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  • Community Information

    The friendly town of Oliver is located in a picturesque valley of orchards, vineyards, lakes and waterways, in the heart of the Thompson Okanagan Region in south central British Columbia. Home to numerous vineyards and more than 10 local wineries, it is known as “The Capital of Wine Country”. With its mild climate, relaxed lifestyle and scenic surroundings, Oliver is a popular residential location for retirees. Recreational opportunities in the area include hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing and skiing.

    INDUSTRY:
    Wine, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 4,824 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 14.0%
       18-24: 7.1%
       25-64: 48.9%
       65+: 30.1% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Okanagan

      Regional District: Okanagan – Similkameen

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 6.15

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 17, +1 Specialist (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics

      Main Street Medical Associates
      36005 - 97th Street
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-3411
      
      Oliver Health Centre
      7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5080

  • South Okanagan General Hospital is a rural hospital of 18 acute care beds and emergency services serving the communities of Oliver, Osoyoos and surrounding rural areas.

    • Contact Info

      South Okanagan General Hospital 
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004
      

    • Hospital Info

      Services at this hospital include:

      • 24/7 Emergency Services
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Physical Therapy
      • Pharmacy Services
      • X-ray Services
      • Laboratory Services
      • Mental Health Services
      • Home Support Service
      • Residential Care Services
      • Social Work Services
      • Dietitian Services
      • Diabetes Education
      • Public Health
      • Community Care

      Acute Care Beds: 18

      Major Medical Centre: Kelowna (124 km)

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community that is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits Per Year: Scheduled: 1,661 / Unscheduled: 15,772 (2007/2008: IHA Stats)

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 124 km to Kelowna

    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CAEP Classification

      Description Level 4 – Facility with inpatient beds. May be optional services i.e. obstetrics, definitive for appropriate conditions, stabilization and transfer to another facility as required, open 24/7

      CTAS Level

      CTAS Level I (Resuscitation)
      CTAS Level II (Emergent)
      CTAS Level III (Urgent)
      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)
      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent)

    • Anaesthetics

      There are anaesthesia services in this community.

    • Surgery

      There are surgical services in this community.

    • Maternity

      Midwives from Penticton, BC service this area.

      Willow Community Midwives
      254B Ellis Street Penticton, BC, V2A 8K3 P: 250 276-6088 | F: 250 276-6101

    • Lab services

      South Okanagan General Hospital Lab
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5015 | F: 250 498-5070
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
      

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      South Okanagan General Hospital Imaging
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004
      
      MRI
      There are MRI imaging services in this community, including mobile MRI

      Mammography

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Pharmacy

      South Okanagan General Hospital Pharmacy
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5038 | F: 250 498-5028
      
      In-community
      Oliver Pharmacy
      35824 - 97th Street
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 485-4007 | F: 250 485-4002
      
      Pharmasave #57
      Box 1500, 36023 - 97 Street
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-2830 | F: 250 498-2835
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #2124
      Box 219, 9151 - 350th Ave
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-3388 | F: 250 498-3546
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #2125
      Oliver Plaza
      Box 1798, Highway 97 South
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-3663 | F: 250 498-4988

    • Extended Care

      McKinney Place (75 beds)
      South Okanagan General Hospital
      7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5040
      
      In-community
      Sunnybank Centre
      36657 - 79th Street
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-4951
      

    • Home Nursing

      South Okanagan General Hospital
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004
      
      In-community 
      Home & Community Care Office 
      P: 250 498-5080
      
      We Care Penticton
      P: 250 493-6693 | F: 250 492-3883

    • Dietetics

      Nutritional Services
      South Okanagan General Hospital
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education
      South Okanagan General Hospital
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Rehabiliation Services
      South Okanagan General Hospital
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004

    • Occupational therapy

      Rehabiliation Services South Okanagan General Hospital RR#3, 7139 – 362nd Avenue Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0 P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004 In-community Creative Therapy Consultants Box 1917, 9507 – 378th Avenue Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0 P: 250 498-2188 | F: 250 498-6995

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health Services
      South Okanagan General Hospital
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004
      
      In-community 
      Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre 
      Oliver Alcohol & Drug Services
      Box 1890, 35649 - 99th Street
      Oliver, BC, VOH 1T0
      P: 250 498-2538
      Hrs: Mon, Wed, Thur 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
      
      Osoyoos/Oliver Mental Health Centre
      8701 Main Street
      Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
      P: 250 495-6543
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    • Social workers

      Interior Health Authority
      South Okanagan General Hospital
      RR#3, 7139 - 362nd Avenue
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-5000 | F: 250 498-5004
      
      In-community 
      Sandra Cragg
      37292 - 71st Street
      Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
      P: 250 498-3335

  • Interior Health Authority
    Hospice Outreach Services
    RR#3, 9971 - 350 Avenue
    Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
    P: 250 498-5080