Health Services in Kamloops

The goal of this brochure is designed to help you better access health care services in Kamloops.

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Services

  • Dental Care
  • Family Doctor 
  • Urgent and Primary Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Additional Services

Dental Care

  • General dental care is not covered through Canada’s MSP 
  • Call 1-866-866-0800 for more dental information 
    • Enter your 10-digit phone number 
    • Press option 2 
    • Press option 4

Family Doctor

   How to get a family doctor:

  1. Search online at ‘Find a Doctor BC’ to see what clinics are accepting new patients in your area, Find a Doctor BC.
  2. Once you have looked at the clinic options, contact HealthLink BC by calling 8-1-1 and ask to be placed on the waitlist.
  3. Now that you are on the waitlist, you will be notified when the clinic has availability. Other Advice:
  4. Finding a family doctor may take time, please be patient. 
  5. Ask friends, coworkers, neighbors, or anyone else you feel comfortable asking, if their family doctor is accepting new patients.

Urgent and Primary Care

Address: 311 Columbia Street Unit 102

Phone Number: 250-314-2256

Website: Kamloops Urgent Primary Care

Hours: 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. Monday-Sunday

  • This is for individuals that need medical attention within 12-24 hours that is NOT considered emergent
    • For any emergency care please call 9-1-1 OR go to the emergency department 
  • This is not a walk-in clinic, you must phone to make an appointment.
    • Keep phoning until you are able to speak with someone, it may take a while
  • Care is provided for minor injuries such as cuts, wounds, infections, minor childhood injury/illness, and women’s health 

Emergency Care

Address: Royal Inland Hospital

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

  • For any emergency, please visit the RIH Emergency Department 
  • The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) is used to determine who receives care first
  • Reminder: This scale is a guide to help you understand how wait times are determined. Those highest on the scale as determined by the hospital will be seen first, while those on a lower scale may wait longer depending on who arrives and how urgent the condition is.

 

The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) is used to determine who receives care first:

  • Level 1: Resuscitation
    • Conditions that are threatening to life or limbs
  • Level 2: Emergent
    • Conditions that have the potential to threaten life, limbs, or function
  • Level 3: Urgent
    • Conditions that may progress to a more serious problem
  • Level 4: Less Urgent
    • Conditions that have the potential for deterioration and would benefit from treatment
  • Level 5: Non-Urgent
    • Sudden onset health problems, that do not require immediate attention

Other Services

Kamloops Kinetic Energy

Provides same-day appointments with medical doctor, women’s clinic, chiropractor, physiotherapy, and other services.

  • Address: 207-450 Lansdowne Street
  • Phone Number: 250-828-6637
  • Website: Kinetic Energy

Kamloops Public Health Unit

The public health unit provides health promotion services such as immunizations, breastfeeding supports, and other programs 

Virtual Walk in Clinic 

Same or next day visit with a doctor online through phone or video

CTAS. (2013). The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale Participants Manual. The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale Participants Manual. Retrieved March 21, 2022, from
http://ctas-phctas.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/participant_manual_v2.5b_november_2013_0.pdf

Division of Family Practice. (2022). Thompson region: Divisions of Family Practice. Divisions of Family Practice. Retrieved March 21, 2022, from
https://divisionsbc.ca/thompson-region

Find a Doctor BC . (2022). Town/City Search. Find a Doctor BC. Retrieved March 21, 2022, from
https://www.findadoctorbc.ca/vancouver-island-region-text-search/?list_town=Kamloops

HealthLink BC. (2022). Home Page. HealthLink BC – 24/7 Health Advice You Can Trust. Retrieved March 21, 2022, from
https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

Interior Health. (2021). Kamloops Urgent Primary Care and Learning Center. Interior Health.
Retrieved March 21, 2022, from
https://www.interiorhealth.ca/locations/kamloops-urgent-primary-care-learning-centre

Interior Health. (2021). Emergency Health Services. Interior Health. Retrieved March 21, 2022, from
https://www.interiorhealth.ca/services/emergency-health-services

 

Courtesy of Carleene Roddick, Amy Strank, and Katarina Sterk, Thompson Rivers University 3rd Year Nursing Students

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