Sunshine Coast Division of Family Practice

Work

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Sunshine Coast physicians provide both community and hospital services. Sunshine Coast Family Physicians enjoy collegial and supportive relationships with specialists both on the Coast and in the Lower Mainland. Depending on current need in the community, Coast physicians have the opportunity to practice sub-specialties including:

  • Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • In-patient Care
  • Addictions Medicine
  • GP Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Geriatric Medicine

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Five private clinics and the Pender Harbour Health Centre provide community physician care across the Coast. There is a walk-in clinic available at Gibsons Medical Clinic, and the Pender Harbour Health Centre will deal with urgent/emergent situations.

Community

Clinic

Number of Physicians

Gibsons

Gibsons Medical Clinic

12

Robert’s Creek (Wilson Creek)

Upstream Medical Clinic 

5

Sechelt

Arbutus Medical Clinic

4

 

Cowrie Medical Clinic 5

 

Sechelt Medical Clinic

8

Madeira Park/Pender Harbour

Pender Harbour Health Centre

(visiting physicians from Sechelt)

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Sechelt Hospital, located centrally on the Sunshine Coast, offers acute care, surgical, and Emergency Department services. This newly-renovated, 46-bed, acute care hospital serves the 30,000+ residents of the Sunshine Coast including the communities of the Sechelt First Nations, from Port Mellon to Egmont.

The hospital provides a full range of services, including:

  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient medical and surgical care, as well as a Critical Care Unit
  • Obstetrical Care
  • Surgical Services (including endoscopy, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, and visiting urology)
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Services, including a psychiatric in-patient unit, as well as ECT
  • Regional Laboratory medicine
  • Imaging services such as CT, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, Mammography and x-ray, as well as interventional radiology procedures
  • Rehabilitation services (such as Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy)
  • Outpatient Medical Day Care services
    • Chemotherapy
    • Dialysis
    • IV antibiotics, dressing changes, etc.

Coastal physicians provide services at their respective clinics, and also collectively provide emergency and inpatient coverage at the hospital (including a rotational system for covering weekend inpatient rounds).These services are well-supported by local and visiting specialists, as well as access to lower mainland specialty services.

Fetch and Pathways provide further information for physicians regarding available specialists and estimated wait-times.

Providing continuity of care for their patients across the ages and stages of their lives, Coast Family Physicians attend the three Coast long-term care facilities, participate in the doc-in-school programs, and provide services to SUMAC place (a residential mental health facility.)