It can sometimes be a struggle to find doctors accepting new patients in British Columbia. But longitudinal health care relationships with a family physician are critical for maintaining health and wellness. If you are looking for a doctor accepting new patients, we have some suggestions!
Visit your Divisions of Family Practice website to find local resources.
From there, you can find information about doctors accepting new patients in your area, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, mental health resources, and more. Keep in mind that some family physicians are private clinics independent from the Health Authorities and may not be listed on these sites.
Contact HealthLink BC by calling the 8-1-1 toll-free number.
If you are hearing impaired, call 7-1-1. Here, you will be able to speak to a health service navigator who can provide you with information about finding a family doctor within your own community.
Ask Doctors you know
If you visit a walk-in clinic, ask if there are any doctors accepting new patients at that clinic.
Ask your family or friends to introduce you to their own family doctor.
Sometimes these doctors take referrals from existing patients.
Visit Walk In to see a virtual doctor for short-term medical needs.
Our BC virtual doctors and medical professionals may be able to point you in the right direction to find a family physician or doctor accepting new patients.
When a doctor accepts you as a new patient, they will have a lot of questions to ask you at your first appointment. Some of these questions include:
- What are your medical and surgical histories?
- What prescription and non-prescription (such as vitamins or supplements) medications do you take?
- What allergies do you have?
- Do you smoke, use alcohol, or use illicit drugs?
- What is your family history?
These questions are completely normal and necessary in order for the doctor to get to know you and determine how to care for your health concerns. Remember, you can ask your new doctor questions too! A healthy doctor-patient relationship starts with open and honest communication! At Walk In BC telehealth clinic, we are dedicated to sincere doctor-patient relationships and welcome you into our platform.
See a Virtual Doctor on Walk In.
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