Local Medical Services

Visiting a Doctor

For minor illnesses or injuries, you should visit a “walk-in” clinic. You do not need to make an appointment. Most walk-in clinics are open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Always take your medical insurance card (MSP or guard.me) with you when you go to a doctor or clinic.

For the guard.me insured, walk-in clinics or doctor’s offices may ask you to pay for the office visit. You should ask for a detailed receipt and make a claim.

Go to Medimap for wait times at nearby clinics. Here is a list of convenient medical, dental and optometry clinics:
Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Salmon Arm

Visiting the Hospital

You should only go to the Hospital if it is an emergency or urgent care or if the walk-in clinics are closed and you can not wait until they re-open.

If you do not have MSP, the hospital will charge you a non-resident fee. If you are covered under guard.me you will need to submit a claim to them and they will pay the hospital directly.

If you have MSP, show your BC Services Card when you register so charges can be billed directly to MSP.