Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic & Family Practice






Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic, Your Extended Hours Primary Healthcare Home.

Our current team includes Dr. Tom Newth, Dr. Margot Link and Dr. Mike Magier.

Patients have the option to be seen on a Walk In basis from 9 to 10:30 a.m. specifically, or throughout the day on a First Come – First Served Basis. We also offer Walk In Same Day Appointments (i.e. come in early and select an available appointment slot for later on that same day – Same Day Appointments for non-family practice patients can only be booked in person and NOT by phone). Patients, both local and visiting are welcome 7 days a week without appointments. Our doctors provide primary care including everything from medical examinations (pap smears, full physicals, drivers, etc.) to minor surgical procedures (including suturing, and “lump” removal). The clinic offers a very convenient indoor mall location with free, unlimited parking, wheel chair access and two pharmacies.

For Our Current Hours of Operations and Clinic News & Updates, go to our Schedule

• Most visits are covered by your Provincial Healthcare Card.

• The clinic is open to all patients, local or otherwise.

• Patients attached to our Family Practice are able to phone in to book appointments. NOTE: A No Show Fee will be charged for missed appointments without 24 hrs notice.

• For Same Day Booked Appointments, we ask that if you are unable to make that appointment, you call to remove yourself from the schedule so we can book other patients in. Repeatedly missed Same Day Appointments, without notice, will also be subject to a No Show Fee.

• We are situated right next to Walmart, in the Chahko-Mika Mall, by the lakefront, in Nelson, and just a 5 minute walk from the Prestige Lakeside Resort.


What services are covered? Coverage is as per any Doctor’s office in B.C. i.e. Medical Services Plan applies to all covered services. Please make sure to bring your care card, otherwise a credit card or cash hold-over will need to be taken.


How long will I have to wait? It is always faster if you do not request a specific physician. Please feel free to inquire at the desk for approximate wait times or check Medimap.


What should I do if my case seems too serious for your clinic? In an emergency case, please proceed to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Emergency Department. Please consider calling first if you are uncertain as to whether a given emergency or suturing job can be dealt with in our clinic. We have had patients remove themselves from the wait at Emergency at the hospital, only to find we could not deal with the complexity of the case at our clinic. Obvious fractured bones are best dealt with directly at the hospital, as well as more serious burns and chest pains.


I am from the U.S. – can I get prescription refills? Yes, if you need prescription refills there is an office visit fee of $150 CAD, and the doctor will see you and assess the recommended prescription from your Family Doctor.