Primary Health Services
Dr. Erin Carlson and Dr. Andre Touchburn are available for appointments with current patients or urgent care, and a physician locum is available as much as we are able secure one.
We have one full time Nurse Practitioner, Lee-Ann Jespersen.
For more information on what Nurse Practitioners can do for you please check out these resources:
Canadian Nurses Association NPNOW video
What is the role of a Nurse Practitioner?
How are Nurse Practitioners integrated in the health-care team?
What impacts do Nurse Practitioners bring to health-care systems?
College of Registered Nurses of BC
Full lab services are available each Thursday morning from 7:00am to 10:55am. Appointments necessary. Phone the clinic or come in to book an appointment up to 4 weeks in advance. Requisitions for service are required, so you need to see your primary physician or nurse practitioner to acquire these ahead of time. As well, you need to bring your Care Card to present at the time of seeing the Lab Tech.
Important Notice: Due to Island Health staffing shortages, we are only being sent one lab technician each week. This means that we are booking about 2-3 weeks out for lab/bloodwork here at the clinic. If you know that you have lab work coming up, please try to book as far in advance as you can.️
Alternatively, if you know that you are going to town in the next couple of weeks, you can always go to Saanich Peninsula Hospital or one of the many Life Labs in the Sidney/Saanich area. With Life Labs, you can even book your appointment time online!
And as always, please be patient with all health care workers at this time. We are all in this together.
Thank you, Galiano – you are a continued example of a small but strong healthy community.
For after-hours urgent care, you can reach the doctor on call at 1-800-866-5602. There is a roster of on-island and off-island physician coverage. As well we have 24/7 Ambulance Attendant coverage through the 911 emergency system.
Always call 911 in case of a serious or life-threatening emergency.
Home & Community Care Nurse
Registered Nurse Andrea Hamilton is the contact person for home care and support services and assessment for Galiano Island. She can be reached at 250-539-5103.
Mental Health and Wellness
The Galiano Health Care Society is working to develop, enhance and support mental health services on Galiano. We recently received a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation which has allowed us to hire an Outreach worker on a one year pilot project. We are pleased to welcome Andrew Simmons into this role. He can be reached at 250-858-2830 or email@example.com
Salt Spring Island Community Services provides counselling and resource and referral services to Galiano.
The Mental Health Clinician is Susan van Asselt. She can be reached at 250-539-0034
Allied Health Services
Chris Kennedy, RPT, offers physiotherapy appointments on select Fridays at the clinic. To book an appointment, please contact Chris via his website at https://www.fortifyphysio.ca/contact
Registered Massage Therapists
Karrie Anne Friend is a Registered Massage Therapist practicing out of the clinic. To book an appointment, please contact her directly.
Dr. Travis Cox travels to Galiano Island to provide service. To book an appointment, please contact him directly.
The Galiano Dental Clinic is located in Room 4 of the Galiano Health Care Centre. It is a fully equipped clinic, and can serve all your dental needs. The Dental Clinic is open 4 days per month and appointments or inquiries can be made at 250-539-2939. Our dentist is Dr. Eha Onno. Registered Dental Hygienist Maureen Kelly is offering hygiene services 2 days per month, so please call us for an appointment.
Currently no podiatrist on the schedule. Please call the Front Desk for information about alternate services 250-539-3230.
Foot Care Nurse
Nicole Mouner, LPN: Gulf Island Footcare. Please call Nicole at 250 539 5298 for an appointment
Public Health Nurse
Nurse Melinda Andrews-Wittman runs a clinic at the Health Care Centre every 6 weeks, with a focus on prevention services, child, youth and family health. To make an appointment or for enquiries please call 250-539-3099.