Cowichan Valley

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.



Right Care Right Time Right Place


Injured or sick and not sure where to go to receive care?

Deciding on the best place to receive the medical attention you need can be challenging. Your family physician, urgent care facilities, and emergency department are all available during this time. Learn more about these services and determine which option is best for you. >





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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