Cowichan Valley
Right Care Right Time Right Place


Your Doctor Is In

The COVID Pandemic has challenged how we live and how we provide health-care on Vancouver Island.  If you’ve been putting off calling your care provider for health concerns, we want you to know your family doctor is here for you and is always the first place to go for care when you have a health concern.

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Urgent Care

Did you know that in the Cowichan region we are fortunate to have two Urgent Care centres in Ladysmith and Chemainus that are open daily 7:30am to 10:30pm? Physicians are on-site to see you for minor injuries like wounds, broken bones, and urgent medical concerns when your family doctor is not available. We want you to know how to access Urgent Care Centres and what care looks like at these sites.

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Emergency Care

To keep our Emergency and Hospital available for those who need it for life-threatening, serious medical conditions, we need our community to seek the Right Care at the Right Place at the Right Time. We want to show you how we are keeping people safe in our Emergency Department.

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Right Care Right Place Right Time

Injured or sick and not sure where to go to receive care?
Use this infographic to identify the best place to receive the medical attention that you need.

Hard copies are available for medical clinics and community locations upon request.








Welcome to Cowichan Division of Family Practice

Incorporated in 2009, the Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice includes the communities of Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Chemainus, Penelakut Island, and Ladysmith.  CVDFP has been formed to support the people and family physicians of the Cowichan Valley; to identify gaps in patient care; and to develop solutions to meet the community’s needs.  The Cowichan Division works to foster strong, collaborative relationships, and benefits from a high level of community engagement and collegiality among the medical community.  As a result, CVDFP is able to work closely with a range of community partners to achieve its goals, including: Island Health, Cowichan District Hospital, First Nations Health Authority, local First Nations communities, Our Cowichan Communities Health Network, and Economic Development Cowichan.


Cowichan Cancer Care Project

Are you a Cowichan resident facing a cancer diagnosis?

Through the Shared Care Committee’s Partners in Care initiative, the Cowichan Division of Family Practice has been working to build a coordinated, shared model of care between family doctors and oncologists for the benefit of patients in the Cowichan area who have received a new cancer diagnosis. 

In working toward that goal, the team has put some resources in place to support you, the patient, in navigating your care, and strengthening your relationship with your care providers.

This project is the result of collaboration between representatives of the Cowichan Division of Family Practice, the BC Cancer Agency (Victoria), Island Health, and a patient representative.


Cowichan Valley – Life in the Warm Land

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