People heading to a local walk-in clinic should call first — or at least check websites — as clinics are taking steps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by changing their processes.
The Kamloops Urgent Care Clinic at Columbia Street and McGill Road (behind Superstore) is temporarily taking appointments only by phone, at 250-371-4905.
Anybody with COVID-19 symptoms should call the clinic or 811 and go online and use the self-assessment tool, at https://covid19.thrive.health.
The Multi-Disciplinary Health Care Centre in Kinetic Energy, downtown in Lansdowne Village, is also taking appointments by phone. Staff will follow up with a telephone consultation before deciding if a patient needs to visit the clinic in person.
The clinic can be reached by phone at 250-828-6637 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
These changes have come following the recommendation from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry for health professionals to provide care to patients through telephone or video consultations whenever possible.