Services

Physician services at the Pender Harbour Health Centre are changing

Our physician for the last few years, Dr. Colin Sutton, has retired from family practice.  However, we are pleased to announce that we do have some interim relief from a local physician, who will provide services while we search for physicians for the health centre.

Dr. Catherine Bazilli will be providing some same day coverage by virtual care for people who were patients of Dr. Sutton but who are currently unattached.

 

Appointments will be available on a first come, first serve basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in December – please phone in at 8 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. 

 

Please see our Appointment Cancellation/No Show Policy below:

  • 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)
  • 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) $107
  • Missed Appointments / Cancellation (no show or less than 24hrs notice) $50.00

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are you accepting new patients? Not at this time
  2. Do I need an appointment for renewing my medication? Yes
  3. 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.
  4. I haven’t heard from anyone regarding my referral – what should I do? Please call the health centre physicians’ office for information.
  5. Do you need an appointment for TAP forms? No
  • By appointment only
  • 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 – 12:00pm Alternate Thursdays
  • Annaliese Hasler, NP
  • Women and youth health services
9:30am – 3:00pm Tuesdays

Palliative Nursing services are available in the community.

  • Dr. Robert Hynd
  • Dr. Lisa Virkela
  • Dr. Endre Sinkovics
  • Accepting new patients
  • Hygiene and prevention, restorative dental care, tooth replacement options, orthodontics
  • https://penderharbourdental.com/
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) 886-3622
  • 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
  • Neora Snitz, SW
  • Social Work
  • Mental Health Counseling
9:00am – 4:00pm Thursday & Friday
  • Dr. Diane Watson. Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling
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
  • Financed by the Province of BC
  • Helping Seniors Remain Independent
  • Program Coordinator, Haida Bolton, (604) 212-2232
  • Email: betterathome@penderharbourhealth.com
Varied
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

  • By appointment only
  • 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 – 12:00pm Alternate Thursdays
  • Annaliese Hasler, NP
  • Women and youth health services
9:30am – 3:00pm Tuesdays

Palliative Nursing services are available in the community.

  • Dr. Robert Hynd
  • Dr. Lisa Virkela
  • Dr. Endre Sinkovics
  • Accepting new patients
  • Hygiene and prevention, restorative dental care, tooth replacement options, orthodontics
  • https://penderharbourdental.com/
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) 886-3622
  • 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 unavailable at this time
9:00am – 4:00pm Alternate Fridays (twice monthly)
  • Neora Snitz, Social Worker
  • Counseling
  • Please call the Health Centre for an appointment
9:00am – 4:00pm Thursday & Friday

 

  • 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 9 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 9 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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