Health Services

Health Services

Health services in Elkford are highlighted by the Elkford Health Care Centre, which is a fully-equipped health care centre with a physician's clinic, nursing staff, lab and x-ray services, a part time physiotherapist, and a public health nurse, drug and alcohol counsellors, mental health and youth outreach workers.

Elkford has a highly trained volunteer ambulance service on call 24 hours per day. There are larger hospitals in Fernie and Cranbrook, both of which have a regional hospital serving the East Kootenays. Emergency transportation is available by helicopter to Calgary.

Elkford has a full-time dentist, a public health nurse, and a part-time optometrist. There is a delivery service for prescriptions.

Contact Information

For more information on Elkford services contact the Elkford Health Care Centre:

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT:
Phone: 250.865.2247
 
     Nurse on Duty: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (excluding stat holidays)
     Doctor on Call: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (excluding stat holidays)

MEDICAL CLINIC:

Phone: 250.865.2215
Appointments:
 
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (excluding stat holidays)
To book an appointment please call:     250.865.2215

LAB/X-RAY DEPARTMENT:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 – 3:30 p.m.
PHYSIOTHERAPHY CLINIC:
Mondays: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
BUSINESS OFFICE: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
   
To access the Physician on call when there is no nurse on duty. Phone: 1.866.423.4453, otherwise use regular phone numbers.

If you have a serious emergency please call first, prior to arriving or call an ambulance. Ambulance-call 911

For medical information and advice please consult your BC Health Guide or phone the BC Nurse Line: 811
Should you encounter problems accessing services, please contact site administration.