Health Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

A community health centre (CHC) is a model of health service delivery. CHCs are governed locally, either by a municipality or not-for-profit. The district is responsible for all the administrative duties allowing physicians and other healthcare providers to focus on what matters most - patient care.

British Columbia Association of Community Health Centres

BC Rural Health Network


The medical services needed by the community will be met through team-based care as determined by your physician or nurse practitioner. To learn about other health and wellness services, visit the Business and Attractions Directory and filter by "Medical Services".

Full-time healthcare providers include Dr. Vicki Edmondson and nurse practitioner Jennifer Post-Balfour. Locum practitioners provide support and coverage. Dr. Lucky Kotingo joins us this fall through the Practice Ready Assessment Program.

The health-care support staff includes health centre manager Karen Eastland and medical office assistants Sandra Chartrand, Carla Chmilar and Kira Gulliford.

Meet the Health-care Team!

The Sicamous Community Health Centre accepts walk-ins, whether you are a patient or not. On operational days between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., you can call the Sicamous Community Health Centre to ensure physician availability for your walk-in.

The Shuswap Saturday Urgent Care Clinic offers same-day access and walk-ins.

Contact the Sicamous Community Health Centre at 250-836-2817 to book your health appointment. The medical office assistants are happy to assist you. 

The Sicamous Community Health Centre has processes and procedures to ensure privacy protection and patient confidentiality. Only those authorized to access medical files, such as physicians and healthcare support staff, access medical information. The District of Sicamous office has no access to medical records or information about patient care. 

The district and Sicamous Community Health Centre adhere to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Bylaw No. 922, 2016 and Privacy Management Policy No. A-34. Learn more!

Saturday Afterhours Clinic

The Saturday Afterhours Clinic launched on October 7, 2023. The walk-in-only clinic is open on Saturdays, typically from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and offers urgent primary care and same-day access. The clinic operates from various offices depending on the staff operating the clinic.

This initiative is supported by healthcare operators in the Shuswap and was created to support the emergency department at Shuswap Lake Hospital.

Dr. Vicki Edmondson and nurse practitioner Jennifer Post-Balfour will be part of the rotation on behalf of the Sicamous Community Health Centre.

Saturday After Hours Clinic

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. 

Office Hours 

Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. excluding Statutory Holidays. 

Sicamous Community Health Centre 

Phone:  250-836-2817
Fax: 250-836-2867

Karen Eastland, Health Centre Manager 

Phone:  250-836-2817