Services

Dr. Sutton was born in South Africa, where he first studied to become a pharmacist, prior to completing his medical degree and becoming a practicing physician in Johannesburg. Before long, the desire to move to Canada proved irresistible, and Dr. Suttons’ spirit of adventure took him to Nova Scotia. Some 28 years later, with 20 of those years in full time emergency work, combined with teaching at Dalhousie University, our great fortune was to cross paths with Dr. Sutton and his Nova Scotian partner, Linda, who herself has spent 35 years as an RN working in Acute Care, as well as maternity and delivery services. “We’re a team, in every sense of the word”, says Linda.

With their children raised and settled into their own families, the innate spirit of adventure this couple shares allowed them to contemplate a whole new chapter in their lives, despite the comfort and contentment in their maritime home, lives and work. “Leaving great jobs, our kids and grandkids and our community behind was a difficult decision,” explained Dr. Sutton, “but we both fell in love with the beauty of the Pender Harbour region, and the opportunity to meet a whole new group of people who seem to share our passion for the outdoors, for nature, and for living in a small, close knit community.”

What a combination. An ocean of compassion, a world of experience, and a single universal truth: the greatest part of being human, is the generosity to be found in our shared humanity. Please join us in welcoming our new healthcare team to our cherished Pender Harbour Health Centre.

Thank you for trusting your medical care to Dr. Colin Sutton’s Family Practice.

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Sutton we set aside enough time to provide you with the highest quality care.

Should you need to cancel or rescheduled an appointment please contact our office as soon as possible, and no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. This gives us time to schedule other patients who may be waiting for an appointment.

10:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Thursday ( by appointment only)

Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all statutory holidays
However due to Dr. Sutton’s Emergency Department schedule continually changing the above hours may differ

Please see our Appointment Cancellation/No Show Policy below:

  • Effective July 13, 2021 any booked patient who fails to show or cancels/reschedules an appointment and has not contacted our office with at least 24 hours notice will be considered a No Show and charged a $50.00 fee. (see BC Doctors Guide for uninsured services)
  • Any new patient who fails to show for their initial visit will not be rescheduled.
  • The fee is charged to the patient, not the insurance company, and is due prior to booking another office visit.
  • Please contact our Office Manager, if you have any questions.

 

Uninsured Services
Some medical office services are not covered by the BC Medical Services Plan and must be paid for directly by the patient, regardless of whether they have BC Health Insurance or not. The fees charged by the clinic for uninsured services are in compliance with the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) guidelines, which are updated on an annual basis.
*Subject to change

BC Drivers Medical (Orange form) $100
Missed Appointments / Cancellation (no show or less than 24hrs notice) $50.00

Marine Medical $150.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new patients?
At this time we are not accepting new patients, however you may call to be put on a waitlist. You can also check the website fetchbc to see who is accepting new patients.

Do I need an appointment for renewing my medication?
It is preferred by the physician that you book an appointment at least 2 weeks prior to running our of your medications. You can have your pharmacy fax a request or call reception and your physician will let you know if an appointment is necessary. However, certain medications always require an appointment with your physician.

How long will it take to get my test results?
Most lab results are received within 48 hours. Other tests such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s can take 5 to 10 days.

I haven’t heard from anyone regarding my referral.
We are more than happy to provide you with the telephone number of the establishment and the date your referral was sent. However, it is your responsibility to call the establishment and check the status of your referral.

Do you need an appointment for TAP forms?
No appointment is necessary for a TAP form, however you must be a patient of our clinic in order to receive a TAP form. You can come to the front desk and the receptionist will be happy to give you one.

  • By appointment only at this time due to Covid 19
  • Blood tests, ECGs, injections, home care, dressings, blood pressure, Holter Monitors and palliative care.
  • Please bring your Care Card to all appointments.
8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
12:00 – 1:00pm Closed for lunch
  • RNs can do home visits for dressings, medication monitoring, diabetes care, assessments, counselling etc.
  • Post-operative follow up by referral from surgeon
  • Coordination of care with other health care professionals
  • Well Baby Clinic
  • Child immunizations
10:00am – 12:00am Alternate Thursdays
  • Annaliese Hasler, NP
  • Women and youth health services
9:30am – 3:00pm Tuesdays

Palliative Nursing services are available in the community.

  • Open with new procedures please call
  • Dr. Robert Hynd
  • Dr. Lisa Virkela
  • Braces, cosmetic dentistry,  surgical extractions,  restorative dental care consulting,  hygiene and implants.
8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 4:00pm Friday
  • By appointment only – no drop in
9:00am – 4:00pm Wednesdays – Dr. Ali Manavipour  (604) 883-2764
  • By appointment only
  • RNs draw blood which is sent to Sechelt Hospital for testing
  • Specimens sent out for analysis
8:15am – 2:00pm Monday – Friday
12:00 – 1:00pm Closed for lunch
  • Blood pressures, glucose testing, injections, ear syringing, suture removal etc
  • ECGs (electrocardiograms), Holter Monitors
  • Assessment of injuries or illnesses for patients unable to see physician or without a local doctor
  • Treatment of specified medical problems such as burns, urinary tract infections, sore throats, earaches, insect bites/stings, tick removal etc.
  • Triage of patients who may require transfer to hospital or urgent appointment with physician
  • Dr. Diane Watson. Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling – a counselor is available
9:00am – 4:00pm Alternate Fridays (twice monthly)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
  • Open with restrictions
  • Sharon Gilchrist-Reed LPN
  • Certified Reflexologist, Kinesiologist
  • Please call for new policies
  • Brigit Cogrossi, RMT  (604) 741-1202
  • Ellen Luchkow, RMT  (778) 888-2012
Varied Monday – Sunday

3:00pm – 5:00pm Tuesdays (no appointment necessary)

Hear on the Coast.

Diagnosis, referrals, fitting and maintenance of hearing instruments and rehab.

Phone 604-885-0155

  • For help phone:  604-883-2764
8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Wednesday
12:00 – 1:00pm Closed for lunch

 

  • By appointment only at this time due to Covid 19
  • Blood tests, ECGs, injections, home care, dressings, blood pressure, Holter Monitors and palliative care.
  • Please bring your Care Card to all appointments.
8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
12:00 – 1:00pm Closed for lunch
  • RNs can do home visits for dressings, medication monitoring, diabetes care, assessments, counselling etc.
  • Post-operative follow up by referral from surgeon
  • Coordination of care with other health care professionals
  • Well Baby Clinic
  • Child immunizations
10:00am – 12:00am Alternate Thursdays
  • Annaliese Hasler, NP
  • Women and youth health services
9:30am – 3:00pm Tuesdays

Palliative Nursing services are available in the community.

  • Open with new procedures please call
  • Dr. Robert Hynd
  • Dr. Lisa Virkela
  • Braces, cosmetic dentistry,  surgical extractions,  restorative dental care consulting,  hygiene and implants.
8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 4:00pm Friday
  • By appointment only – no drop in
9:00am – 4:00pm Wednesdays – Dr. Ali Manavipour  (604) 883-2764
  • By appointment only
  • RNs draw blood which is sent to Sechelt Hospital for testing
  • Specimens sent out for analysis
8:15am – 2:00pm Monday – Friday
12:00 – 1:00pm Closed for lunch
  • Blood pressures, glucose testing, injections, ear syringing, suture removal etc
  • ECGs (electrocardiograms), Holter Monitors
  • Assessment of injuries or illnesses for patients unable to see physician or without a local doctor
  • Treatment of specified medical problems such as burns, urinary tract infections, sore throats, earaches, insect bites/stings, tick removal etc.
  • Triage of patients who may require transfer to hospital or urgent appointment with physician
  • Dr. Diane Watson. Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling – a counselor is available
9:00am – 4:00pm Alternate Fridays (twice monthly)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
  • Open with restrictions
  • Sharon Gilchrist-Reed LPN
  • Certified Reflexologist, Kinesiologist
  • Please call for new policies
  • Brigit Cogrossi, RMT  (604) 741-1202
  • Ellen Luchkow, RMT  (778) 888-2012
Varied Monday – Sunday

3:00pm – 5:00pm Tuesdays (no appointment necessary)

Hear on the Coast.

Diagnosis, referrals, fitting and maintenance of hearing instruments and rehab.

Phone 604-885-0155

Programs

The Health Centre also directly supports other programs for the benefit and well being of the community.  The programs are aimed at things like illness prevention, wellness education, social well-being, reduction of isolation, caregiver and other peer support, and are funded through community donations and grants.

The program provides four hours weekly of respite and care for people with dementia.  Social interaction, activities and a healthy meal are provided in a friendly and safe environment.  The program is important as well for the patient’s caregivers as it provides respite care. It is run by a recreational activity aid and an LPN.  Phone  604-740-2823

Patients who are looking for information, training, and management of their diabetes may book with our Dietician and/or Registered Nurse. The program focuses on a helping individuals manage their personal pre diabetic or diabetic health and also provides ongoing nutritional counseling.  Hours:  Thursdays from 8 am to 4 pm  Phone 604-873-2764

Ongoing nursing support for patients with chronic conditions including COPD and cardiac issues.  Services include assessment, monitoring, consultation around fitness and diet, and education.  The nurse also supports people in recovery from cardiac surgery.   

Hours:  Wednesdays from 8 am to 4 pm  Phone 604-883-2764

Safe and confidential health and wellness services for youth between the ages of 12 to 19 years. This includes education on various health topics, sexual health information, birth control and screening of STIs, counseling and referring when appropriate. This program is provided by a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse.  Hours:  Weekly on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm on a drop-in basis.   604-883-2764

The program promotes health and wellness for women of all ages in the Pender Harbour area. The program is offered at the Health Centre on Tuesdays by appointment. Services include general health issues, education, screening for cervical cancer and breast health. A Nurse Practitioner and and RN from the clinic provide this much needed service.

Weekly gatherings of people for social interaction, guest speakers, hot meals  and other activities in a safe and friendly environment. Nurses attend frequently to help monitor overall health levels such as heart health, blood pressure and blood sugar levels plus provide information on relevant health topics.  For information call 604-883-2764

Activities and initiatives to reduce seniors’ social isolation, including outings, exercise programs, information sessions and education.  For information phone  604-883-2764

The Caregiver Support Group meets with peer facilitators to provide support and respite for family members who are providing care for a loved one.  It allows caregivers to share with others who are experiencing similar life circumstances.

The Pender Memory Club is a group designed to support people living with mild to moderate dementia and includes light exercise, socialization, games and refreshments.  This is done in conjunction with Vancouver Coastal Health, Older Adult Mental Health program.  This program has been on hold until VCH is able to resume in-person services.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Transportation to medical appointments on the Sunshine Coast

Phone 604-883-2764 to book.

Return trip rates:

  • $20 within Pender Harbour (Egmont to Madeira);
  • $30 to Sechelt (Egmont to Sechelt);
  • $40 to Gibsons (Egmont to Gibsons)

The program provides four hours weekly of respite and care for people with dementia.  Social interaction, activities and a healthy meal are provided in a friendly and safe environment.  The program is important as well for the patient’s caregivers as it provides respite care. It is run by a recreational activity aid and an LPN.  Phone  604-740-2823

Patients who are looking for information, training, and management of their diabetes may book with our Dietician and/or Registered Nurse. The program focuses on a helping individuals manage their personal pre diabetic or diabetic health and also provides ongoing nutritional counseling.  Hours:  Thursdays from 8 am to 4 pm  Phone 604-873-2764

Ongoing nursing support for patients with chronic conditions including COPD and cardiac issues.  Services include assessment, monitoring, consultation around fitness and diet, and education.  The nurse also supports people in recovery from cardiac surgery.   

Hours:  Wednesdays from 8 am to 4 pm  Phone 604-883-2764

Safe and confidential health and wellness services for youth between the ages of 12 to 19 years. This includes education on various health topics, sexual health information, birth control and screening of STIs, counseling and referring when appropriate. This program is provided by a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse.  Hours:  Weekly on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm on a drop-in basis.   604-883-2764

The program promotes health and wellness for women of all ages in the Pender Harbour area. The program is offered at the Health Centre on Tuesdays by appointment. Services include general health issues, education, screening for cervical cancer and breast health. A Nurse Practitioner and and RN from the clinic provide this much needed service.

Weekly gatherings of people for social interaction, guest speakers, hot meals  and other activities in a safe and friendly environment. Nurses attend frequently to help monitor overall health levels such as heart health, blood pressure and blood sugar levels plus provide information on relevant health topics.  For information call 604-883-2764

Activities and initiatives to reduce seniors’ social isolation, including outings, exercise programs, information sessions and education.  For information phone  604-883-2764

The Caregiver Support Group meets with peer facilitators to provide support and respite for family members who are providing care for a loved one.  It allows caregivers to share with others who are experiencing similar life circumstances.

The Pender Memory Club is a group designed to support people living with mild to moderate dementia and includes light exercise, socialization, games and refreshments.  This is done in conjunction with Vancouver Coastal Health, Older Adult Mental Health program.  This program has been on hold until VCH is able to resume in-person services.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Transportation to medical appointments on the Sunshine Coast

Phone 604-883-2764 to book.

Return trip rates:

  • $20 within Pender Harbour (Egmont to Madeira);
  • $30 to Sechelt (Egmont to Sechelt);
  • $40 to Gibsons (Egmont to Gibsons)

Non-residents are encouraged to make a small donation to help the Health Centre for costs incurred for dressings, tests, and medications. 
These assist this non-profit society to provide ongoing care in the community.

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