East Kootenay Divisions of Family Practice


For people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, Sparwood will exceed your expectations by offering you instant access to mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes filled with an array of fish and wildlife. Participate in fishing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, golf, numerous lake activities, hunting, cross country skiing and world class skiing and snowboarding to your heart’s content.

Sparwood is an East Kootenay community of about 4,000 people living in the beautiful Elk Valley, approximately 1.5 hours away from Cranbrook, BC and 2.5 hours away from Calgary, AB - offering easy access to big city amenities while enjoying all that rural living has to offer.

-District of Sparwood, https://www.sparwood.ca/. 2021

Medical Community:

The Sparwood Health Centre has an interdisciplinary team that provides emergency services, ambulatory care, home health services, laboratory/diagnostic imaging, public health, chronic disease management, mental health/substance use and Primary Care Nursing. Additional support services include a Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Respiratory Therapist, Physiotherapist and 4 medical office assistants. There is also a satellite dialysis unit that runs 6 days/week.

The emergency department closes at 7 pm – there is no overnight call requirement in Sparwood. Weekend and evening call is max 1 in 5 for a full time contract (possibly moving to 1 in 6.)

Options are available to have privileges at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie and Facility privileges and site privileges in Sparwood and Elkford Health Care Centres.


District of Sparwood
Visitor Information Centre
Interior Health


Sparwood Tourism

Current Initiatives:

Primary Care Network
Patient Medical Home
Shared Care Palliative
Shared Care Evaluating the EK Eating Disorder Clinic
Shared Care Microblogging MD (MBMD)
Long Term Care Initiative (LTC)