East Kootenay Divisions of Family Practice

Press Releases

Pregnancy care clinic opens in Cranbrook

e-know.ca: Expectant parents will benefit from improved access to comprehensive pregnancy care at the new Encompass Pregnancy Care clinic, which opened in March in Interior Health’s Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Cranbrook, located in the Baker Street Professional Centre at 1311 2nd St.

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Supporting the Toolkit for Environmentally Sustainable Primary Care: An initiative supported by the East Kootenay Division of Family Practice

Cascades Canada: While much environmental work being done in healthcare has focused on hospitals, the Toolkit for Environmentally Sustainable Primary Care is a unique opportunity to acknowledge what is being done in our communities. You can help shape the guide and inspire action by sharing the work you’ve been doing in your clinic.

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Urgent and primary care centre open in Cranbrook

BC Gov News: A new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) opens Dec. 8 in Cranbrook’s Baker Street Mall, Unit 230, 1311 2nd St. It will feature improved access to care through extended weekend and evening hours.

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Primary care network coming to East Kootenay

BC Gov News: The East Kootenay primary care network is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Interior Health, East Kootenay Division of Family Practice, the Ktunaxa Nation and Shuswap Indian Band. The primary care network will benefit people living in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood, Invermere, Elkford, Golden and Creston.

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Cranbrook Virtual Walk-in Clinic still operational

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

e-know.ca: Cranbrook Virtual Walk-in Clinic still operational The EK Division of Family Practice, led by community physicians, established the Cranbrook Virtual Walk-in clinic for patients without a family physician, in response to the new virus threats in April.

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RDEK approves grant funding for regional family physician recruitment

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Cranbrook Daily Townsman: A local group is looking to increase recruitment of more family physicians to Cranbrook and the surrounding regional communities, and has gotten some help from the Regional District of East Kootenay. The RDEK recently approved a funding request from the East Kootenay Division of Family Practice, which asked for $10,000 this year and $15,000 next year to support ongoing recruitment and retention efforts of family physicians to the area.

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Virtual walk-in COVID-19 clinic now available

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 

e-know.ca: The East Kootenay Division of Family Practice is now offering a virtual walk-in COVID-19 clinic for people without a family doctor.

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East Kootenay family doctors now available for telephone, video appointments

Monday, April 6, 2020

Creston Valley Advance: Family physicians across the East Kootenay region are now available for telephone and video care appointments. On April 2, the province announced that B.C. health are workers would be gaining access to virtual health care options as many clinics were forced to close for all non-emergency appointments due to COVID-19.

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About the East Kootenay Division of Family Practice

The East Kootenay Division of Family Practice is a non-profit society whose membership comprises 128 family doctors who support patients in the communities of Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Kimberley, Golden, Invermere, Sparwood and Elkford. 

About the Divisions of Family Practice

The Divisions of Family Practice initiative is funded by a joint committee of the BC Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC. There are 34 Divisions of Family Practice in B.C. that encompass more than 220 communities.