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Services

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5R6
Phone: 250-754-2141

Caledonia Walk-in Medical Clinic (note: 2 locations)

Location #1: 340 Campbell St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 3G7

Open: Monday - Friday 5pm - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday and Stat Holidays 9am - 1pm
Phone - main line: 250-753-3202
Phone - appointments: 250-754-7777 (appointment line: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm only)

Location #2: 6010 Brickyard Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9V 1S5

Open: Monday - Friday 5pm - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am-1pm
Closed on statutory holidays
Phone: 250-390-5200

Medical Arts Centre & MDS Labs

Phone:  250-753-3431
Email: medicalartscentre@shaw.ca

Regular Clinic hours:
  • Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Walk In Clinic hours:
  • Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 5pm
Trying to find a doctor accepting patients?

Visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons website. Go to Doctors of BC accepting patients.

Information

Vancouver Island Health Authority

BC Health Guide Online

BC Nurseline

Toll-free within British Columbia: 1-866-215-4700
Deaf and hearing-impaired toll-free province-wide: 1-866-889-4700

HealthLink BC

British Columbians have trusted health information at their fingertips with just a phone call or a click away with HealthLink BC.

Just three numbers - 8-1-1 - on the phone or online at HealthLink BC means easy access to non-emergency health information and services. Speak with a nurse about your symptoms, consult with a pharmacist about your medication questions, or get healthy eating advice from a dietitian. You can also find the health services and resources you need, closest to you. Any time of the day or night, every day of the year, HealthLink BC is as close as your phone or the web 24/7.

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Influenza

Influenza, often called the ‘flu’, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by an influenza virus.

A person with influenza is also at risk of other infections. These include viral or bacterial pneumonia, an infection of the lungs. The risk of complications is greater for seniors 65 years and older, very young children, and people who have lung or heart diseases, certain chronic health problems, or weakened immune systems. Healthy pregnant women in the second half of their pregnancy are at greater risk of being hospitalized following infection with seasonal influenza virus.

In Canada, it is estimated that between 2,000 to 8,000 people die from seasonal influenza and its complications every year.

Additional information on Seasonal Flu and H1N1

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