Office of the Medical Health Officer
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​About us

Office of the Medical Health Officer
Community Health & Services Centre
505 Doyle Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y OC5
Phone: 250-868-7729

The Office of the Medical Health Officer is responsible for monitoring, protecting and improving the health of the population within the Interior Health region.  Our Medical Health Officers (MHOs) are legally mandated to provide independent consultation and direction under the BC Public Health Act. The Office works in collaboration with public health programs to prevent disease, injury, disability and death, to reduce health inequities, and to protect the public from environmental and other risks to health.

Public health overdose emergency

The Office of the Medical Health Officer is leading Interior Health’s response to the public health overdose emergency declared in our province on April 14, 2016.      

Our team

The Office of the Medical Health Officer includes:

  • Dr. Trevor Corneil
  • Dr. Kamran Golmohammadi 
  • Dr. Sue Pollock
  • Dr. Silvina Mema

Programs and services

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

The Office of the MHO is responsible for control, treatment, and management of communicable diseases through Interior Health’s Communicable Disease Unit

Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV (STOP HIV) 

The Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV program is a province-wide approach to HIV prevention and treatment that aims to reduce HIV transmission.

Academic Opportunities

The Office provides opportunities for residency as well as medical student or Masters level public health placement opportunities. Contact us for more information.

Publications and Reports

 

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