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General News · 11th April 2022
CCHA - Jenny
BC is experiencing a significant shortage of family doctors. Until now, the Cortes Island Health Center has been very fortunate to have rotating physicians consistently staffing our clinic. Unfortunately, the shortage is impacting physician availability and there will be weeks when there is no physician on site. The first instance will be the week of April 11-14th. Every effort was put into finding coverage for this period but unfortunately there simply is no-one available. Please expect longer than usual wait times for appointments. If your issue can wait an extra week then please hold off calling for an appointment.

During weeks with no physician coverage, there will continue to be a nurse at the clinic for minor issues, and our paramedics as always are on-call for medical emergencies accessed by calling 9-1-1.

If you are experiencing an urgent health issue that cannot wait we would encourage you to seek out care through a virtual clinic (links below) or a walk in clinic in Campbell River.

Virtual walk-in clinics can schedule doctor appoints by phone or video and provide referrals, requisitions and prescriptions.

Campbell River Walk-in clinics:

Quinsam Medical (downtown) 250-286-0601 or 778-418-3888 for telephone consultation
Discovery Medical Clinic (in Walmart) 250-850-4505
River City Medical Clinic (in The Superstore) 250-287-2111