Interior Health

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

Interior Health
MottoEvery person matters
Formation2001 (2001)
Headquarters505 Doyle Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 0C5
Region served
British Columbia Interior
Serviceshealth care
Susan Brown
$2 billion (2016/7)
19,200 and 1,500 physicians

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 743,000 people of the Southern Interior, a large geographic area covering almost 215,000 square kilometres and includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton and Vernon, and a multitude of rural and remote communities.

The key 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

  • Area Population: 743,000[1]
  • 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

Other Health Authorities in British Columbia:


  1. "Quick Facts". Retrieved May 10, 2017.
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