Promoting the health, prevention of illness, and well-being
of the Galiano Island community in response to
expressed community need

Operated by the Galiano Health Care Society

In Attendance

Dr Erin Carlson
Dr Stephanie von Dehn

Allied Practitioners


See Staff for complete list with contact information


Monday – Friday 9-5pm
Phones Answered 9-4pm
Closed for Lunch 12-1pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Weekend on-call coverage
Friday 5pm – Monday 8am


+1 (250) 539-3230


+1 (800) 866-5602

Always call 911 for a serious or life threatening emergency
24 hours a day 7 days a week

Galiano Health Care Centre

908 Burrill Rd

Galiano Island, BC  V0N 1P0


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COVID-19 Vaccines — When and Where

To quote a very reliable source, the Galiano Health Care Clinic has “zero control” over the supply or timing for Covid vaccines on Galiano. Should vaccines arrive, we will have little notice. Please do not call the Clinic as staff are unlikely to have new information. Instead check GHCS Facebook page and the Society’s website for the most up-to-date information.

To learn more about the latest information on the vaccine roll-out google “BC COVID-19.” If you want to know more about Covid google “B.C Centre for Disease Control” for frequently asked questions. Remember that this is a new and changing event, so some questions are yet to be addressed.

Something that you can do you to make sure you are prepared for the time when vaccines are available is to be certain that your Health Care Card information is up-to-date – address, phone number, etc.

Currently, the vaccine will not be routinely given to those under sixteen years of age; those with immune suppression or an autoimmune disease; those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, on that list are those who have experienced a severe reaction to a vaccine, or are allergic to ingredients in the vaccine. As more is learned about the vaccine, some of these restrictions could change. Should you fit one of these categories, you would need to consult your doctor before receiving the vaccine.

Be cautious when reading about vaccines and the pandemic as there are many inaccuracies flooding the media. If you encounter information that does not match with what you are hearing from Dr. Bonnie Henry or the CDC, be sure to check the source of the information and question the purpose behind what you read.

It is unfortunate that, at this time, there is no clear idea about when vaccines will be available. But let’s not forget, we have chosen to live on an Island, and generally are pleased to avoid city living. This also means that occasionally we not able to access standard urban services.

There are a few certainties in this uncertain time. You can protect yourself and others. Wear a well-fitted mask – preferably with 3 layers – which you avoid touching and regularly wash. Sanitize your hands… wash your hands. Maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance from others. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing you must isolate, stay home and call: 811.

And, of course, be calm, be kind and be safe.
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“Quality health care” is something we can all agree on as a priority

The Galiano Health Care Society is committed to providing an up-to-date, well equipped, community minded, inclusive and accessible health care centre for all islanders and visitors. This facility is the heart of health care on Galiano, and the home of our excellent primary care practitioners – Two Family Physicians and a Family Nurse Practitioner. Medical Services.

But we are not a one trick pony, as this website will reveal. Aging in Place, Community Wellness Programs, Better at Home, Mental Health and Wellness, Seniors Walk and Talk, Transitions in Dying & Grieving, are all Health Care Society initiatives, programs or partnerships designed with your life-long health in mind.

As well, many allied health services locate themselves at the health centre: a weekly blood/specimen collection lab, the Home & Community Care Nurse, the Public Health Nurse, the Dentist and Hygienist, the Foot Care Nurse, the Chiropractor, and Physiotherapist.

We are a virtual smorgasbord of health care offerings, and very proud of it. Please explore the wonderful pages on this website. We have tried to capture the essence of the Galiano Health Care Society and Centre.

You too can contribute to our Centre’s health by visiting our How to Help pages.

Read on, to your health!

Linda Ruedrich,

Executive Director/Manager
Galiano Health Care Society

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