South Island

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

Patient Resources


Top photo of elderly Asian person in a mask receiving vaccination from doctor and bottom photo of smiling Asian physician in a doctor's office Need A Family Doctor? 

 Do you need a Family Doctor and live in the Western Communities or
 Saanich Peninsula? You can now register your name on
 a central waitlist online: Western Communities   Saanich Peninsula 

 Need a Prescription Refill?

 If you don't have a Family Doctor and need an emergency prescription
 refill, contact Eagle Creek Medical Clinic for help.



Visit our Patient Resources page to learn more.

Quick Links

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


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.