The Center is the heart of the medical needs for people of Milk River and the surrounding area.
Milk River serves primarily as a service centre for the many farms and ranches that surround it. Acting as a service centre, its catchment area is considered to be larger; and therefore serving more Albertans, than merely the town’s population.
Approximately 5.7% of Milk River’s total experienced labour force is engaged in a health-related occupation.
Given its location and temperate climate, Milk River also has tourist services and amenities. Approximately 30 km from Milk River is the popular Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. At the park, visitors can observe North America’s most extensive collection of native pictographs and petroglyphs.
It is estimated that 30,000 tourists visit the area annually, due to the natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The Visitor Information Centre is the second busiest in the province, exceeded only by the Visitor Information Centre in Canmore.
The two closest neighbor communities (and their surrounding rural population) included with Milk River in terms of its Emergency Department, are Coutts and Warner.There are a number of Hutterite Colonies in this area.