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Welcome to the South Island Division of Family Practice

The South Island Division of Family Practice (SIDFP) provides ongoing professional support for Family Physicians, and the best health care possible for residents of the South Island. Together, South Island Division members work to:

  • improve patient access to local primary care
  • increase local physicians' influence on health care delivery and policy
  • create a community for family physicians

This collaborative and innovative approach to health care strengthens family practice and patient care in South Island communities.

We represent Family Physicians in the Saanich Peninsula (Royal Oak/Cordova Bay, Prospect Lake, Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney) and the Western Communities (Colwood, Langford/Highland, Esquimalt/View Royal, Metchosin, Sooke and Juan de Fuca Coast.) We are a membership-based, not-for-profit society.

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

2022-2023 Annual Report


Patient Resources

 Need A Family Doctor?  

 Do you need a Family Doctor? You can now register on a central   waitlist online: Western Communities   Saanich Peninsula 

 Need Perinatal Care?

 If you don't have a Family Doctor and need perinatal care, call   250.727.4000, extension 16034. The phone is answered Monday
 to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:00PM.


Call 811 for health questions. You can talk to a registered nurse, pharmacist, registered dietician or a qualified exercise professional for free.

Visit our Patient Resources page to learn more.

Quick Links

Monthly e-Bulletin > Walk-In Clinic Wait Times - Medi Map - Saanichton/Sidney > Victoria Medical Society >
Direct Deposit Agreement Form > Walk-In Clinic Wait Times - Medi Map - Victoria > Dec 22, 2023 MoH Letter



Video: Become a Member >

Your physician colleagues discuss their experiences as South Island Division members and the benefits of 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 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.