Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice

Bridge Care Virtual Clinic

As our Division, along with our Partners, work together to balance the number of physicians to patients - our region’s doctors have come together to support those who do not have a family physician during this time.

Our Bridge Care Virtual Clinic was developed as a virtual tool to ensure that there is adequate care in the community for non-emergency medical needs. Our local doctors volunteer their time to assess local patients, whether it be virtual “face to face” or via phone, our doctors are committed to ensuring that you are properly looked after. Our clinic has been named to highlight that we are here to “bridge” the gap in your healthcare and improve access to all members of the communities.

Now Booking!

The Bridge Care Virtual Clinic is now booking appointments!  Appointments are available for patients in the Cariboo Chilcotin region who currently do not have a family doctor.

Its as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Call our Patient Services Coordinator (PSC) at 250-296-0070 and request an appointment.

  2. Select a time for your appointment, provide intake information to the PSC.

  3. Click on the link that is emailed to you at your designated time and see a doctor.

 


*If you have any trouble with your appointment please call the Patient Services Coordinator at 250-296-0070. If you cannot get through, leave a detailed message and your message will be returned.  If this is an emergency or you need urgent care please go to your local hospital or call 911. 

To register for Cariboo Attachment please continue to go to:  www.caribooattachment.ca  

    Quick facts about the clinic:

     

    • Local family physicians have pulled together to offer this service on top of their busy practice work because they know patients are in need.

     

    • Appointments are virtual, online or by phone, this is not a bricks and mortar clinic

     

    • What we learned from COVID is that a high percentage of patient concerns can be dealt with virtually.  This means a significant number of patients can have their medical needs met without having to use the Emergency Department.

     

    • A small number of patients who require a visit will need to book an appointment at a walk-in clinic in 100 Mile House or go to the Emergency Department.
    • Bridge Care Clinic is a virtual clinic where you can receive care from local physicians virtually, until you are able to find a full-time family physician.

     

    • Visits are part of the BC Medical Services Plan and are covered when you provide your Care Card number.

     

    • While virtual visits using a webcam are preferred, there is always the option of a telephone visit, as a back-up.

     

    • Virtual visits are secure and encrypted. Data and videos are safe from unauthorized access and kept confidential

    For more information about preparing for a virtual visit, please check out this Patient Guide created by by the Canadian Medical Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.