Accommodation providers to offer low-cost hotel rooms to patients traveling for a health service

Several accommodation providers in BC and Alberta will offer medical rates for patients who are traveling for specialized health appointments and need an overnight stay. Northern Health (through the NH Connections program) and several hotels in larger centres have concluded letters of understanding which will provide discounts for guests staying for medical reasons.

?We know there are many people in the North who need to travel for specialized medical services offered in larger centres,? said Minister of Health George Abbott. ?These special medical rates will complement the government?s travel assistance program that provides subsidized transportation options to help defray costs for rural residents.?

The hotels partnering with Northern Health are as follows:

Vancouver, Inn at False Creek (Quality Hotel Downtown),

1-800-663-8474

– Kamloops, Comfort Inn & Suites, 1-888-556-3111

– Edmonton, Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre,

1-888-747-4114

– Prince George:

Esther?s Inn, 1-800-663-6844 or (250) 562-4131

Grama?s Inn, 1-877-563-7174 or (250) 563-7174

– Fort St. John, Quality Inn Northern Grand, 1-800-663-8312

– Grande Prairie, Super 8 Grande Prairie, 1-888-888-9488