Here are a few steps to get started on seeking health or medical care. In the case of an emergency, dial 911.
Penticton Regional Hospital is a full-service medical and surgical facility, offering 24-hour emergency and trauma services, acute services, ambulatory and outpatient clinics, and diagnostic/paramedical services. It’s located at 550 Carmi Avenue. Ph: 250-492-4000. For information about hospital parking, visit our Parking page.
To find a family doctor, you can add your name to a centralized waitlist at divisionsbc.ca/sos. You can also check the find-a-physician tool maintained by the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons. While waiting for a doctor, you can visit a walk-in medical clinic.
Walk-In Clinics & Medical Centre
Appointments are not required at walk-in medical clinics. Simply drop by and wait your turn to speak with a doctor. You'll find two walk-in clinics in Penticton:
- Apple Plaza Walk-In: 1848 Main Street
- Peach City Medical & Urgent Care: Cherry Lane Mall
The Penticton Health Centre, at 740 Carmi Avenue, also offers a range of health services including immunizations. 250-770-3434.
8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. The 8-1-1 phone line is operated by HealthLink BC, which is part of the Ministry of Health. By calling 8-1-1, you can speak to a health service navigator, who can help you find health information and services; or connect you directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a qualified exercise professional, or a pharmacist. Any one of these healthcare professionals will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns, or those of your family.
211 is Canada’s primary source of information for government and community-based health and social services. The free and confidential service can be accessed 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages, by phone, chat, text, and web. 211 helps connect people to the right information and services, making their pathway to care and resources a guided and trusted one. Visit 211.ca for more information or in BC , visit BC211.ca.