Elkford Temporary Service Changes August 9

Interior Health advises residents that the emergency department at the Elkford Health Centre will be closed on Tuesday, August 9.

Interior Health announced temporary changes to the services at the Elkford Health Centre.

Interior Health advises residents that the emergency department at the Elkford Health Centre will be closed on Tuesday, August 9 due to a temporary shortage of nursing and support staff at the site.

Lab collection and X-ray services will also not be available in Elkford on August 9.

When the emergency department in Elkford is closed, residents should:

  • In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • Go to the emergency department in Sparwood (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or Fernie (24/7 emergency department service). Lab collection and X-ray services are also available in Sparwood and Fernie.
  • If individuals are unsure about what services they require, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.

    The toll-free line provides 24-hour, confidential health information and advice from a registered nurse.

The Medical Clinic and scheduled physician services will remain open during regular hours (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday).

Interior Health regrets these temporary changes to usual service.