Advice needed please: GP visit in Kamloops??

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Wardy, Jan 11, 2017.


    Wardy Active Member

    Wife has picked up a chest infection with fever. Need to visit a GP to get antibiotics. Does anyone know if there is a best approach to getting this done locally? Or can anyone recommend a local clinic? Thanks in advance.

    BilbyBill Well-Known Member

    You dont say where you are, but I am assuming Sun Peaks. There is an on mountain clinic at Sun Peaks.
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    Wardy Active Member

    Yep we're in Sun Peaks but driving to Revie today and the clinic doesn't open until 4 so Kamloops most likely

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Season Pass Gold

    I am sure there are a few SP regulars here who are very familiar with the medical system there..... anyone
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    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

    Hospital in Kamloops. Just google. It is $1000 to get looked at by a doctor though if you are a foreigner.

    Chalkie Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    But travel insurance should cover this. When we had to go into Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Vancouver Island for a broken wrist, we had to pay upfront on our credit card but it was all paid back by the travel insurance company. Just make sure you let them know by calling their hotline and getting a file opened before incurring the charge - some companies may refuse claims on the basis of lack of notification.

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

    Yes travel insurance covered it. But you need the space on your credit card.

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Just google walk in doctor kamloops.

    There are a few that pop up not needing an appointment
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    hpsauce Dedicated Member

    Yeah....I wouldn't go to a hospital. Unless it is an emergency.
    Go to a GP clinic...or ask a pharmacy for advice on which GP clinic. I've gone to a pharmacy before and asked for a recommendation

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    The words to use when asking locals for directions or advice are "walk-in clinic". Kamloops will have several, and there will be more in the towns along the way. Typically the clinics are staffed by a coalition of local GPs are open 6 or 7 days a week.

    Wardy Active Member

    Cheers guys. After half a dozen ph calls Kamloops was looking ugly so planned to find one in Revie. Dropped into the small town of Chase on a whim and was seen by a GP at a clinic within 5 mins. $100 cash fee. Great result all round as wife was diagnosed prescribed and dosed up by mid arvo. Now we just have to get over the flu... And protect the other four of us. Thanks for the replies, Revie beckons...