Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic & Family Practice




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

Our current team includes Dr. Margot Link, Dr. Rob Cook and Dr. Mike Magier.

Dr. Rob Cook is currently accepting New Patients!

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 Same Day Appointments after 10:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. 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 now 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.