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Primary care hours at Victorian Community Health Centre

Interior Health Authority
By Interior Health Authority
April 9th, 2017

In a media release, Interior Health and Kaslo physicians – Dr. Chantal Guillemette, Dr. Shelina Musaji, Dr. Fen Smit, and Dr. Cortney Shier – said they are pleased to inform residents of Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake communities that weekend primary care hours at the Victorian Community Health Centre will continue on a permanent basis.
This follows a successful trial of weekend primary care services that began last September.
Interior Health would also like to acknowledge the Village of Kaslo and Area D Health Care Select Committee for their ongoing support of services at the Victorian Community Health Centre. We look forward to continuing to build on this partnership between the communities of the Kaslo area, health care providers, and Interior Health.
Residents who wish to book an appointment to see their doctor should contact health centre staff at 250-353-2291 extension 5 during regular weekday business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday).
There is access to some same-day appointments for unexpected medical issues after 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Depending on the number of booked appointments and same-day patients, physicians may not be able to see all patients who come to the health centre without an appointment. All efforts will be made to accommodate patients, but Interior Health urges people to book appointments whenever possible.
Kaslo and area residents who require emergency care outside regular weekday Emergency Department hours should call 9-1-1.

Anyone requiring urgent medical care, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 (24 hour service), and a nurse can discuss your needs with you over the phone.

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