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Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
9:30am – 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Weekend on-call coverage Friday 5pm – Monday 8am
+1 (250) 539-3230
+1 (250) 539-3238
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+1 (800) 866-5602
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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. The after hours call runs from 5pm each evening to 8am the next morning, and on weekends from 5pm (1700h) Friday to 8am (0800h) Mondays. This call is shared between Pender, Mayne and Galiano physicians.
Where indicated, Galiano has a first call nurse that you may be triaged to, but you MUST call the On-Call Physician FIRST
Drs. Mommsen-Smith & Touchburn on Galiano Island Drs. Amyree, Knight & Moore are on Pender Island. Dr. Losier is on Mayne Island.
HEALTH CARE OPTIONS OUTSIDE THE GALIANO CLINIC **for all resources below we recommend calling ahead to get the most current wait times and information**
Emergency Rooms Saanich Peninsula Hospital 2166 Mt Newton X Rd, Saanichton 250-544-7676
Royal Jubilee Hospital 1952 Bay St, Victoria 250-370-8000
Victoria General Hospital 1 Hospital Way, Victoria 250-727-4212
Victoria Urgent and Primary Care Centres Not for Emergencies but for things requiring attention within 12-24 hours. Self schedule and walk in accepted. Can also be used for primary care needs for people without a family doctor or NP.
North Quadra Esquimalt 100-4420 Chatterton Way 890 Esquimalt Rd 250-519-3820 250-519-3880
Downtown James Bay 547 Michigan St 1107 Pandora Ave 250-519-3770 250-519-3870
811 - telephone service, dial 8-1-1 Connects you directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a qualified exercise professional, or a pharmacist. Any one of these healthcare professionals will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns, or those of your family.
Finding regular primary care -add yourself to the clinic waitlist if they are accepting names -https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-connect-registry -https://bccfp.bc.ca/for-the-public/find-a-family-doctor/ ... See MoreSee Less
The clinic is CLOSED today. We have no practitioners available. Call 911 if you are having an emergency. The on call doctor for medical emergencies is available AFTER 5pm. (1-800-866-5602) We hope to be open tomorrow. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
We today announce to the community of Galiano that our wonderful Nurse Practitioner Lee-Ann Jespersen will be leaving us mid-March 2024. Although we are saddened by her departure, we express joy for her new adventures at the Pender Islands Medical Centre, on her home island. Lee-Ann has been a bright light at our clinic for 3 years. She will be missed, but we wish her all the best. We also announce that Dr. Andre Touchburn will not be renewing his contract with us at the end of April 2024. He is slated to return in the fall to locum with us for a few months before heading off on further opportunities. Andre has become an integral part of our clinic team in the time he has been with us and we are grateful for his calm demeanor and emergency expertise. Dr. Mommsen-Smith is continuing as our .8FTE (NOT full time) highly skilled and enthusiastic physician and Medical Director. This means that there will be many changes at the clinic over the next year.
What does this mean for you? As a patient, we encourage you to please stay on top of your prescription renewal needs and regular follow ups. Please respond promptly to any messages or reminders you receive. Dr. Mommsen-Smith's appointments are now 15 minutes long in an effort to see as many people as possible. Please be on time for appointments to help us create an efficient, smoothly running day. If you have been on the waitlist it may come as no surprise that we are now unable to accept any new patients until further notice. Our short lived but mighty "full complement" of practitioners allowed us to take 12 families onto our panel over the past few months, and for that we are grateful. The clinic remains here for everyone, patient or not, who needs urgent or emergency medical care. Our new RN, Regina Svidler, will continue working part time in the clinic to support the team with triaging and other vital tasks. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We are not alone in this. Every other gulf island is in the same boat. Further, nearly one million British Columbians do not have a family doctor. We're confident that Island Health will steadfastly work on recruitment for both of these positions, and we look forward to sharing news as we have it. We will continue to use the Locums for Rural BC Program as much as possible to bring in locum physicians to our community. Once again, a mountain of gratitude to Lee-Ann and Dr. Touchburn for their service to our community, and thank you to Dr. Mommsen-Smith for her energy as our Medical Director. ... See MoreSee Less
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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.
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, Registered Massage Therapist, 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!
Senior Executive Director/CFO Galiano Health Care Society