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  • Meet Our Healthcare Team

Sicamous Community Health Centre

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a CHC?

A Community Health Centre (CHC) is a model of health service delivery. CHCs are governed locally, either by a municipality or not-for-profit, and are different than a private medical clinic that requires the physician to undertake the administration of operating the clinic. By shifting to a CHC, the District will take over all administrative duties allowing physicians and other healthcare providers to focus on what matters most - patient care.

Will the District have access to my private medical file?

The Sicamous Community Health Centre, like all practices have processes and procedures in place to ensure the dignity, privacy and confidentially of all patients.  As such, the District Office has no access to medical records, nor can the District engage in conversations regarding patient care. 

Only those authorized to access medical files, such as physicians and health-care support staff, will have access to your private medical information. Although the District will be assuming the overall administration of the clinic, your files will continue to be held in confidence by the medical staff at the clinic as per the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Please direct any comments or concerns to Karen Eastland, Health Centre Manager at 250-517-9414 or keastland@sicamous.ca.

Who will be my doctor?

The District is pleased to announce that Dr. Saad Alam has been hired as the full-time family physician with Dr. Edmondson and Dr. Connick as part-time family physicians.  The District will continue to recruit other healthcare providers to meet the needs of our community. Meet our healthcare team here.

How do I make an appointment?

Please call the clinic directly at 250-836-2817 and either Sandra and Carla will be happy to assist you in booking a medical appointment. 

How does this affect my taxes?

The District will bill the Province through the Medical Services Plan (MSP) for the services provided. This revenue will offset the operational costs including wages, equipment and building costs. Initially a deficit is expected; however, with additional physicians the District is expecting a 100% cost recovery of the service within three to five years.

What health services will be offered?

The medical services needed by the community will be met through team-based care as determined by your physician. For contact information of other health and wellness services, visit the Business and Attractions Directory and filter by Medical Services. 

Live More Live Well Strategy

In 2019,the District of Sicamous received support from Interior Health and and BC Healthy Communities to create a community wellness plan. This exploration of community health included the creation of the Community Wellness Committee (CWC) with representation from the public. 

"This strategy aims to consider the critical and interconnected role our Social, Economic,
Natural and Built environments as they work together to create and foster a strong and
healthy community where all individuals can reach their full potential" (Live More Live Well Strategy). 

In the development of the Live More Live Well Strategy, the CWC hosted public engagement events and workshops between April and September of 2019. 

Learn more about the Live More Live Well Strategy!

 

Contact the Sicamous Community Health Centre

Phone: 250-836-2817 | Fax: 250-836-2867 | Email: sicamousmedical@gmail.com