Interior Health has opened an expanded and upgraded medical imaging clinic in North Kamloops.
The Northills Centre Medical Imaging Clinic has opened its doors at 42-700 Tranquille Rd., replacing the former North Shore Radiology Clinic on nearby Fortune Drive.
“The new Northills Centre Medical Imaging Clinic will add capacity for over 8,000 X-rays and 3,000 bone density exams per year,” B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a news release.
“I am excited that residents in the Kamloops region will have access to improved medical imaging services closer to home.”
The clinic is home to an upgraded $98,000 bone-density unit, which was paid for by a donor to the RIH Foundation, as well as a brand new X-ray machine, which replaces a model that was nearly 20 years old. In all, the equipment and renovations in the new clinic cost $917,000.
The clinic is open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Bone density testing is by appointment only. X-rays are by appointment until 12:30 p.m., with drop-ins available from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Appointments can be booked by calling 250-314-2420.