In response to the COVID-19 pandemic,
West Coast Family Medical Clinic has introduced a number of temporary changes
in accordance with directives from the
Provincial Health Officer, the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of BC, WorksafeBC, and the BCCDC.
We will be attempting to initially assess all patients virtually (by video or telephone).These appointments can be booked online (preferred) or by calling our office.
If your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner feels that you need to be assessed in person, an in-person follow-up appointment will be arranged.
If you have booked a video appointment, you will need Internet access and a device with a camera and microphone (smartphone/tablet/computer) to Participate.
If you have booked a telephone appointment, you will receive a telephone call from your provider at the scheduled time.
Prescriptions, lab work, and other investigations will be arranged as appropriate.
If your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner feels that you need to be assessed in person, an in-person follow-up appointment.
PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT TO OUR CLINIC IN PERSON WITHOUT HAVING BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO
Testing for COVID-19 infection is available to anyone with cold, influenza, or COVID-19-like symptoms.
Please use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine whether you should be tested.
If it is recommended that you get a COVID-19 test, please book an appointment for a COVID-19 Drive-Through Test using our online booking system.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is currently underway in BC.
If you belong to one of the following groups, you will be contacted directly to be offered the vaccine:
- A senior or high risk person living in independent living or senior’s supportive housing
- Staff in independent living or senior’s supportive housing
- Home-care support clients and staff
Otherwise, you will have to call Island Health to book a vaccine appointment over the phone.
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For patients with a Family Physician or
Nurse Practitioner at West Coast Family Medical Clinic,
secure online appointment booking is now available for your convenience.
Our comprehensive approach to Family Medicine means that in addition to office-based care, we also provide Outreach Clinics, End-of-Life Care, team-based Chronic Disease Management, and an Urgent Care Clinic that is open to all.
Meet our dedicated team of Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioner, Allied Health Care Providers, and Medical Office Assistants.