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Gabriola Medical Clinic

Gabriola Medical Clinic began in 1994. In 2012, we moved into a beautiful, modern, community-built building — the Gabriola Community Health Centre.

The doctors and staff aim to offer the best possible medical care to people on Gabriola Island. We believe the relationship between doctors, patients, and staff to be a partnership, working best when based on mutual trust and respect. We aim to follow this compact, published by the BC General Practice Services Committee, and we encourage you to, too.

We try to provide the best possible care to people who may find it harder to access healthcare services, including people with severe mental health problems, learning difficulties, drug problems, homeless people, those with limited English.

You can find out more about the clinic by checking out our Clinic Achievements page where you’ll find relevant articles and videos relating to the clinic.

We will not tolerate abusive or offensive language or behaviour.

We gratefully acknowledge the Gabriola Health Care Foundation, which owns the Health Centre and generously supported the development of this website.

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Gabriola Medical Clinic Drive Through Flu Clinic

Gabriola Medical Clinic
Updated November 1, 2021

To get your flu shot, please call the clinic and book an appointment for one of our small scale drive thru dates. You can reach us at (250) 247-9922.

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What a great success!!! We have run out flu vaccine for today’s flu clinic.

For all of those folks that didn’t get a flu shot don’t worry!!! We will be getting more vaccine soon so call the clinic or stay tuned here for more vaccine dates!

Thanks from team at the Gabriola Medical Clinic 🙏☀️🙏
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400 Flu shots delivered in 1.5 hours! Well done team. We will order more vaccine and keep you posted on next chances for vaccination!!

Goodness that was so efficient and fast!

You all did an amazing job! Thank you for looking after your community ❤️💕

Yes well organized and fast (except for the huge lineup). Very efficient way to do so many. Do you know how many billions were served? PS, I got into line about 9:50 on North Rd near Bertha (guessing about 100-150 cars in front of me??). I wondered how many they could accommodate but waited my turn slowly snaking ahead every minute or two. After the shot, I headed home and there were still at least as many cars waiting and the end of the line was still at Bertha!! Crazy!

Fantastic Community we live in💖

Look forward to catching the next one!

Thank you to all

Great job! Thank you 🙂

Thank you for all you do for our community

Wonderful job! Thank you all so much!

Awesome job. Thanks to everyone involed

Very efficient, thanks so much!

Thank you so much! Very efficient and fast, yet still friendly!

Awesome job!!!! Thanks so much❣️❣️

Thank you so much! You all did a wonderful job!

Thank you so much. Terribly efficient!

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We have an exciting but disruptive change coming! We are upgrading our Electronic Medical Record system and are replacing all our hardware. 🖥 🤓

To accommodate this needed change the Gabriola Medical Clinic will have periods of closure and reduced hours next week (October 18th- October 22) as we change over and train on our new system.

In planning for this we have tried to minimize the disruption for the community as much as possible. However COVID does not go away because we have new computers to install. Emergencies don’t hold until we can answer the phone!

As always we will be available for emergencies through 911. Please call an ambulance.

We will also continue to do COVID swabs next week. You will not be able to call for a test on Monday as our phones won’t be answered. If you have symptoms and need testing for COVID on Monday the 18th we will be able to do on the spot testing at the clinic from 1:30-2:30 (after the Flu Clinic). This will only be for symptomatic people or those contacted by Public Health and told to get a test.

Please be patient with us next week. 🙏 We need this new system to continue to provide service and look forward to getting back to “normal” after our new EMR is ready.

Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe. ❤️
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We have an exciting but disruptive change coming! We are upgrading our Electronic Medical Record system and are replacing all our hardware. 🖥 🤓

To accommodate this needed change the Gabriola Medical Clinic will have periods of closure and reduced hours next week (October 18th- October 22) as we change over and train on our new system. 

In planning for this we have tried to minimize the disruption for the community as much as possible. However COVID does not go away because we have new computers to install. Emergencies don’t hold until we can answer the phone!

As always we will be available for emergencies through 911. Please call an ambulance. 

We will also continue to do COVID swabs next week. You will not be able to call for a test on Monday as our phones won’t be answered. If you have symptoms and need testing for COVID on Monday the 18th we will be able to do on the spot testing at the clinic from 1:30-2:30 (after the Flu Clinic). This will only be for symptomatic people or those contacted by Public Health and told to get a test.

Please be patient with us next week. 🙏 We need this new system to continue to provide service and look forward to getting back to “normal” after our new EMR is ready. 

Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe. ❤️

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Thank you for all your expertise and caregiving you provide in this community❤️❤️❤️❤️

Good luck in transition!

I happened to be at NRGH the day they were starting to implement a new computer program, had help to coach the nurse thru it. I hope you have better luck than that! 🙂

Good Luck on changing your system

Thanks so much for letting us know

Hope everything goes as smoothly as possible! ❤️

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🚘💉Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

Gabriola Medical Clinic, 695 Church Street

Monday October 18th 10:00-12:00
(Please no early birds! Early line ups lead to congestion and everyone waits longer.)

Wear a mask, a short sleeved shirt and have your B.C. CareCard ready.

Adults only during this clinic to facilitate efficiency
Families/Children are welcome to book an appointment for vaccinations during regular clinic hours ❤️❤️

We will provide vaccine to eligible people on a first come / first serve basis. If we run out of vaccine we will organize additional clinics based on demand. We Promise!!!

If the line extends down Church Street please remember not to block the entrances to the Fire Hall or Ambulance Station. Please do not idle your car if you are waiting.

For eligibility criteria please go to www.healthlinkbc.ca

We are looking forward to another successful Vaccination Clinic with our wonderful community!!!
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🚘💉Drive-Thru Flu Clinic 

Gabriola Medical Clinic, 695 Church Street

Monday October 18th 10:00-12:00
(Please no early birds!  Early line ups lead to congestion and everyone waits longer.)

Wear a mask, a short sleeved shirt and have your B.C. CareCard ready.

Adults only during this clinic to facilitate efficiency 
Families/Children are welcome to book an appointment for vaccinations during regular clinic hours ❤️❤️

We will provide vaccine to eligible people on a first come / first serve basis. If we run out of vaccine we will organize additional clinics based on demand. We Promise!!!

If the line extends down Church Street please remember not to block the entrances to the Fire Hall or Ambulance Station. Please do not idle your car if you are waiting.

For eligibility criteria please go to www.healthlinkbc.ca

We are looking forward to another successful Vaccination Clinic with our wonderful community!!!

Comment on Facebook 🚘💉Drive-Thru ...

We have run out of flu vaccine today. If you didn’t get your shot don’t worry!! We will have more chances in the very near future. Call the clinic or stayed tuned here for more details. Thanks for a great turnout Gabriola!!

Tried to go to the link for criteria. No can find. What are the criteria for getting the shot

Amazing!

Thank you!

Roger William Carter

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We are thrilled that Dr. Shadmani and Dr. Cusack have joined our team and our community! Please join us in welcoming our new clinicians to the clinic and to Gabriola. 🙏❤🙌

See this recent Sounder article for more details.

www.soundernews.com/news/patient-lists-being-equalized-amongst-physicians-to-ensure-space-is-avai...
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We are thrilled that Dr. Shadmani and Dr. Cusack have joined our team and our community!  Please join us in welcoming our new clinicians to the clinic and to Gabriola. 🙏❤🙌

See this recent Sounder article for more details. 

http://www.soundernews.com/news/patient-lists-being-equalized-amongst-physicians-to-ensure-space-is-available-for-everyone.h

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Welcome So glad you are part of this Beautiful Community!! That gives us all hope to get a Dr. Thank You 💕

Welcome to the community! Dr Shadmani was my doctor in Coquitlam for about 10 years before she closed her practice here.

We are so fortunate to have you join our amazing medical team on Gabe. What a perfect fit!

Sooo Happy you have joined the Gab. Med. Clinic. Those happy faces make me feel better!!!

Welcome to the community! Thank you for choosing us.

Welcome, you're going to love it here.

What a great piece of news! Welcome to both doctors. Hopefully we will get a doctor here after 2 and a half years of being on the waiting list.🤞

Nothing but praise for these ladies! Thank you!

Welcome to both of you! We're so glad you've chosen us.

Fantastic news!! Welcome to our lovely island 💞

WOW that is great news.

Yay 👍

Welcome to Gabriola!! Great news!!

Yes welcome to Gabriola.

Woot! Woot!!

Indeed, Welcome!👍🌲🌲🌲

Welcome ladies!

Fabulous news, welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to Gabriola!

Welcome Doctors!

Such fantastic news. Welcome to both of you!

Yay! Welcome home!

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

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🤔 There have been A LOT of questions about our next Community Vaccine Clinic at the end of June. Island Health has kindly supplied us with some answers. Everything you need to know on two handy pages! Please read carefully as likely your concerns have been addressed in the attached FAQ. Share widely to make sure your neighbours understand the process.

The short version is that **Everyone** can book a first or second vaccine on Gabriola! There may still be glitches, but the plan should accomodate everyone. 🙌💉❤
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🤔  There have been A LOT of questions about our next Community Vaccine Clinic at the end of June. Island Health has kindly supplied us with some answers. Everything you need to know on two handy pages! Please read carefully as likely your concerns have been addressed in the attached FAQ. Share widely to make sure your neighbours understand the process.

The short version is that **Everyone** can book a first or second vaccine on Gabriola! There may still be glitches, but the plan should accomodate everyone. 🙌💉❤

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Not able to book the June 28th clinic if had first shot at the end of May clinic. Called 833 number twice and not allowed Whole Community Clinic on Gabriola even though 4 weeks has passed. 833 says a minimum of 8 weeks and will be notified for it.

Are there still appointments available for June 28th?

Thank you so much for posting this information 🙂

Here at the clinic we are pretty excited to share confirmed data from the local Medical Health Officer that 76% of Gabriolans over age 12 have had their first vaccination! 😀❤️🙌

🙏Thank you to every member of our community that rolled up your sleeve and made us all safer. We feel deep gratitude for the high vaccination rate and thank all the island organizations and volunteers that made our local vaccine clinic possible.

There is more good news! Bookings for second doses are now available - 8 weeks after first dose! Please register by going to www.GetVaccinated.gov.bc.ca or call 1-833-838-2323 for support.

Island Health’s immunization teams will return to Gabriola Island at the end of June to provide second doses to those that received their vaccine in March. Importantly they will also be doing first doses for those who have not yet been vaccinated including 12-17 year olds. We would love to see the rates of vaccination in our younger population (age 12-49) go up.

Residents who have received notification they are eligible for their second dose are encouraged to book when the next clinics take place on Gabriola this summer (avoid that Ferry if possible, it is already summer level busy!), but people may choose to book earlier into a clinic in Nanaimo if that is their preference.

The vaccine allows us to look forward to a near future full of gatherings and hugs and community celebration. We hope you are feeling optimistic too!
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Here at the clinic we are pretty excited to share confirmed data from the local Medical Health Officer that 76% of Gabriolans over age 12 have had their first vaccination! 😀❤️🙌

🙏Thank you to every member of our community that rolled up your sleeve and made us all safer. We feel deep gratitude for the high vaccination rate and thank all the island organizations and volunteers that made our local vaccine clinic possible.

There is more good news! Bookings for second doses are now available - 8 weeks after first dose! Please register by going to www.GetVaccinated.gov.bc.ca or call 1-833-838-2323 for support.
 
Island Health’s immunization teams will return to Gabriola Island at the end of June to provide second doses to those that received their vaccine in March. Importantly they will also be doing first doses for those who have not yet been vaccinated including 12-17 year olds. We would love to see the rates of vaccination in our younger population (age 12-49) go up. 

Residents who have received notification they are eligible for their second dose are encouraged to book when the next clinics take place on Gabriola this summer (avoid that Ferry if possible, it is already summer level busy!), but people may choose to book earlier into a clinic in Nanaimo if that is their preference.

The vaccine allows us to look forward to a near future full of  gatherings and hugs and community celebration. We hope you are feeling optimistic too!

Comment on Facebook Here at the clinic ...

I just phoned and the person told me that they cannot check the Gabriola availability for me unless they cancel the appointment I already booked in Nanaimo. What a ridiculous system! Dates on islandhealth.ca still say TBA for Gabriola.

Just for everyone's information, there are no appointments left in Nanaimo until after the start of July.

Any information for those of us who received our first dose at the May 17 clinic? We have received our notification email but are unable to book an appointment on Gabriola.???

The 2nd vaccine is a doozy. Be prepared. I just got mine

I tried to book into Gabriola but it didn't show up when I did - is it up now?

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Please note the above news posts are limited to the most recent. Visit our facebook page to view our full timeline.

Be sure to check some of our accomplishments on our Clinic Achievements page.

The Building

The clinic is grateful to occupy a wonderful building that was built by the community on Gabriola and is operated by the Gabriola Health Care Foundation. The story of how this clinic was built is remarkable. For more information, and for videos telling the clinic’s story, see the Foundation’s website.

Travel Assistance Forms

Travel assistance forms are available for eligible BC residents who need to travel within the province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available within their own community. Please call ahead with the name of the specialist or service and we can have the form ready for you quickly.

For information regarding medical assured loading, please see the BC Ferries news release.

Fees and Charges

The Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP) covers most necessary medical services for BC residents. Please refer to our Fee Schedule here for complete details.

Recruitment

Looking to join our team? For more information, see here, or call (250) 247-9922 to speak to Dr. Maciej Mierzewski or any of the doctors. We’d be delighted to tell you more.

We believe there are around 800 patients on Gabriola who are not registered with a primary care provider. Our aim is that everyone on the island who wants a GP at our clinic can receive it.

During the pandemic, we’re doing our best to accommodate everyone on Gabriola. Call us on (250) 247-9922.

Please understand that we are not a walk-in clinic. For more information about our services during the pandemic, click here and for emergency care, click here.

Get In Touch

Phone & Fax

P. (250) 247-9922
F. (250) 247-9162

Hours

Mon-Wed:  9am to 4pm
Thursday:  10am to 4pm
Friday: 9am to 3pm

Address

695 Church Street
Gabriola BC V0R 1X3

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Gabriola Medical Clinic is an unincorporated association of Dr Tracey Thorne Inc, Dr. Ramak Shadmani Inc. and Dr. Erin Cusack.

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