Tours scheduled at new medical clinic

New clinic has all of Sooke's doctors in one place.

  • Dec. 7, 2011 3:00 p.m.

The West Coast Family Medical Clinic at Evergreen Plaza recently opened and will be hosting facility tours on Monday, Dec.12, 2011 from noon until 1:30 pm.

Drs. Anderson, Forsberg, Pocock, Rabien, Saunders, and Vally, Sooke’s six family doctors, are now seeing their patients at the new facility.

In addition to providing full service family practice, the Clinic offers maternity care, a daily urgent care clinic, a youth care clinic and hosts visiting specialists in psychiatry, general surgery, endocrinology, and internal medicine.

The clinic is also home to the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Integrated Health Network, currently comprised of a registered nurse, registered dietitian, a social worker and an administrator.  The Integrated Health Network supports physicians and their patients in managing chronic disease.

The clinic provides a model for other rural communities interested in developing an innovative approach to primary health care delivery.  With support from the South Island Division of Family Practice, the clinic is sharing their learning with other communities.

Divisions of Family Practice is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and the B.C. Medical Association to improve patient access to local primary care, as well as ongoing professional support for family physicians. There are currently about 30 divisions of family practice throughout B.C. representing an estimated 87 per cent of all family doctors in the province.

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