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IHA announces Kaslo Victorian Community Health Centre ER closure

By Contributor
March 14th, 2014

Kaslo and area residents are advised that due to limited physician availability the Victorian Community Health Centre Emergency Department will be closed fro 8 a.m. Monday, March 17 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Outside these hours, the emergency department will be open.

Kaslo and area 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.
  • Visit the emergency department at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson.
  • For non-urgent needs, visit a walk-in clinic in Nelson.
  • Note the weekend and holiday hours of your local pharmacy/drug store, and ensure your prescriptions are up to date.
  • Call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 (24 hour service), if you are unsure about your need to go to the emergency department.

Interior Health continues to actively recruit for permanent and locum physicians and regrets this temporary change to normal services.

IH will provide regular updates on any additional changes to normal services.

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