Posted on: April 26, 2023
The Comox Valley Division of Family Practice and Island Health are pleased to announce that the Comox Valley After Hours Urgent Care Clinic, currently housed at the Washington Park Medical Clinic, will re-locate to the Comox Valley Nursing Centre at 615 10th Street, effective May 1, 2023.
Starting May 1, 2023, the After Hours Urgent Care Clinic on 10th Street will continue its service:
- Monday to Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Weekends and holidays, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- People can access the clinic by calling 250-331-8099
The Island Health owned and operated Comox Valley After Hours Urgent Care Clinic provides after hours access to non-emergency, urgent care for medical concerns that cannot wait to be seen by a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Care is provided for people who need medical care within 12 to 24 hours, or are hurt and need to see a doctor or NP quickly.
The After Hours Urgent Care Clinic is not an urgent and primary care centre. The After Hours Urgent Care Clinic was established in 2021 by the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice, in partnership with Island Health, as a community response to expand access to evening and weekend urgent primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The clinic has served more than 9,000 patients since opening. The team for the Comox Valley After Hours Urgent Care Clinic includes one FTE doctor and one FTE nurse with support from medical office assistants.
Island Health, the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice, First Nations Health Authority, and all other partners are committed to continue the work to expand primary care in the Comox Valley. The Comox Valley Primary Care Network has supported the expansion of team-based care in physician offices while establishing and enhancing clinics and services.
As partners in the Comox Valley Primary Care Network, the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice, Island Health, local physicians and nurse practitioners – supported by the Family Practices Services Committee of the Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health – are continuing to develop and invest in the Comox Valley Primary Care Network.