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Welcome to the Victoria Division of Family Practice

 

The Victoria Division of Family Practice represents family physicians in Victoria, BC. 

We are the community of family physicians who come together to improve patient access to excellent primary care, increase local physicians’ influence on health care delivery and policy, and provide professional support for physicians.

The Division is a not-for-profit society funded by the Government of British Columbia and Doctors of BC. All local general practice doctors are welcome to become Division members.

Do you have questions or feedback for the Division? Contact victoria@divisionsbc.ca  

Members, for your COVID-19 questions or feedback, please contact covidvictoria@divisionsbc.ca 

 

Physicians - Live, work and play in Victoria!

 

Explore what Victoria has to offer and take a look at current LOCUM opportunities 

View our welcome booklet:

Victoria welcome booklet

What's new for Victoria physicians?

Steps to source PPE

 

News release - New Virtual Care Directory

 

Letter issued: Family doctor offices are open

 

COVID-19 guidance for physicians

 

CAPE clinics now open for low-risk referrals

 

Telemedicine resources for your practice

 

Patient outreach resources for your virtual practice

 

March 23, 2020 - Victoria and South Island Joint News Release

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Information for patients

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The latest Island Health COVID-19 information can be found here. If you have symptoms that might be related to COVID-19, please connect with your doctor/primary care provider (or Island Health at 1-844-901-8442, or call 8-1-1), isolate yourself and get tested if needed.  

The BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool by the BC Ministry of Health will help determine if you may have symptoms. For non-medical COVID-19 information, please call the provincial 1-888-COVID19 line.

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Family doctor offices are open to their patients. It is important that you still prioritize your health and get ongoing care and advice for any health concerns, particularly for acute or chronic conditions. Read more here

Most doctors offer phone or video options first and will arrange a safe in-person visit if needed. Please call your doctor's office to find out about options, do not just show up. You can also look up your doctor's virtual options in the Virtual Care Directory if they have shared their information.

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Walk-in clinics are open and wait-times are currently short. They, too, offer virtual care options first and arrange an in-person visit with a community doctor if needed. You can use the Virtual Care Directory to view local virtual care options. Please call the clinic first for an appointment, do not just show up. A list of walk-in clinics and their wait times is also available at Medimap.ca.                                                                                                                               

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If you have a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or visit your nearest emergency department.

For medical questions, please contact HealthLink BC  by dialing 8-1-1 toll-free in BC (7-1-1 for deaf and hearing-impaired people). Their service is available any time of the day or night, every day of the year. You can speak with a person who can help you connect with a health professional.

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    Use the new Virtual Care Directory to find out about virtual care options by local family doctors and walk-in clinics. After selecting your community, select "I have a family doctor" to see your family doctor's options, or select "I do not have a family doctor" to connect virtually with a doctor at a walk-in clinic in your community.

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    Visit the Pathways Community Services Directory for patient resources in more than 30 areas. It includes Covid-19 information and covers key topics like Addictions, First Nations Services, LGBT2Q+ Supports, Maternity Care, Mental Health, Seniors Services, Wellness Supports, and more.

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    Are you or someone you know finding stressful situations harder to deal with than you used to? Or suffering from mild to moderate depression or anxiety? The CBT Skills Group is here to help. Contact your family doctor or walk-in clinic for a referral.