While there are many health services available in Nelson, most emergencies are best dealt with at Kootenay Lake District Hospital, which is operated by the Interior Health Authority (IHA). The hospital is located at 3 View Street.
To contact the hospital by phone, dial 250-352-3111. Out-of-town callers may dial 866-352-3111.
The IHA is responsible for health services in the Kootenay Boundary region. These include acute care (at hospitals and health centres), home and community care (including residential care and home support services), mental health, population health (focussing on wellness and prevention of illness and injury) and public health. The IHA website includes links and information on available health services, as well as links to outside organizations and partner agencies involved in health care in the Nelson area.
Walk-in clinics, oral health professionals, assisted living and residential care facilities and many alternative medicine practitioners can also be found in Nelson. For more detailed information on any of these services, please visit the Nelson District Community Resources Society website.