Dr. Erin Carlson & Dr. André Touchburn are available for appointments 2-3 days per week. We also have locum physicians available whenever possible.
Lee-Ann Jespersen, NP is Family Nurse Practitioner, available 4 days a week.
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 10:15am. 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.
At present, the coverage available for emergency services is listed in posters on the island’s bulletin boards and on the front door of the Health Care Centre and on our website under Hours of Operation. For after-hours urgent care, phone the clinic number at 250 539 3230 and listen for pager options. 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.