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At Interior Health, we work and partner for the health and wellbeing of everyone in the B.C. Interior.

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New era ushered in for Royal Inland Hospital
Construction of the new Teck Emergency Department at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops is underway, with renovations scheduled to be complete in 2026. Teck, one of Canada’s leading mining companies, contributed $2.5 million toward the project.
Features of the new Emergency Department
The new emergency department will feature the installation of innovative antimicrobial copper surfaces and equipment to help protect patients and health-care workers.
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Careers
Come Live, Work, And Play

Our uniqueness is in who we are and where we are. Our geographical location offers the choice of an active urban lifestyle or a quiet rural setting. Whether you're in clinical care, management, or in a supporting role, your impact will be felt. Your passion and motivation combined with our commitment to set new standards and excellence make Interior Health the right choice for you. We thrive as a direct result of state-of-the-art equipment, forwarding thinking and strong leadership. We are here for your whole life from career choices to family benefits to work/life balance. At Interior Health there is always room to grow.

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Emergency Preparedness
Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

This page provides you with information that may help you prepare for an environmental health emergency before it happens. Learn about emergency kit preparation, hazardous materials, spring flooding, and more. 

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Indigenous Health & Wellness
Indigenous Partnerships

Our mission is to promote and maintain sustainable, respectful, responsive partnerships between Indigenous peoples and Interior Health and ensure Indigenous partners are involved in the planning and delivery of health services. Our commitment to Indigenous health and wellness is strengthened through partnerships. 

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Mental Health

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, you're not alone. Learn how to access different support services and helpful resources. Reach your local Medical Health Centre for community-based support by calling 310-MHSU (6478). 

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Substance Use

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, you're not alone. Learn how to access different support services and helpful resources. Reach your local Substance Use Centre for community-based support by calling 310-MHSU (6478). 

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