September 19, 2019 | People living in the central Okanagan will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care, with the opening of an urgent and primary care centre in Kelowna.
“The new urgent and primary care centre will help connect more people in Kelowna and the surrounding communities with the health care they need, when they need it,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “By increasing the number of publicly funded health-care professionals in the community, thousands of area residents who currently lack a primary care provider will benefit from increased access to same day appointments for urgent needs, ongoing primary care and better longitudinal care into the future.”
In consultation with the Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice, Interior Health has leased a standalone property to deliver urgent and primary care services. The clinic will operate seven days a week, including evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.