Frequent Asked Questions

What is same day booking and do all doctors in the clinic use this in their practice?

Q What is same day booking and do all doctors in the clinic use this in their practice?
A Yes, all physicians in the clinic use same day bookings in their practices. As part of their practice this is what it means: each day that these physicians work in the clinic, there will be some appointments that have been pre-booked for patients, and there will be some appointments that are held open until that morning (this means you have to phone in the morning your family physician is working to book a same day appointment.)
You are still encouraged to pre-book with your family practitioner.

What is the policy regarding my test results? (ie. X-ray, bloodwork)

Q What is the policy regarding my test results? (ie. X-ray, bloodwork)
A Your Physician will call you with any abnormal results, or have one of the office staff call and schedule you a follow-up
appointment. If you don’t hear from your physician and would still like to know your results please call the office and schedule a follow-up appointment.

Are you open on weekends?

Q Are you open on weekends?
A No

Is there a Laboratory in your facilities?

Q Is there a Laboratory in your facilities?
A No, the Laboratory is located at the Powell River General Hospital.
Tel 604-485-0000

Monday – Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm




Can I renew my prescription over the phone?

Q Can I renew my prescription over the phone?
A Clinic policy is that patients need to book an appointment to renew their prescriptions. Patients can check with their Pharmacy, as some prescriptions can be renewed for a period of time through your pharmacist.


Do you support any teaching programs?

Q Do you support any teaching programs?
A Yes, our clinic is a teaching site for the UBC Family Practice Residency program. We frequently have residents on site, who are in their final year of training before becoming fully licensed family doctors. Patients who are unable to be seen by their own family doctor can choose to be seen by our Family Practice Resident.

Do you have a no show or short cancellation policy?

Q Do you have a no show or short cancellation policy?
A Yes, we have recently implemented a no show/ short cancellation policy. If a patient does not give 24 hours notice of cancellation or no shows they MAY be charged up to $50.00 (this is left up to the Doctors discretion).


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Fax: 604-485-2820                      Powell River, BC  
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