South Island




The South Island Division of Family Practice (SIDFP) represents Family Physicians from the Saanich Peninsula communities of Central Saanich, Sidney and North Saanich, and the West Shore communities of Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and Sooke. We are a membership based non-for-profit society.

Divisions of Family Practice is an initiative of the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), a collaboration between Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health. The purpose of the Division is to provide a unique, collaborative, and innovative approach to patient care through a tripartite relationship between the Division, the Ministry, and Island Health. All local practicing Family Physicians and Medical Residents are welcome to become Division members. 

The goal of the SIDFP is to provide ongoing professional support for Family Physicians, and the best health care possible for residents of the South Island region.

Together, South Island Division members are working to improve patient access to local primary care, increase local physicians' influence on health care delivery and policy, and create a community for family physicians. A collaborative and innovative approach to health care will strengthen family practice and patient care in South Island communities.


Are you a resident of the Western Communities or Saanich Peninsula and in need of a Family Doctor? 

You can now register your name on a central waitlist online: 

Western Communities

Saanich Peninsula 



Click on the image below to review the full plan.

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Quick Links

Bi-weekly e-Bulletin >
Direct Deposit Agreement Form >
HealthLinkBC >
UpToDate >
Victoria Medical Society >
Walk in Clinic Listings >
WIC Wait Times - Medi Map - Saanichton/Sidney >
WIC Wait Times - Medi Map - Victoria >

Supporting Patients in our Communities

To support patients and clinics alike while we all navigate through retirements, clinic closures and other roadblocks, a great patient handout has been developed.

Please feel free to distribute this to your patients.

Community Longitudinal Family Physician (CLFP) Payment

The GPSC is introducing the CLFP Payment: a new annual, ongoing payment for fee-for-service family physicians in BC.  The payment recognizes the long-term, relationship-based care family physicians provide to their patients. The first payment (for 2019) will be remitted in January 2020 by MSP Teleplan, for those who meet the eligibility requirements.

Please see here for more details.



Video: Become a Member >

Your physicians colleagues discuss their experiences as South Island Division members and the benefits Division membership. As an organization that supports you, the family physician, the Division encourages a sense of community among physicians, provides a collective voice for physicians, supports continuing education by hosting educational courses, and facilitates knowledge and skills sharing around office efficiencies.

Video: Life on the South Island >

The South Island boasts a spectacular natural beauty combined with all the suburban amenities you need. With outdoor activities accessible year round, the South Island is a fantastic place to live. The area also offers unique professional opportunities, including rural and suburban practices, attending privileges at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, access to large tertiary hospitals, and a diverse patient population