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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Community Health Alert posted: 13-Mar-2020 12:30 PM PDT

Reminder to the public to keep updated with medically sound information from Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/diseases-conditions/novel-coronavirus-information

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Your family physicians, nurse practitioners and walk-in clinics are available to provide care to patients by using telephone or video during the COVID-19 pandemic but many are also providing in-person appointments or will refer you to a clinic that does.

If you suspect you have been exposed to COVID19 – please PHONE ahead to your family doctor or a walk-in clinic and they will take your information and advise of next steps. Most clinics are not equipped to perform the testing for COVID19 and that is why alternate testing sites are being set up. When you call your clinic, you will be given clear direction for next steps should you require testing.

The emergency department is NOT the place to go for testing.

As a citizen, please help by following the guidelines around hand washing and social distancing and the additional precautions should you have symptoms or have recently travelled outside of Canada.

Have questions? Call the national coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397

Be sure to review the IMPORTANT Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)document posted below on the right hand side bar.

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Condition Specific Info / Support - Cancer

Camp Goodtimes

Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, V5Z 4J4
Local: (604) 675-7141
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7141
Fax: (604) 675-7124
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Canadian Cancer Society

Get trusted cancer information, locate community services, find help with travel & accommodations, borrow wigs & prosthesis, talk to someone who’s been there, adjust to life after treatment.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC and Yukon Division
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Cancer Connection

Peer support for people with cancer and their caregivers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-822-8664
Local: (604) 675-7148
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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New Normal

Adjust to life after breast or colorectal cancer.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-822-8664
Local: (604) 675-7148
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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Travel Treatment Fund

Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7122
Local: (604) 675-7122
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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Vancouver Island Lodge

Affordable accommodations located across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and within walking distance to the BC Cancer Agency. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
2202 Richmond Road
, Victoria, BC, V8R 4R5
Phone: (250) 592-2662
Fax: (250) 592-7616
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West Coast Prostate Awareness Society

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Address / Contact Info
Altrusa House
12 - 142 Larwood Road
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 1S2
Phone: (250) 286-9696
Phone: (250) 923-1357
Fax: (250) 923-1348
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Wig & Breast Prosthesis Banks

Offering a wide range of donated wigs, headwear, permanent prostheses and bras to cancer patients throughout BC who have undergone surgery and cannot afford the cost of a wig or prosthesis.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Share the message - Not the disease

April 2020 COVID-19 Vancouver Island Doctor PSA

COVID-19 Additional Resources/information

For additional resources/information, including those specific to First Nations, please click on the ICON for a downloadable PDF.
We will continue to update this resource list as more information becomes available.

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From the Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice COVID 19 – Updates and Actions

The Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice is working with their Island Health and community partners, including long term care facilities, to ensure that up to date and accurate information is available to the public. Please read the attached document for important information regarding COVID-19.
You may also find current information on our website: https://www.

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Campbell River Physicians and Nurse Practitioners Currently Taking New Patients

Alder Medical Clinic - 277 Evergreen Road (250-287-7441): Dr. Mountain View Medical Clinic - 111A Dogwood Street (250-914-7830): Dr. Quadra Island Medical Clinic (250-285-3540): Dr. River City Medial Clinic - 1424-B Island Hwy Superstore (250-287-2111): Dr. Seawatch Medical - 203-2276 S Island Hwy (250-923-1189): Dr. The Bridge Medical Clinic - 2207F Glenmore Road (778-420-0200): Dr. Cortes Medical Clinic - 941 Beasley Road, Mansons Landing (250-935-6718): Accepting New Patients to Clinic

North Island Medical Clinic (250-287-4599): Danielle Daigle, Nurse Practitioner


NOTE: Patients are advised to contact clinics directly.

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