COVID-19 Information for Patients
Please visit the Government of BC website for the most up to date information.
Worried? Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool.
Non-health COVID-19 information is available seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., by calling 1-888-COVID19. Information is available in more than 110 languages.
Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.
COVID-19 Information for Family Physicians
Updated several times a day, the BCCDC website contains many tools for primary caregivers: BCCDC Primary Care for COVID-19
Please also see the most up to date information on the Doctors of BC website, https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/working-change/advocating-physicians/coronavirus-covid-19-updates
Island Health's Medical Staff page contains many tools and updates for medical staff on the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus Updates
The Central Island Division of Family Practice
The Central Island Division of Family Practice, formed in 2019 through a union of the Oceanside and Port Alberni Divisions, is a local non-profit society of community-based primary care physicians and nurse practitioners based in Central Vancouver Island, with our area stretching South from Nanoose Bay all the way up to Bowser and all of the communities in between, from the East Coast of Vancouver Island right to the West Coast. Whilst our communities are diverse, the Division gives local primary care providers an opportunity to work collaboratively with Island Health, the GPSC, and the Ministry of Health to identify health care needs in the local community and develop solutions to meet those needs. Our members work together to increase family practitioner influence on health care delivery in our region, enhance professional satisfaction to general practitioners, and improve patient care in our area.