Elkford Emergency Department closed today

Elkford Emergency Department is closed today due to lack of available physicians.

  • May. 23, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Elkford Emergency Department at the health centre will be closed today due to limited physician availability.

It will reopen tomorrow and operate normal hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Elkford residents should take note of the following if they require care when the emergency department is closed:

In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Residents should proceed to the emergency department in Sparwood which is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alternatively residents can attend the emergency department in Fernie which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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.

Interior Health said they regret these temporary changes to usual service.