Health Care

The province of British Columbia is dedicated to delivering high-quality, accessible health services that people need. The province is working to build a health system that provides quality care and addresses the unique needs of patients, families, caregivers and health professionals throughout the province.

The provincial Ministry of Health Services provides a vast amount of information regarding our provincial health care system including how to apply to for coverage to the Medical Services Plan,  Health Insurance BC, PharmaCare, Home and Community Care, and even Surgical Wait List Registry.

British Columbia has established five health service regions in the province. Interior Health is responsible for the Interior of British Columbia including Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. Their website has a variety of information including a searchable database for finding a physician, specialist, dentist or chiropractor, home and community care information.

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is the Central Okanagan’s primary acute care health facility and one of two Interior Health tertiary referral hospitals in the region that offers high-level, specialty medical care.

Kelowna General Hospital's services are grouped into three main categories:

  • Medical/Surgical Services - Emergency medicine, family practice, geriatrics, obstetrics and pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery.
  • Ambulatory Care and Outpatient Clinics – Cardiac, chemical dependency, day care surgery, GI lab, EEG, ENG, EMG, hemodialysis, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatric chemotherapy, peritoneal dialysis, pulmonary function, rehab day program, respirology/allergy program and urology.
  • Diagnostic/Paramedical Services - Diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, nutrition, counseling, occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, drug counseling, physiotherapy, psychology, and speech pathology.