CRH Medical Corporation opens new center in Seattle



    VANCOUVER, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V) announced
today that it has opened a Center for Colorectal Health in Seattle,
Washington. The new Center is the Company's first in the Seattle area, one of
many new markets that CRH has targeted for expansion.
    According to the National Institute of Health approximately 50% of the
U.S. population will develop hemorrhoids by age 50. The Company plans to
significantly increase the number of Centers for Colorectal Health across the
U.S. to address this underserved market.
    Commenting on the new Center in Seattle, Edward Wright CEO of CRH Medical
Corporation stated, "Our new clinic in Seattle represents further evidence of
our plan to expand, having opened a new clinic in Chicago last week and now
Seattle, we currently operate a total of eight Centers."

    About CRH Medical Corporation:

    CRH Medical Corporation is utilizing the first single use, patented,
disposable, hemorrhoid banding system through its Center for Colorectal Health
facilities. CRH Medical is opening its Center for Colorectal Health facilities
in the United States specializing in the treatment of hemorrhoids and
fissures, and colon cancer screening. The Company's goal is to become the
preeminent resource on colorectal health for consumers and medical
professionals in North America.

    The information in this news release contains so-called "forward-looking"
statements. These include statements regarding CRH Medical expectations,
beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, which may be indicated by
words or phrases such as "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "will", "we
believe", "CRH Medical believes", "management believes" and similar language.
All forward-looking statements are based on CRH Medical current expectations
and are subject to risks and uncertainties and to assumptions made.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.





For further information:

For further information: Dean Linden, Investor Relations, CRH Medical
Corporation at (604) 633-1440 or ir@crhmedcorp.com. Additional information may
also be found by visiting the Company's website at www.crhmedcorp.com or the
SEDAR website at www.sedar.com


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