Clearwater ED closed overnight May 14-15

May 14, 2022

Clearwater and area residents are advised of a temporary change to the emergency department hours at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital overnight due to unforeseen limited staffing availability.

The emergency department will be closed:

  • 11 p.m. May 14 to 7 a.m. May 15

Interior Health regrets this temporary change to normal operations and reminds residents to take note of the following if they require care while the emergency department is closed:

  • In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1

  • Visit the emergency department at one of the following facilities:

    • Royal Inland Hospital – 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops

    • Call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 (24-hour service) if you are unsure of your need to seek emergency care

The emergency department in Clearwater is normally open 24/7.

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