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.