Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice


COVID Related

IH Handout - COVID-19 Community Collection Centre

WorkBC Quick Reference

This document is intended for anyone making referrals to WorkBC Employment Services, offering a brief overview of services and eligibility.  For more details, please visit or your local WorkBC Centre.

BCCA Colonoscopy Referral Form

British Columbia Cancer (BC Cancer) has begun trialing a new referral form that permits endoscopists to directly enroll their patients in the Colon Screening Program (CSP). Endoscopists may complete and fax a CSP: Colonoscopy Referral Form to BC Cancer, for their eligible patients, prior to or post-procedure; enrolling them in the CSP.

Trial Instructions

Referral Form

IH ED Visits per 100 LTC Beds Report

Overall, Interior Health saw a rate increase of 4% in Emergency Department (ED) visits per 100 Long-term care (LTC) beds from 2016/17 to 2019/20. In 2016/17, the rate, by Division of Family Practice region, ranged from 31 in Kootenay Boundary to 74 in Shuswap North Okanagan. These rates increased to 41 in Kootenay Boundary and decreased to 61 in Shuswap North Okanagan in 2019/20. Shuswap North Okanagan had the largest decrease (-17%) and Central Interior Rural had the largest increase (69%) year over year. See Appendix A for a breakdown of ED visits per 100 LTC beds and Appendix B for Division of Family Practice abbreviations.

Click here to view the report.

Palliative Care and End of Life Services (PCEOLS) Resources in the NOK

25 August 2020 - Online lab appointments coming soon to Salmon Arm

Lab Updates

Valley Medical Laboratories

ILU 20-66 Respiratory Virus Testing 2020-2021 Season - Clinical

ILU 20-69 Respiratory Virus Testing 2020-2021 Season - LTC

15 October 2020 Valley Medical Lab Memo

09 September 2020 Outpatient Lab Collections - VJH, Sterling, Enderby

06 November 2020 IH Member re: New Lab Appointment Booking Tool and Regional Call Centre - Salmon Arm

NOK Physician Memo Sterling Lab April 2021

SMP Inclusivity Workshop

VJH Physician Society CME 06-May-2021



Self-referral / referral of pregnant clients to Public / Community Health Services




CYMHSU Resources Updated May 2021

Harmony House - Adult Day Services

IH Memo - New Beckman Coulter


Vernon Orthopaedic Surgery Group Referral Form

Vernon Mental Health and Substance Use Referral Form

IH Heart Rhythm Services Referral Form

Pre-operative Internal Medicine Optimization Clinic (Vernon)

PAC flowchart

Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Management

Physician Contract Supporting Documents

Group Contract for Family Physicians Package

  • Group Governance Agreements Guide- Click Here
  • FAQs for Family Physician Contract Options- Click Here
  • Group Contract for Practicing Full Service Family Physicians Guide- Click Here

Simplified COVID Service Contract Package

  • FAQs for Simplified COVID-19 Service Contract- Click Here
  • Simplified COVID Service Contract Guide- Click Here
  • Simplified Service COVID Contract Hourly Rates- Click Here

New to Practice FP Contract Package

  • FAQs – New to practice FP Contract- Click Here
  • Group Governance Agreements Guide- Click Here
  • Individual contract for new to practice family physicians Guide- Click Here