SCHSS provides health service to the three rural bands of Coldwater, Nooaitch and Shackan:Coldwater band is the largest of the three bands with a population of 740 members and located 14 kilometers from Merritt Nooaitch band is the second largest of the three bands with a population of 197 members and located 23 kilometers from Merritt Shackan band is the smallest of the three bands with a population of 114 members and located 48 kilometers from Merritt.
The three communities are adjacent to the following cities:
City of Kamloops 85 kms from Merritt
City of Kelowna 110 kms from Merritt
City of Vancouver 300 kms from Merritt