Medical clinic closure has patients flooding hospital; use walk-in clinics, officials say

Those requiring non-urgent medical care or prescription refills are asked to contact nearby walk-in clinics.

Valley Medical Clinic on Jubilee Street is currently closed and Vancouver Island Health Authority is advising patients to visit alternate locations for their medical needs.

Those requiring non-urgent medical care or prescription refills are asked to contact other walk-in clinics.

The Beverly Medical Clinic at 201-2763 Beverly St. in Duncan is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contacted them at 250-597-3390.

Cowichan One Way Clinic is located at 291 Cowichan Way in Duncan and is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can be reached at 778-422-3999.

Valleyview Medical Clinic is located at 27-1400 Cowichan Bay Road in Cobble Hill. It is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It can be reached at 250-743-9395.

Those with non-urgent medical needs are asked not to visit the emergency department at the hospital at this time.

“By doing so, you are helping our dedicated emergency staff provide high-quality emergency care as quickly as possible to all emergency patients,” said Dr. David Robertson, executive medical director of Island Health.

Cowichan Valley Citizen

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