South Okanagan Similkameen Division: More than 1,100 patients find care providers through attachment list

October 28, 2019 | In just six months, more than 1,100 patients without a family doctor in the South Okanagan Similkameen region have found a care provider.

“I feel so incredibly lucky,” says Jan Kostek, who located a primary care provider by signing up on the SOS Division regional waitlist (

“Finding health care was one of our biggest concerns moving here from Edmonton,” she says. “We’d heard about the physician shortage, and we had no connections.”

All patients looking for a primary care provider, either a family physician or a nurse practitioner, in the South Okanagan Similkameen should register using this centralized Patient Attachment List.

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