Kimberley primary health centre open house

Interior Health offers range of services at Kimberley’s health centre

Diabetes dietician Catherine Strachan at the Kimberley Health Centre open house on Tuesday.

Diabetes dietician Catherine Strachan at the Kimberley Health Centre open house on Tuesday.

Interior Health offers a number of different services through its primary health centre and this week, Kimberley residents were invited up to take a look at what is available.

On Tuesday afternoon, in addition to a flu shot clinic, visitors had a chance to tour the facility and learn about what is offered.

Public Health Nurse Nancy Ricard gave a rundown of what is available.

“We have the primary health centre with a full time nurse, community rehab services (occupational therapy and physical therapy), public health nursing,for flu shots and immunization, home health nursing, case management for long term car and x-ray. We also have mental health services, diabetes education and more,” Ricard said.

These services are all provided by Interior Health. The Kimberley Health Centre, created when the Kimberley Hospital was closed in 2001, also provides a home for the Kimberley Medical Clinic, the Kimberley Loan Cupboard and Roots to Health Family clinic.