Find a Family Doctor
How you sign up for a family doctor in the Central Okanagan has changed
Now, there's a new registration list for people who need a family doctor or nurse practitioner. You can join this list online or by calling 8-1-1. You can even sign up for your family members or someone you care for.
If you were already on our old waitlist, we will call or email you to ask if you want to be on the new list. If you say yes, your name will be on the new list in the same order as before, and we'll get in touch with you to get more information. You don't have to sign up again.
You have added your name to the waitlist. Now What? Where can you go if you need care in the meantime?
- 211 is Canada's primary source of information for government and community-based, non-clinical health and social services. The free and confidential service can be accessed 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages, by phone, chat, text, and web.
- Check the Pathways Medical Care Directory: www.pathwaysmedicalcare.ca
- The website Find a Doctor BC compiles information about which clinics may be accepting new patients. It also has information about walk-in clinics.
- The BC College of Family Physicians recommends calling HealthlinkBC or speaking with family, friends and health-care providers about opportunities to connect with a family doctor or other primary care provider.
- Use Healthlink BC to find a local Walk-in Clinic.
- Use Medi-Map to see the current wait times for Walk-in Clinics.
- Consult a local pharmacist regarding medications and certain ailments that pharmacists can manage
- For more urgent care needs, visit an Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC) in Kelowna, West Kelowna or Rutland