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Kelowna’s new urgent and primary-care centre opens its doors

A new urgent and primary-care centre has opened in Kelowna.

Located at 1141 Harvey Ave., in the Capri Centre complex, it’ll give Kelowna residents better access to team-based day-to-day public health care.

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It’s a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Interior Health and the Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice and the Doctors of BC.

"The Kelowna UPCC will help connect more people in Central Okanagan communities with the health care they need, when they need it," said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.

"Thousands of area residents who currently lack a primary-care provider will benefit from increased access to same-day appointments for urgent needs and ongoing primary care, as well being able to find a doctor or care provider for regular, ongoing primary care."

Kelowna’s new UPCC is one of three centres now open in Interior Health, with 14 having been announced throughout BC.

At this new location, Central Okanagan residents will be able to receive urgent primary care from doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and office staff.

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The centre’s primary purpose is to provide care for people with non-life threatening conditions who need to see a health-care provider within 12 to 24 hours.

It will also help attach patients to a regular primary-care provider.

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