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Welcome to the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

The Comox Valley Division of Family Practice brings family doctors together to identify opportunities for improving the delivery of local health care. We are committed to achieving meaningful change that benefits patients, doctors and our community as a whole.

We are an independent non-profit society jointly funded by the Government of BC and Doctors of BC. We work collaboratively with Island Health, the General Practice Services Committee, St. Joseph’s General Hospital, the Ministry of Health and other community partners. We welcome all Comox Valley family doctors, specialists, nurse practitioners and family practice residents as members.

A GP for Me

A GP for Me was a province-wide initiative funded jointly by the Government of BC and Doctors of BC to:

  • Enable patients who want a family doctor to find one.
  • Increase the capacity of the primary health care system.
  • Confirm and strengthen the continuous doctor-patient relationship, including better support for the needs of vulnerable patients.

The six original A GP for Me strategies ​are now in operational mode and continue to strengthen the delivery of primary care. They are:

  1. Health Connections Clinic
  2. MHSU Support for GP Offices
  3. Central Referral Mechanism
  4. Recruitment and Retention
  5. Community Navigator - ended August 25, 2017
  6. Office Efficiency

For more information on A GP for Me initiative and ​background on the strategies we developed to address access to care, build capacity, and support for the needs of vulnerable patients CLICK HERE or read the 2015-2016 Annual Report.

Newly launched VI Physician Recruitment Portal -

Eight Vancouver Island Divisions and Island Health have partnered to launch a VI Physician job opportunities portal whereby family physicians can quickly and easily connect with community information, job opportunities, and Recruitment Coordinators across the island.

Visit the WEBSITE to learn about available opportunities and ​EMAIL the ​Comox Valley Division's Recruitment Coordinator for more information.

Enhancing Perinatal Care in the Comox Valley

Through Shared Care’s Partners in Care initiative, the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice is collaborating with Perinatal Services BC on an extensive project to assess maternity care needs in our area and has created solutions to address some of the gaps.

At the core of this collaborative was an effort to receive input directly from women and families, family doctors, obstetricians, midwives and local perinatal care providers to ensure maternity patients have access to appropriate pre and postnatal care. ​During Phase I, the participants spent 70 hours ​engaging with 21 family physicians and specialists, 7 midwives, and 41 community partners and agencies.  

Participants identified three areas for improvement:

  1. New approaches to standardized prenatal care & enhanced collaboration between care providers and the community.
  2. The provision of equal access to care for patients.
  3. Enhanced care provider and patient perinatal information and knowledge.
Key strategies were developed to address gaps and three working groups formed to work on their implementation. 

Read the Perinatal Final Phase I Evaluation for detailed information on the goals, participation, results, and next steps:Watch the highlight video or the three full sessions, Perinatal Perspectives - Maternity Care Through the Lens of the Social Determinants of Health, to find out more:

Stay tuned for updates on Phase II and the next steps in this collaborative initiative.

​Visit the Comox Valley Maternity Care Pathway
to ​find out what steps you should take next »

Become a Member

Become a member of the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice.

Visit the IHealth website to learn about what is coming >

​Island Health has partnered with Cerner to help create a system that will transform health care within Island Health and our community through creating a single health record for each Island Health resident. Read more>

Contact Us

Mailing address:  
101 Lerwick Road
Administration: CV0304
Courtenay, BC
V9N 0B9

For general inquiries:
email: Comox Valley Division

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