Part of ‘best health’ for patients is referring them to specialists, communicating and collaborating with other doctors, and discussing treatments with colleagues. Although you are in a rural setting, there are other health professionals nearby.
In Scotch Creek
People Drugs pharmacy is right next door with a full time pharmacist on duty.
Lifelabs laboratory collection services are in our office each Friday
Local First Responders attend life threatening 911 calls or if the ambulance is delayed
Local extended care facility
2 Dentists next door, massage therapy, chiropractic etc. nearby
In Chase (35km or a quick phone call)
The Chase clinic offers 3 doctors to their population of 2500. They run a private clinic, and also staff a week day Diagnostic/Treatment centre owned by Interior Health. This D&T center offers Lab hours, X-ray and other services.
Sorrento (35km or a quick phone call)
Sorrento has a weekday clinic staffed by one Nurse Practitioner.
Salmon Arm (60km or a quick phone call)
Salmon Arm, the largest of the towns on Shuswap Lake at about 18,000 population, has numerous doctors and clinics. It also hosts Shuswap Lake General Hospital, a Level 2 hospital with 24/7 emergency services plus surgical, inpatient, obstetrics, and more.
Kamloops (84km or a quick phone call)
The Kamloops population of 85,000 is serviced by many doctors, clinics and specialists. Royal Inland Hospital offers high-level, specialty medical care including core physician specialties, 24 emergency and trauma services, ambulatory and outpatient clinics, and diagnostic services.