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Welcome to the Victoria Division of Family Practice

The Victoria Division of Family Practice is a member-driven organization representing family physicians in Victoria, BC. 

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

The Division is a not-for-profit society funded by Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health through the General Practice Services Committee. All local family doctors are welcome to join the Division. An overview of all BC health care organizations and their distinct roles can be found here.

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

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

What's new for Victoria physicians?

Burnout & the road back to resilience - register now for the in-person workshop

Pre-ops no longer required as at May 1st

Post-Covid recovery clinic open at RJH

New CBT Skills Groups info video for referring physicians

Read 'This changed my practice: Pathways' and earn MainPro+ credits

 

Information for patients


On July 21st, the Ministry of Health announced four Victoria primary care networks and the new Downtown UPCC. At this time, patients cannot yet add their name to an attachment request list. Information about the future process will be shared as soon as it is available. More Downtown UPCC information can be found here while primary care networks will have their own websites. Please use the Pathways Medical Care Directory to view local care options if you don't have a family doctor.


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


Flu shot information is available at islandhealth.ca/flu


Family doctor offices are open to their patients. It is important that you prioritize your health and get ongoing care and advice for any health concerns. 

Doctors offer either phone or video options or arrange a safe in-person visit, depending on clinical need and patient preference. Please call your doctor's office to find out more, or look up your doctor's options in the Pathways Medical Care Directory if they have shared their information. View here how to prepare for any virtual appointments.


Walk-in clinics and Urgent and Primary Care Centers (UPPCs) are open. They, too, offer virtual care options or arrange an in-person visit with a community doctor, depending on clinical need and patient preference. You can use the Pathways Medical Care Directory to view local care options. Please call the clinic first for an appointment. A list of walk-in clinics/UPCCs and their wait times is also available at Medimap.ca 


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.


Use the Pathways Medical Care Directory to find out about care options by local family doctors and by walk-in clinics or Urgent and Primary Care Centers (UPCCs). Select "My family doctor" to see your family doctor's options, or select "Need a family doctor" to connect virtually with a doctor at a walk-in clinic or UPCC in your community. View here how to prepare for your virtual appointment.


Visit 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.


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.