Residents are advised of the following changes and updates to emergency department hours at the health centres in Elkford and Sparwood due to physician availability.
Elkford Emergency Department will be closed on Tuesday, March 19.
The Medical Clinic will remain open during regular hours on these dates, with normal laboratory service, home care nursing and other scheduled appointments.
Sparwood Emergency Department will be closed March 26 between 8 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Except for these dates, Elkford and Sparwood emergency departments will be open during normal hours. (Elkford: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sparwood: Seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Elkford/Sparwood 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.
Residents should proceed to the emergency department in Fernie.
If individuals are unsure about what services they require, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.
The toll-free line provides 24-hour, confidential health information and advice from a registered nurse.
Interior Health regrets these temporary changes to usual service.
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