Content Map Terms
Last updated: July 6, 2023
The Thompson Region Division of Family Practice and Interior Health are working together to help patients find a family doctor or nurse practitioner. This includes people living in the following communities:
- Heffley Creek
- Lac Le Jeune
- Lee Creek
- Little Fort
- Logan Lake
- Louis Creek
- Magna Bay
- Monte Lake
- Pinantan Lake
- Qw7ewt/Skwlax (Little Shuswap) Band
- Scotch Creek
- Sexqeltqin (Adams Lake) Indian Band
- Seymour Arm
- Simpcw (North Thompson) First Nation
- Sk'atsin (Neskonlith) Indian Band
- Skitsesten (Skeetchestn) Indian Band
- Stil'qw/Pelltiq't (Whispering Pines) Indian Band
- St Ives
- Sun Peaks
- Tk'emlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops Indian Band)
If you live in B.C. and need a primary care provider, you can register for the Health Connect Registry. You can also register your family members or a person in your care.
To register, you’ll need to provide your Personal Health Number, B.C. home address and contact information.
Registration also helps us to understand how many people do not have a primary care provider so we can plan appropriately.
When a primary care provider becomes available you will be contacted directly. The process of connecting people to a primary care provider will take some time, and your patience is appreciated.
Emergency or Urgent Care
- Emergency Department in Clearwater - Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital
- North Shuswap:
- Sun Peaks:
Urgent Prescription Refills
Pharmacists can help you with an emergency prescription. Visit the HealthLink BC Directory to a find a pharmacy near you.
Expectant parents in the Thompson Region without a primary care provider can visit a walk-in clinic or emergency department to initiate a referral to a maternity care provider, as well as for any prenatal and healthcare needs. Some maternity care providers accept self-referrals. If you are placed on a maternity care waitlist, it is important to seek prenatal care from another provider in the meantime.
Visit Kamloops Maternity Care for prenatal health connections.
First Nations/Aboriginal Health Services:
- Adams Lake: Services Adams Lake members
- Phone: 250-679-8841
- First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day
- Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society
- Q'wemts'n Health Society
- Simpcw Health Program: Services Simpcw members
- Phone: 250-672-9925
- Skwlax Wellness Centre: Services Little Shuswap members
- Phone: 250-679-3702
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Urban Aboriginal Health Centre
Update Your Information
Keeping information on the Health Connect Registry up to date is important. This will help us connect you to a family doctor or nurse practitioner. If you need to update information on the Health Connect Registry for yourself, your family or person in your care, please contact HealthLink BC by dialing 8-1-1, or for the deaf and hard of hearing, dialing 7-1-1.
A HealthLink BC health service navigator will ask you for your Personal Health Number. If you are updating information on behalf of your family or a person in your care, you will require their Personal Health Number to make an update.
Information on the Health Connect Registry can only be updated by phone at this time.
Health Services and Support
While you are waiting to be connected with a family doctor or nurse practitioner, please also consider the following for accessing health services and support.
Call HealthLink BC
HealthLink BC provides free health information and advice any time of the day or night. Call us toll-free at 8-1-1 in B.C., or for the deaf and hard of hearing, call 7-1-1. A health service navigator will help you find the information you are looking for or transfer you to a registered nurse, registered dietitian, licensed pharmacist or qualified exercise professional. Our navigators can also help you find a health service in your community such as a walk-in clinic or urgent primary care centre. Translation services are available in over 130 languages.
Visit your local walk-in clinic
You are welcome to visit a walk-in clinic. Walk-in clinic doctors can diagnose, manage illnesses, prescribe medication, order medical tests and make referrals to specialists. Please visit our HealthLinkBC Directory to find a clinic close to where you live.
Find health services and support in your community
Search our HealthLinkBC Directory to find health services in B.C. We list all publicly-funded health, mental health and addiction treatment programs. If you need help finding a health service, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 and speak with one of our health service navigators.
The content and resources included on this webpage have been jointly created and curated by the Thompson Region Division of Family Practice and HealthLink BC.