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***IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFO & UPDATES***

FOR PATIENTS:

 

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Doctors and nurse practitioners, along with our partners in healthcare and government, have been working hard to help prepare Powell River's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please stay safe, vigilant and thoughtful of others for the best results.

With Community Partners, the Powell River Division has just opened a new clinic to increase local capacity and provide timely COVID-19 testing and assessment services to patients in this time of pandemic. The Complex Clinic is located on the upper level of the Recreation Complex and will be open for testing daily (by appointment only) from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

In addition to information about the clinic this website now also houses a COVID Info Hub, which offers downloadable posters, a news page featuring all our current articles and many resources to do with COVID. A vaccine FAQ page will be coming to this site soon, too.

To learn more or book an appointment visit the website: https://prcomplexclinic.com/ or call (604) 485-2028 between 8:30 am and 12 pm.

RESILIENT TOGETHER: REFLECTING ON 2020

This video was commissioned by Powell River Division of Family Practice and the Facility Engagement Initiative to celebrate the resilience Powell River and area residents have shown in supporting and caring for one another through the pandemic of 2020. Thank you to all our front line and essential workers, and to all community members who have reached out to help others, making our community such a wonderful place to live. A special thank you to Claudia Medina of EnMedia for doing such an amazing job in putting this video together, and to all the artists and participants who contributed too. View the video on our info hub, here.

 

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WAYS TO CONNECT WITH US

  • REGULAR E-NEWSLETTER: Sign up for local up-to-date Covid-19 news to your inbox: Doctors' Notes
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram to receive regular updates.

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For more COVID-19-related information and resources, please visit www.prcomplexclinic.com.

2020 FLU CLINIC INFORMATION

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It's more important than ever to get your flu shot this year. Visit our patient resources page for more information on upcoming clinics and more flu vaccine information.

 

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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
  • Marine Medical (604) 485-2430
  • Family Tree Health (604) 485-9213

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:

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 prcomplexclinic.com to request an appointment, or call (604) 485-2028 between 8:30 am and 12 pm. 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 and travel history.

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For Everything That's Community Health

Fetch connects Powell River to many of the health care services that are available around our city and our province.

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For any of your healthcare needs, come take a look at Fetch HERE.

 

FOR MEMBERS

Recommended resources for COVID-19:

On March 11 the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic.

With many sources reporting on the outbreak, physician members can refer to BC Centre for Disease Control – primary care website and refer patients to the BCCDC home page (http://covid-19.bccdc.ca) to access important updates, resources and practical information. Additional recommended resources include: 

HealthLink BC (COVID-19)

HealthLink BC (Public Health Alerts)

College of Family Physicians of Canada

UBC CPD Resource Hub

Resources for provider wellness and patient psychological care are available HERE.

 

About the POWELL RIVER DIVISION OF FAMILY PRACTICE

The Powell River Division is a community-based group of family physicians and facilitators working together to improve practice, foster an open discussion for current topics, and achieve proactive change in common healthcare goals. We work collaboratively with our community and healthcare partners to enhance local patient care, increase awareness for shifts in the medical community and improve professional satisfaction for physicians.

The Divisions of Family Practice initiative is funded by the General Practice Service Committee (GPSC), one of four joint committees that represent a partnership of the provincial government and Doctors of BC.

The Powell River Division of Family Practice (PRDoFP) was founded in 2010. 

Member Snapshot

  • 38 General Practitioners
  • 13 Specialists
  • 3 Nurse Practitioners