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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

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. Anik Mommsen-Smith

Lee-Ann Jespersen, NP

Allied Practitioners

Varied

See Staff for complete list with contact information

Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Phones Answered 9:30am – 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

Phone

+1 (250) 539-3230

Fax

+1 (250) 539-3238

AFTER HOURS
ON-CALL DOCTOR PAGER

+1 (800) 866-5602

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

AFter hours On-Call Calendar

  • Click to enlarge – shows which island the on-call physician is on.
  • The on-call physician can assist you even if they are on Pender or Mayne.
  • Where indicated, Galiano has a first call nurse that you may be triaged to, but you MUST call the On-Call Physician FIRST

Dr. Carlson is on Galiano Island
Drs. Amyree, Knight & Moore are on Pender Island.
Dr. Losier is on Mayne Island.

Galiano Health Care Centre

908 Burrill Rd

Galiano Island, BC  V0N 1P0

Canada

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The Galiano Health Care Society and Clinic leadership are working hard to recruit and sustain the people and resources we need to provide primary care services on Galiano. For example, we have confirmed a commitment from Island Health to increase our physician funding from 1 to 1.5 full time docs and have found permanent part time MD’s for those roles, one of whom is expected to start work at the clinic in the next month. Our Physicians and Nurse Practitioner have told us that primary care at the clinic would be greatly enhanced with the addition of a full time registered nurse, and we are working on various options to find ongoing funding for this role.

Recently, residents of Galiano have developed a petition to demonstrate strong support for obtaining an RN for the clinic. This petition was not initiated by the Galiano Health Care Society or Clinic. However, we very much appreciate the advocacy efforts of residents as we all work together to improve health care access on Galiano.

- Dr. Liz Whynot, MD
GHCS Board Chair
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Do you like to learn about health-related topics? Do you like free lunch? Please join us Friday, February 10th from noon to 2pm at the Lions Hall for a "Lunch & Learn". ... See MoreSee Less

Do you like to learn about health-related topics? Do you like free lunch? Please join us Friday, February 10th from noon to 2pm at the Lions Hall for a Lunch & Learn.

Congratulations Galiano for raising a whopping $14,394.45 in this year's Polar Brrr Swim.

It seems we can all agree this was truly a heartwarming community event!

Thanks to all those who gave so generously.
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Congratulations Galiano for raising a whopping $14,394.45 in this years Polar Brrr Swim.  

It seems we can all agree this was truly a heartwarming community event! 

Thanks to all those who gave so generously.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Congratulations! That is amazing. Thanks to all who contributed.

Lovely community

Amazing!

Thanks everyone for your amazing support for this year's Polar Brrr Swim. It was a blast!

It's not too late to make a pledge
to the Galiano Health Care Society via zeffy:
www.zeffy.com/en-CA/fundraising/e926d01b-dfc1-4c8e-af8d-dbdcc2792def
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Thanks everyone for your amazing support for this years Polar Brrr Swim. It was a blast! 

Its not too late to make a pledge 
to the Galiano Health Care Society via zeffy:
https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/fundraising/e926d01b-dfc1-4c8e-af8d-dbdcc2792defImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Congratulations to all of you brave souls … I’m with you in spirit but my body says NOOOOOO! Lol. 🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶

Great job everyone!

great pictures! Wonderful to see so many swimmers, dippers and plungers!

Well, , that was fun! Kudos to all those who braved the cold water!!

Wow! Pretty impressive display of community spirit.

BRAVO!

WTG Everyone!!

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So if you feel inclined to take the plunge or not, (as it might be a last minute decision)
that's perfectly understandable.
Nevertheless, the 13th Annual Polar Brrrr Swim Event welcomes you to join in the fun.
Come on out all swimmers, dippers and cheering squads.
And in case you didn't hear, the amazing Debleka Guin has now joined as a solo contender and should you feel inspired
please do pledge her.
Teams and individuals of all ages and talents will forge though anything that Mother Nature throws their way such as; ridiculous king tide debris, frigid icy rains or even balmy sunshine. It's all for a good cause to help raise funds for the Galiano Health Care Society
and the smooth operations of our small island, rural clinic.
It's all happening tomorrow in fact,
Sunday January 1st 2023 at noon.
An array of warm beverages and even hot dogs will be available.
*Please check out our Zeffy donation link:
So far, The Galiano Health Care Society has raised over $4000 via Zeffy alone and we actually don't know what many swimmers have collected beyond that.
Also, did you know Zeffy offers an instant tax receipt?
www.zeffy.com/en-CA/fundraising/e926d01b-dfc1-4c8e-af8d-dbdcc2792def
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So if you feel inclined to take the plunge or not, (as it might be a last minute decision) 
thats perfectly understandable.  
Nevertheless, the 13th Annual Polar Brrrr Swim Event welcomes you to join in the fun.
Come on out all swimmers, dippers and cheering squads.  
And in case you didnt hear, the amazing Debleka Guin has now joined as a solo contender and should you feel inspired 
please do pledge her.
Teams and individuals of all ages and talents will forge though anything that Mother Nature throws their way such as;  ridiculous king tide debris, frigid icy rains or even balmy sunshine.  Its all for a good cause to help raise funds for the Galiano Health Care Society 
and the smooth operations of our small island, rural clinic. 
Its all happening tomorrow in fact, 
Sunday January 1st 2023 at noon.  
An array of warm beverages and even hot dogs will be available. 
*Please check out our Zeffy donation link:
So far, The Galiano Health Care Society has raised over $4000 via Zeffy alone and we actually dont know what many swimmers have collected beyond that.  
Also, did you know Zeffy offers an instant tax receipt? 
https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/fundraising/e926d01b-dfc1-4c8e-af8d-dbdcc2792defImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Great event. Congrats !!

Can you guess what is extra unusual for Galiano in this photo?

How did you get to work today?

Please stay safe out there.
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Dr. C braves all elements by unconventional mode of transportation! 😍

Cross country skis ?

Good morning Galiano! Please be patient as we assess how the centre will be operating today. Superstar MOA Jessie is there, and will be answering phones starting 930am as usual. Please be extra nice to her if you phone in as she braved the elements to get in (also she's amazing anyway). ... See MoreSee Less

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Jessie, your Mom also thinks you’re a star!❤️

Hooray for Jess !!!!

Jessie , you are amazing!

She is a superstar!

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Best of the season to you all!
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News & Events

“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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