Interior Health

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Interior Health
Abbreviation IH
Motto For your whole life
Formation 2001; 16 years ago (2001)
Type GO
Headquarters 505 Doyle Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 0C5
Region served
British Columbia Interior
Services health care
Chris Mazurkewich
$1.9 billion (2013/4)
19,200 and 1,500 physicians

Interior Health is the publicly funded healthcare provider in an area of the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Interior Health was established as one of five geographically based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia. It is responsible for ensuring publicly funded health services are provided to the people of the Southern Interior. Interior Health serves a large geographic area covering almost 215-thousand square kilometres and includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton and Vernon, and a multitude of rural and remote communities.

The key areas in services provided include:

  • Acute Care
  • Home & Community Care
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Public Health Prevention & Protection
  • Corporate Services

Interior Health provides services for the following areas:

Quick Facts[edit]

  • Area Population: 722,556

18.25% over age 64

  • Budget: $1,501 M (2008–09)
  • 18,523 Employees
  • 1,706 Physicians
  • 700 Primary Care Physicians
  • 1034 Mental Health & Addiction Beds (updated July 08)
  • 36 Aboriginal Addictions Residential Treatment Beds
  • 1244 Acute Beds (updated Sept 08)
  • 5,633 Residential Care & Assisted Living Beds
  • 717 Communities
  • 58 Municipalities
  • 10 Regional Districts
  • 53 First Nation Communities

See also[edit]

Other Health Authorities in British Columbia:

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