— SINCE 1994 —

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Gabriola Medical Clinic

We acknowledge we are on the ancestral traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation

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A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

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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Appointments

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Services

We offer a full range of primary care services for you and your family.

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Our Team

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CURRENT UPDATES

Gabriola Medical Clinic News

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Our clinic, like all health care settings, is now mandated to ensure that everyone inside our building wear a *medical grade* mask, rather than a cloth mask. This provincial mandate is to protect healthcare staff and the public. It applies to the staff, clinicians, doctors and patients/visitors to the clinic. We do it for you and each other, and now ask that you do it for us too! ❤️

Anyone coming inside the clinic will be provided with a medical mask on entry. This includes our patients, as well as people seeing the home care nurse (Maureen), mental health nurse (Cathy) and social worker (Angela). It also includes anyone coming in to pick up forms or paperwork.

Your non-medical/cloth masks are still safe and important in other public settings, but in a medical setting a medical mask is now the standard. 😷 That makes sense.

We have all watched as the COVID-19 infections have climbed over the last weeks. This is now starting to include more cases in the Vancouver Island region. As we move through the second wave we can expect increased public health measures to ensure all of our safety, this mask change for our clinic is one example.

We all need to continue with the excellent job we have been doing keeping Gabriola safe. Wash your hands, physically distance, wear your masks, stick to your safe-6 social contacts and do not venture out when you are sick. 🤒

We continue to provide COVID-19 testing at the clinic, so please call if you have symptoms. After all these months we are still in this together. Thank you for doing your part. 🙏
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No problem! Thank you for mandating this, very sensible.😊👍

Appreciative. I was surprised that the non doctor staff were not masked actually. Your updates are great as is your team there. Ty.

Thank you for sharing this information

Our Drive-Thru clinic was so much fun today! It was a joy to see so many of your smiling faces.

We provided more than 500 flu vaccines today to the people of Gabriola - that is more than 10% of our island population! We are so grateful to our staff for working with us to make it happen and to the sun for shining.

If you missed the clinic and still want a flu shot please call the clinic as we are happy to arrange further opportunities for vaccine based on supply and demand.
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Our Drive-Thru clinic was so much fun today! It was a joy to see so many of your smiling faces. 

We provided more than 500 flu vaccines today to the people of Gabriola - that is more than 10% of our island population! We are so grateful to our staff for working with us to make it happen and to the sun for shining. 

If you missed the clinic and still want a flu shot please call the clinic as we are happy to arrange further opportunities for vaccine based on supply and demand.

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Thank you all so much - we are so lucky to have such fantastic medical staff!

Very well organized & efficient flu clinic, maybe the drive through option will be offered again next year! We arrived in the extremely long line up at 12:30 & were home by 1:00 - very impressed. Thank you!

Easiest flu shot ever. What a great team effort, thank you for giving up your Saturday for this amazing community.

Best flu shot experience ever! Big thanks to all 🙏👍🎉❤️

Sooooo easy!!! And we are so appreciative! Please say you’ll Do drive through every year 😀😀😀❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Well done and a big thank you to the doctors and staff! And thank you Dr. Maciej for the painless injection 🙂

Great job today! Painless! Glad you had a beautiful sunny day for it. 😊

Thank you doctors and staff for giving up your Saturday and providing such a well organized and efficient flu clinic. Kudos to all of you.

Thank you so much for doing this! Quick, efficient and well organized. Much appreciated 😊

Well done. It looked more orderly than a usual ferry lineup. Excellent service!

Thank you SO much, everyone who made this happen to protect Gabriola.❤❤❤🌺

Was hoping to get the full drive thru experience today but missed out! I will call, but are you planning on doing another similar day?

Special thanks too as so well organized!

Very well done! The line up was so long, we thought it would take ages - but wow! So fast and efficient. Thank you!

Thank you so much. You guys were awesome today.

Big job, very well done. Thankyou so much!!

Thank You!

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🚗💉Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Saturday October 24

12:30 - 3:30 at the Clinic, 695 Church Street
Wear a mask and be prepared to present your BC CareCard
Adults only during this clinic to facilitate efficiency

Families/children are now welcome to book an appointment for vaccination during regular clinic hours ❤️

We will provide vaccine to eligible people on a first come first serve basis. If if we run out we will organize additional clinics based on demand. If the line up extends down Church Street please remember not to block the entrance to the Fire Hall or Ambulance Station.
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Phil Martin

Any plans to offer another clinic for folks who may not be able to attend? (and if there aren’t enough doses to meet demand)

Is this the high dose vaccine or regular dose?

Big thanks for setting up the drive through flu shot clinic today! Fast, efficient and convenient. Much appreciated!!

What are the eligibility criteria, please?

oh dear I wonder if I can find my Care Card.... Isn't it on our Driver's License now?

Thankyou I will be there!

And if we don't have a car what happens. I bike.

So we stay in our car?,?

Major kudos and appreciation to staff at Gabriola Medical Clinic! 🥰👏👨‍⚕️👩🏼‍⚕️😷 We are so lucky!

If we aren’t ”eligible” because we are not in the high risk/connected to high risk, but want to get a shot anyway, what is the procedure for that?

What if we have a mask exemption?

Can we get a proof that we had the flu shot? I just received my shot - very efficient Medical Clinic empoyees with the drive through process !

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It has been 6 months since we adjusted to providing care in a pandemic. It has not be easy for us, and we know that it has been difficult for many of you too. Every day we are asked "When will you open back up again?". Please remember that we have not shut down our practice for a single day due to COVID-19. However, our cleaning and safety protocols only allow for a limited number of people in our clinic through the day. We must make room for the emergencies, for sick people that need in-person appointments and for COVID-19 swabbing. At this stage we think of the clinic as a place for the ill, not for the well. In the last few weeks there has been a clear increase in frustration by patients who want immediate access. Please be kind and calm. We are doing the best we can to accommodate everyone's needs. We have added more phone lines to try and make sure we can get to all your calls. We have created a website to help you find information without needing to call. Our staff are working so hard to connect us with our patients. Please appreciate the amazing work they do! 🙏Through July and August we had 2663 patient appointments, 48 emergencies, took care of 160 people who are not patients of the clinic and did 40 COVID swabs. It has been busier than previous summers. If you have a chronic medical concern or need a refill on your medication please make your appointment well in advance of when you will need your care. Planning ahead helps us make sure you have what you need, when you need it. As the pandemic continues we are prepared to continue the work we do, and we appreciate your understanding of the challenges. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Your doing a great job! So glad we have access to you in emergencies. Keep up the great work 😁

As a recent user of your services (sometimes in a state of some distress), I want to say a big THANK YOU for being part of our community and keeping us well. I can only imagine how tough this has been on all of you. Love you all!!

You are doing an amazing job and being so kind and patient with the truly ill 😷 people who rely you. I cannot say enough how kind you are. ❤️

You lot are amazing! Thank you for caring for our Island.

And we thank you for your deep patience with / our family. Grateful for such great people!!!

Great people, great service in rough times! Thank you every one!❤️

I wish we could make a line of hugs, kinda like a samba line, that you all could walk through and feel the literal love. Until we can do that, I send my deep gratitude to each of you.

With so much appreciation and love .,thankyou as I know you are there fully for gabriola!!

Thank you for being there through it all, I hope you are able to take some time for yourselves in rotation, it is high intensity work 💕

Our deep appreciation to each one of you at our clinic. You have been and are there for our community and we give you our deepest thanks in this most difficult time.

As a first responder I am aware of the time and energy the doctors and staff also put in after hours and on holidays. We have turned on the helipad lights twice this week alone. Many members of the public are blissfully unaware of how fortunate they are to have a place to be treated during an emergency. Keep up the good work.

We are truly blessed to have the wonderful staff at our clinic💕 Thank you💕💕

Thank you for your advice today.

Gratitude for all that you are doing for our community.

THANK YOU!

We are living in interesting times, adapting is more so, our way of life.

So very satisfied with your care ❤️❤️❤️

Keep up the good work. We are so lucky here on Gabriola.💗💗💗

Thank you for all you do!

THANK YOU to all of you!!!!

We appreciate all you do. Thank you.

Thank you ❤

Thank you all

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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

We’re looking for a fourth doctor to join us. For more information, see here, email us at clinic@gabriolamed.ca, 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 GP. We are very concerned about this and are actively trying to recruit a fourth permanent doctor. Our aim is that everyone on the island who wants a GP at our clinic can have one.

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

M, T, W & F:  9am to 4pm
Thursday:  10am to 4pm

Address

695 Church Street
Gabriola BC V0R 1X3

Please note: Email is not secure. Please call the clinic. Please do not email us unless by prior arrangement. If you send confidential information by email, you've chosen to waive your right to confidentiality.

Gabriola Medical Clinic

Gabriola Medical Clinic is an unincorporated association of Dr Tracey Thorne Inc, Dr Maciej Mierzewski Inc, and Dr Adam Sandell Inc.
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