***IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFO & UPDATES***
Powel River doctors and nurse practitioners, along with our partners in healthcare and government, have been working hard in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay safe, vigilant and thoughtful of others for the best results.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON VACCINES IN POWELL RIVER?
The Powell River COVID-19 Info Website - vaccines is the best place to go for current, local information on vaccinations. The vaccination clinic is located on the upper level of the Recreation Complex.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON COVID-TESTING IN POWELL RIVER?
COVID-19 testing is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the supported self-testing clinic located at the rear (3rd floor) parking lot behind the Hospital, accessed via Kiwanis Avenue. To request an appointment and read more about the new testing process and location, visit www.prcovidinfo.com or phone 604-485-2028 between 9am and 2pm on business days.
This is a separate clinic from the vaccination clinic located at the complex.
If your symptoms are severe or you need a test outside of the supported self-testing clinic hours listed above, please go directly to the Emergency Department of the Hospital and register at the front desk.
Residents of Texada Island should call 604-486-7525 to book a test if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. COVID testing is being offered at the Texada clinic Monday through Friday.
To request an appointment or for more information visit this page.
For weekly updates, or to subscribe to our weekly newsletter, Doctor's Notes, visit www.prcovidinfo.com
The third edition of our Powell River Community COVID-19 Survey is here! This survey is a community check-in to see how you are continuing to cope with the pandemic, including accessing information, primary care, COVID-19 testing, and vaccination.
We want to hear from you so we can improve healthcare services and information in the community. In previous surveys, we received significantly fewer responses from men than women, so we especially encourage men to complete the survey – your voice matters! The survey can be completely anonymous, and you can skip any questions you don’t feel comfortable answering.
If you choose to provide contact information on your survey, you will be entered into a draw to win a $100 gift card to a local grocery store of your choice! Your name and contact information will not be associated with your survey results.
Help us keep the community healthy and safe! Your time and contributions are greatly appreciated. Feel free to share the survey link with your friends and family.
WAYS TO CONNECT WITH US
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Primary Care Options:
Doctors offices are still open – call us! Thanks to technology, initial care is being offered via phone or video visits. Call your doctor's office if you need an appointment.
If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner the following clinics have practitioners who are accepting new patients:
- The Medical Clinic Associates (604) 485-6261
- Or, anyone can call the Powell River Medical Walk-in clinic (604) 485-5501 to book a phone or video visit; they are also accepting new patients.
- Anyone from a BC First Nation can contact Tla'amin Health (604) 483-3009.
- Texada residents can contact Texada Health Clinic (604) 486-7525.
- Youth can request through Docs4Youth.
Follow the links below or call for more information on virtual care visits (phone and/or video) with local doctors/nurse practitioners:
- Family Tree Health
- Harvie Clinic
- Independent: DeFlamingh & Rossouw, 604-485-4877
- The Medical Clinic Associates
- Marine Medical Clinic: Dohm, 604-485-7222 / du Toit & Scoular, 604-485-2430 / White, 604-485-9200
- Powell River Medical Clinic
- Texada Health Clinic, 604-486-7525
- Tla'amin Health
For non-emergency, confidential health education & advice call 811.
For emergencies, the hospital Emergency Room is still open.
If you have any Covid-19 symptom(s), visit prcovidinfo.com to request an appointment, or call (604) 485-2028 between 9am and 2pm. If you are having difficulty breathing or are experiencing any other severe symptoms, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY or go to Emergency at the Hospital. Please advise them of your symptoms.