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.