Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Finding a Clinic

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Health resources

In Canada you should know that:

  • Appointments should be made in advance
  • Drop-ins (people coming in without an appointment) are seen only if time permits
  • All medical matters are strictly confidential between the doctor, nurse and patient
  • Pamphlets on various health-related topics can be found in the waiting area

If your medical emergency is not very serious, you can go to a walk-in clinic. These clinics have doctors and nurses. You do not need an appointment. Most large communities have walk-in clinics. Some clinics are open late. Many are open seven days a week. Look at the following table for details on the hospital and clinics.

Clinic name Location / Phone Hours
Campus Health Centre In TRU, OM1461
250-828-5126
250-828-5139
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Summit Medical Clinic 4-1380 Summit Dr.
250-554-4265
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends/ holidays
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kamloops Urgent Care Clinic 4-910 Columbia St W.
250-371-4905
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekends/ holidays
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Shore Treatment Centre 63-700 Tranquille Rd.
250-554-4265
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – to 6 p.m.
Saturdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays/ holidays
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Royal Inland Hospital 311 Columbia St.
250-374-5111
24 hours. For emergency only

Emergency

If you need an ambulance, call 9-1-1 or the emergency phone number in your area. This number is usually at the front of the telephone book. Ask for an ambulance. The ambulance will take you to the emergency department of a hospital. MSP will not pay for the ambulance. If you go in an ambulance, you do not have to pay right away. You will get a bill later. If you have a low income, you may get assistance.