
    • Ambulatory care
    • Surgery
    • Medicine
    • Rehabilitation
    • Maternity care
    • Orthopedics
    • Urology
    • Critical care
    • Pharmacy
    • Medical imaging
  • Community services

    Home and community care services 

    • The Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows 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.
    • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows currently has one Fraser Health owned and operated facility and two contracted facilities. These facilities provide 361 residential care beds in the community.
    • 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 substsance use

    • Please see tab below for mental health and substance use services in Pitt Meadows.
    • How to access: Please call the Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows Mental Health office at 604-476-7165. 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

    • We provide a range of services to promote health and wellness in the community.  These services include but are not limited to:
      • immunizations
      • pregnancy and early motherhood care
      • early childhood development
      • speech therapy
      • hearing clinics
      • nutrition
      • dental care
      • youth clinics
      • harm reduction
    • How to access: Please call the Maple Ridge Public Health office at 604-860-7630

    For more information on your community, visit the Community Health Atlas.

  • Mental health

    Services located in the Pitt Meadows include:

    • Psychiatric Liaison Nurse in the Ridge Meadows Hospital Emergency Department (7days/week)
    • Acute Adult Inpatient Unit at Ridge Meadows Hospital (20 beds)
    • Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic at Ridge Meadows Hospital
    • Community Mental Health Centres
      • Central Intake and Referral Service
      • Adult Short-Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Team: session limited 1:1 counselling
      • Adult Community Support Services/Assertive Case Management (ACSS/ACM) Team: for clients with serious and enduring mental illness, including assertive case management service and rehabilitation services
      • Group Therapy Services (GTS): core and specialty groups, including perinatal services
      • 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
      • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Mental Health and Substance Use Services and Outreach partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP for enhanced crisis response
    • Community Rehabilitation Services: Vocational Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Peer Support & Wellness Program, Clubhouse Program, Therapeutic Volunteer Program, Breathing Easy and Talking Tobacco Programs through Clubhouse, Rehabilitation Fund
    • Psychosis Treatment Optimization Program (PTOP) provides additional supports for individuals living with psychosis who have not responded well to previous treatments
    • Nurse Practitioner Service to individuals with mental health and/or substance use issues and the homeless
    • Contract partnership with Maple Ridge Parks and Leisure
    • Contracted substance use outpatient counselling/prevention program serving adults and youth (includes Youth Outreach Workers, School and Community-based Prevention Program
    • Direct and contracted Family Support services for people with a loved one living with a mental health and/or substance use issuem

    Regional services available to individuals in Maple Ridge 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)

    Mental health

    • 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

    Emergency services:

    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: Maple Ridge Mental Health Centre: 604-476-7165 |#500 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road | Maple Ridge

    Maple Ridge Treatment Centre: 604-466-6970

    Or visit our mental health and substance use section.

    Province-wide Alcohol and Drug Information Referral: 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441

  • Overdose response supports and services

    Prevention

    Community forums and events: Forums on the overdose crisis with the Community Network and Maple Ridge Division of Family Practice, as well as a community dialogue with the Greg Moore Youth Centre. Staff also attend Ridge Meadows Ministries community dinners each week to share information. The School District held two Fentanyl Forums, one in 2016 and one in 2017, in collaboration with Fraser Health and other partners.

    School support: Fraser Health partnered with School District 42 on a workshop on prevention and health promotion with youth in response to the overdose crisis. This event brought together 90 School District representatives, mental health and substance use workers, and public health service providers to learn about evidence and trauma informed education skills to activate youths’ resiliency while reducing potential harms related to substance use, including overdose events.

    In partnership with the School District Parent Advisory Committee, Fraser Health created a fact sheet for distribution at school graduations to parents and youth.

    Community overdose response committee: The committee includes peers with lived experience, Alouette Addiction Services, the City of Maple Ridge, RainCity Housing, the Salvation Army, the Maple Ridge School District (school board and Parent Advisory Committee members), first responders including the Fire Department, other community service providers and Fraser Health. The committee meets monthly and updates to the City’s Social planning Advisory Committee. The committee has supported a community poster campaign, Farmers Market booths, community forums, fact sheets for businesses, parents and youth, as well as wallet size resource cards on where to access harm reduction supplies. In addition, the committee is steering a stigma reduction project using PhotoVoice, funded through the CARBC Opioid Dialogues grant.

    Education, training and public awareness campaigns

    Naloxone training: Naloxone training is available through the Maple Ridge Public Health Unit, Ridge Meadows Ministries (Salvation Army), Rain City, Alouette Addictions and Stride with Purpose Health Van (Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families). Training has been provided to a number of community groups already, including the Maple Ridge Division of Family Practice, Youth Wellness Clinic and Alouette Correction Centre for Women.

    Internal campaigns: For release in fall 2017, an internal communications campaign will target frontline emergency department staff, including those at Ridge Meadows Hospital.

    Harm Reduction

    Overdose prevention sites: In December 2016, Fraser Health opened overdose prevention sites in four communities, including two in Maple Ridge. These sites ensure a health care professional is nearby to administer naloxone if a person consumes substances and overdoses. When a person is receptive, the sites also play an important role in connecting them to treatment, as well as other health care and community supports. 

    Take Home Naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies: Take Home Naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies are available at Maple Ridge Public Health Unit, Maple Ridge Mental Health Centre, Ridge Meadows Ministries (Salvation Army), Alouette Addictions, RainCity Housing and Stride with Purpose Health Van (Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families). Mobile services are available in various locations across the City including the St. Anne Camp.

    Safe sharps disposal: Sharps disposal services are available at the Maple Ridge Public Health Unit, Stride with Purpose Mobile Health Van, Alouette Addictions and Ridge Meadows Ministries. 

    Safe sharps recovery: Alouette Addictions, RainCity Housing and Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families undertake regular sweeps of key locations, including the St. Anne Camp in order to identify and safely dispose of any discarded sharps. Community members who find discarded sharps may contact Stride with Purpose Health Van to arrange collection.

    Surge outreach: Monthly, on weeks when income assistance cheques are issued and during periodic surges in overdose volumes, public health nurses and Mental Health and Substance Use clinicians conduct outreach to areas with high volume of overdoses to distribute Take Home Naloxone, intervene in overdoses, assess and refer people to treatment.

    Treatment

    Opioid Agonist Treatment clinics: Opened a clinic in Maple Ridge to improve access to first line treatment for opioid addiction (medications like Suboxone and methadone). Since opening in mid- July, there have been 170 clients served.

    Intensive Case Management (ICM): In Maple Ridge, Fraser Health partnered with BC Housing to implement an ICM team to support people with a severe substance use disorder who face complex challenges related to health, housing, and poverty, and face barriers in accessing existing health or social services. 

    Outpatient substance use programs: Provided by a contracted agency in Maple Ridge, 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: Maple Ridge 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. The following services are located in Maple Ridge:

    Stabilization and Transitional Living Residences (STLR): 219 beds, including 4 for youth, for individuals post-detox that require additional support. 26 of these beds are located in Maple Ridge.

    Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT) beds: 165 IRT beds for adults (including 4 for youth and 22 for young adults 19-24 years old) in five owned and operated/contracted programs. 60 of these beds are located in Maple Ridge. IRT  Services and Supports offer an intensive program experience for people 19 years and older with serious substance use issues within a residential setting, supported by qualified and trained health care providers. Programs include group-based and individual educational and counselling sessions, meals, recreational, social and life-skills building opportunities. Programs are usually 35-70 days.

    Riverstone Home/Mobile Detox/Daytox: Medically supported residential and home services for people in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Agassiz, Hope and Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows communities.

    Learn more about our regional supports and services.

  • Health services leadership

    Valerie Spurrell, Executive Director - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Health Services and Ridge Meadows Hospital

  • Our partners

    Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation

    Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation's vision is to improve health care in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows health services community by creating opportunities for giving.

    11666 Laity Street

    Maple Ridge, BC V2X 7G5

    Phone: 604.463.1822

    Fax: 604.466.7978

    info@rmhfoundation.com

    www.rmhfoundation.com

    Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice

    The Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice represents family physicians in Albion, Hammond, Haney, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Ruskin and Whonnock.

    Treena Innes

    Director

    Phone: 778.885.5750 

    tinnes@divisionsbc.ca

    www.divisionsbc.ca/rm