Williams Lake is the health care centre for the South Cariboo and Chilcotin region serving a regional population of over 53,000 people. At the Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake there are 31 beds and there are 26 active physicians. This is a Level 2 hospital, offering outpatient hemodialysis and chemotherapy . Permanent and visiting specialists provide services on internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology , psychiatry and dermatology. All physicians have access to a pool of locums, who are available to provide vacation relief. In additions, Cariboo Memorial Hospital provides the following services: medical, surgical, obstetrical & gynaecological, paediatric, internal medicine and mammography diagnostic services. The hospital offers 24-hour emergency room coverage.
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Williams Lake offers Community Health Services, which include nutrition counselling, speech and hearing services, and a travel clinic. Palliative Care and Home Support services are available here too.
People needing to travel out of town for specialist appointments can take advantage of the Northern Health Connections Bus. This is an affordable travel service for patients needing to go to larger centres like Vancouver, Kamloops and Prince George.
For the seniors, Williams Lake has a Seniors Activity Centre and three residences. Sunset Manor, which also accommodates people with disabilities, has 50 independent living apartment units and Glen Arbor is a 34 unit independent living complex. Retirement Concepts runs Williams Lake Seniors Village and Williams Lake Seniors Assisted Living Village and provides two types of living accommodation for seniors.There are independent assisted living suites for residents who wish to maintain their independence while knowing assistance is available when they need it. The suites are ideal for couples as well as singles. Williams Lake Seniors Assisted Living Village has 21 publicly subsidized assisted living units. In total, there are 113 residential care room, 101 assisted living suites and 17 independent living suites here.