Health & Safety
A good place to be well.
Kimberley’s geography and sense of place contributes to vitality and well-being. It has a reputation for being sought out by those seeking a community aligned with good living. There’s fresh water, clean air, plenty of sunshine and an abundance of options for outdoor activities. In addition there’s good access to a wide array of health and social services within the community.
Kimberley offers a comprehensive health centre — a medical clinic integrated with six physicians, Interior Health, X-ray and laboratory services, physiotherapy and therapeutic services, health practitioners and a pharmacy; all in one centrally located facility. Kimberley is also serviced by the East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH), the region’s central hospital with numerous specialists and services.
The community also is home to naturopaths, massage therapists, optometrists, chiropractors, dentists, acupuncturists, mid-wives, dhoulas and more.
In addition to meeting the health needs of the community, this is a profoundly safe community. Kimberley’s crime rates are some of the lowest around. It’s a connected place with small-town charm, reflected in the community’s culture of care.
Safety services in Kimberley include an RCMP detachment, a municipal fire department with two stations, an ambulance station and an exceptional search and rescue team that serves the area.