Assessment Clinic

Assessment Clinic

NOTE: The Assessment Clinic is only for those who are referred by their doctor or nurse practitioner.

The assessment clinic is now open Monday to Friday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Located on the upper level of the recreation complex, the assessment clinic is being used to increase the capacity of physicians and nurse practitioners to safely see patients for in-person appointments.

Medical offices are limited in the number of patients they can safely see in person because of the guidelines they are required to follow to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Complex Clinic provides an extra, clean, and safe space to see patients who need an in-person appointment for any health care need. Family doctors and nurse practitioners can refer patients to the clinic. The clinic is NOT open to walk-in appointments or for self-referral.

HOW IT WORKS

If your doctor/nurse practitioner has made an appointment for you to be seen at the Complex Clinic, this is what to expect:

A Medical Office Assistant from the Complex Clinic will phone you with an appointment date and time within 1 – 2 business days.

When you arrive at the Recreation Complex you can park in the upper parking lot (the one used for Kings’ games). Enter via the doors marked Entrance Only (next to the big white tent). Put on a mask and sanitize your hands as you come through the door. Notice the floor markings which show where to walk.

Your assessment will be conducted by a local doctor or nurse practitioner in an exam room on the upper floor of the Complex. This area is cordoned off from the rest of the Complex and has been designed to ensure the safety of everyone who uses it.

Once your appointment is complete the doctor/nurse practitioner will advise you on next steps, if required. Leave the assessment area following the floor markings that show where you should walk. Leave the building through the door marked EXIT.

You’re done! Your own family physician or nurse practitioner will follow-up with you for further care needs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A referral from a doctor or nurse practitioner is required for an appointment at the Assessment Clinic. If you are having respiratory symptoms and need to be assessed, please contact your doctor or nurse practitioner for guidance.

If you don’t have a primary care provider and you would like to get connected to one:

  • Some clinics are accepting new patients: Call (604) 485-6261 (family doctor), (604) 485-2430 or (604) 485-9213 (nurse practitioner)
  • Call (604) 485-5501 for a virtual appointment at the walk-in clinic (also accepting new patients for ongoing care by request)
  • The nurse practitioner at the Tla’amin Health Centre is accepting all First Nations people in the region - call (604) 483-3009
  • Texada residents, call (604) 486-7525
  • Youth can visit divisionsbc.ca/pr/docs4youth

PLEASE NOTE! If you are having difficulty breathing or are experiencing any other severe symptoms, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY or go to Emergency at the Hospital. Please advise them of your symptoms and travel history.

Please see step 2 in the HOW IT WORKS section on this page for a detailed run through of where to go and what to expect when you come for an appointment at the Assessment Clinic.

Please bring your health card and one piece of identification.

Unless you require assistance please come into to the Complex Clinic on your own. Parents may accompany children into the clinic.

Please follow the advice provided by your physician or nurse practitioner during your appointment.

Your own doctor or nurse practitioner will follow up with you.

The upper floor of the Recreation Complex is being dedicated to the Complex Clinic to ensure that this is a controlled environment where doctors and nurse practitioners can safely see patients. The Complex Clinic has been specially designed and set up to ensure the safety of everyone who uses it.

Yes, it is safe. The operation of the Complex Clinic will occur on the entire upper level of the Recreation Complex and an infection prevention and control safety plan has been implemented to ensure the safety of all users of the Recreation Complex. Programming offered on the lower level of the Recreation Complex will not be impacted.

When visiting the Recreation Complex for recreational purposes please use the west entrance on the back side of the complex (near the pool).

Vancouver Coastal Health, in partnership with the Powell River Division of Family Practice, is now offering additional COVID-19 testing at a new clinic located on the upper level of the Powell River Recreation Complex.

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