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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