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

FOR PATIENTS:

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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?

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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


COMMUNITY SURVEY

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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.

https://surveys.reichertandassociates.ca/f/l/COVID-19Part3


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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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:

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.

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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