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There are nine family practice clinics in the Oceanside area. They are:

Dr. Safya Elwesh
101- 156 Morison Avenue
PO Box 220
Parksville, BC, V9P 2G4
Ph:   250-248-3133
Fax:  250-248-3178
Parksville Medical Clinic
154 Memorial Avenue
Parksville, BC, V9P 2G4
Ph:  250-248-5757
Fax: 250-248-2128
Weld Street Clinic
168 Weld Street
Parksville, BC, V9P 2H1
Ph:  250-248-5677
Fax: 250-248-4287
McCarter Family Physicians
202 - 180 McCarter St, Box 1540
Parksville, BC, V9P 2H4
Ph:  250-954-1499
Fax: 250-954-1479
Qualicum Beach Associates Clinic
3-319 Fern Road West
PO Box 670
Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1T2
Ph:  250-752-7100
Fax: 250-752-7171
Qualicum Medical Centre
173 Fern Road West
Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S4
Ph:  250-752-0557
or 250-752-6907
Fax: 250-752-6918
Memorial Avenue Medical Clinic
744 Memorial Avenue, Box 310
Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S8
Ph:  250-594-2009
Fax: 250-594-2005
Dr. Pieter Swart
Suite 1A, Fern Road West
PO Box 219
Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 2M2
Ph:  250-752-3284
Fax: 250-752-3519
Oceanside Health Centre
489 Alberni Hwy
Parksville, B.C.
V9P 1J9
Primary Care
Ph: 250-951-9550

In additional to family practice ​clinics, there are also primary care services available at the Oceanside Health Centre. There are currently 4 Nurse Practitioners providing full-time and primary care at the Health Centre.  You can access their services by:
  • Appointments for current patients are available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Appointments can be made by phone or in person
  • Patients of the Oceanside Health Centre’s Primary Care practice can get a same-day appointment for urgent concerns by calling before 12:00pm
  • Primary Care services are linked to all other programs at the Oceanside Health Centre, to ensure patient care and follow-up is coordinated
  • Oceanside Health Centre Primary Care accepts patients from the Patient Attachment Mechanism (PAM) waitlist. To be added to the waitlist please visit surveys.divisionsbc.ca/pam.aspx

Nurse practitioners (NP) were first regulated in B.C. in 2005. NPs must meet advanced requirements to register as NPs and use the NP title. These nursing professionals are usually educated in a master's program. They are also regulated for reasons of public safety and to support a sustainable health care system. They are not substitutions for physicians but their roles complement one another in order to improve patient access. When NPs and physicians work together, the physicians can focus on more complex diagnosis and treatment of diseases. 

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There are 16 family practice clinics in the Port Alberni area. They are:

Alberni Family Medical
4711-B Elizabeth St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6M1
DR. Longman
Ph:  250 736-1900
Fax:  250-736-1902

Port Alberni Nurse Practitioner Clinic
4711 Elizabeth Street,
Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 6M1
NP Francesca Chiste
Ph: 250-731-1351

West Coast Medical Centre
104-3949 Maple Way, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0B2
(Urgent Care in Same Location)

Dr. Nel  Ph: 250-723-3211
Dr. de Pape Ph: 250 723-3561
Dr. Van der Merwe Ph: 250-723-3211
Dr. Puts  Ph: 250 723-6216
Dr. White  Ph: 250 723-3581

9th Avenue Clinic
9th Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4T9
Dr. Lund   Ph: 250 724-4492
Dr. Nell   Ph: 250 723-6213
Dr. Fraser Ph: 250 724-1204

Dr. Meyer 

Ph: (250) 723-9421
3062 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1Y9

Dr. Johan Smit
Dr. Marili DuPlessis

Ph:  250-724-1412
4425 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6J7

Orchard Medical Centre
Ph:  250-723-8141
3819 9th Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4T8
Dr. Muehlenberg 

Dr. Arno Kitshoff            Ph: 250-723-5822
Dr. A “Kerri” de Witt      Ph: 250 723-2222  

101-4445 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6J7

Dr. Anneleen van Zyl
Dr. Owen Brown
Dr. Andre van Zyl

Ph:  250-724-0166
101-4456 Gertrude St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6K1


In addition to the family practice clinics in the area, you may also access the following services at the West Coast General Hospital: Aboriginal Health Diabetes Nurse Educator, Aboriginal Health Dietitians, Aboriginal Liaison Nurses, Aboriginal Nurse Practitioners, About Rehabilitation Services, Acquired Brain Injury Program, All Nations' Healing Room, Bariatric Program, Collaborative Spasticity Program, Community Nutrition, Convalescent Care, Enterostomal Therapy Services, Hip and Knee Centre - North Island Hospital, Inpatient Nutrition Services, Inpatient Services - Adult Rehabilitation, Intensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program, (IORP) - Adult Rehabilitation, Nutrition Services, Outpatient Nutrition Services, Outpatient Programs - Adult Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, Pre-admission Surgery Services, South Island Nutrition Program

West Coast General Hospital

3949 Port Alberni Highway
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 4S1

ph:  250-731-1370