Letters to the editor: We are here for you to ensure your medical needs are addressed during this pandemic
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
A message from your local family doctors:
Family doctors in Greater Victoria have made changes to the way we see you, to help you stay safe from COVID-19, and to ensure that we and our office staff stay safe as well.
We know that many people are concerned about going to their family doctor’s office or going to the emergency room during this difficult time. Read more.
Physicians in BC now available via virtual care
Friday April 3, 2020 issued by Doctors of BC; local media interviews given by VDFP
BC.’s doctors are now available to provide care to patients using telephone or video during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to providing in-person care when necessary.
The increased use of virtual care allows patients to receive medical care from their own doctor while practicing physical distancing or self-isolation. It protects not only patients, but also their doctors so they can continue to treat patients during the virus outbreak. Read more.
More than 700 family doctors from the Victoria and the South Island Divisions of Family Practice are pleading with the public to maintain social distance and help flatten the COVID-19 curve, in an urgent public letter
Monday, March 23, 2020
Our Provincial Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Henry, has been very clear in her direction on COVID-19. And your local family doctors stand behind Dr. Henry’s direction on how to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The time is now. You, our patients, must self-isolate and maintain social distance in accordance with her orders. What you do today will impact the health and perhaps the fate of British Columbians in the next weeks and months. Read more.
New online directory helps patients access their family doctors for virtual care
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The new Pathways BC Virtual Care Directory, www.pathwaysbcvirtualcare.ca, is a tool for patients across British Columbia to look up their local doctors and find out whether they’re providing virtual care and to access information on how to connect with them. For patients without a family doctor, the directory includes listings of local walk-in clinics as well as Urgent and Primary Care Centres where they can connect with a community physician. Read more.