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Clearwater Emergency Department Closed Overnight May 25

2022-05-25 Public Service Announcement:

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

The emergency department will be closed:

  • 5 p.m. May 25 to 7 a.m. May 26

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 911.
  • 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.