Despite what Health Minister Adrian Dix says about ... increasing the number of publicly funded health-care professionals ... there are still shortages
For many years, over 20 thousand residents in the City of Kamloops had no regular medical care provider. They lined up, sometimes for hours in the very early hours of the days, in hopes of getting medical care at one of several Walk-In clinics – and in Kamloops, winter, temperatures average from -7 degrees Celsius to a high of -2 Celsius.
According to the Interior Health Authority, there are ten Primary Health Care Centres available within Interior Health communities. Primary Health Care Centres have a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to healthcare delivery. Each centre has an interdisciplinary healthcare team that provides a range of services in a single site – i.e. a checkup with your family doctor, a visit to a physiotherapist, pharmacist, or public health nurse. The selection of services offered in each Primary Health Care Centre reflects the unique needs of its community.