We see patients of all ages for any health concerns that emerge including new symptoms or concerns. Our services also include maternity care, prenatal care, palliative care, preventive health care, chronic disease management, mental health issues, sexual health concerns, vaccinations, mole removals and biopsies, pap tests, IUD insertions and referrals to specialists and other allied health providers.
Our Saturday clinic (12-3) is a drop in service, no scheduled appointments. This clinic is designed for working with arising issues that come up over the weekend. It is not meant for routine visits or checkups or pap screening. The physicians rotate staffing the clinic.
If you are a regular patient with a family doctor at this clinic (a non-walk-in patient), please note our after hours services. For urgent issues which cannot wait until the office is next open, please call 604-202-1950 to speak to the doctor on call. The four doctors at Chaldecott Medical Clinic share the responsibility of covering your after hours questions as a service to our patients. We ask that you respect our time with our families and only contact us for urgent problems that cannot wait until the next business day. However, we are happy to take your calls regarding urgent medical issues.
In the event of a serious emergency please call 911.
BC Nurse Line:
BC NurseLine provides 24-hour, confidential health information and advice. Anywhere in the province, call BC NurseLine to speak to a registered nurse 24-hours or a pharmacist from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. every day. Specially trained nurses answer questions about health topics and procedures, identify symptoms, and help you decide when to see a health professional. Information and referrals are also provided to other services.Pharmacists are available to answer your questions about medications.
Call BC NurseLine: Toll-free in BC 8-1-1 or Deaf and hearing-impaired 7-1-1
The nurse will ask for your Personal Health Number on your B.C. CareCard; you will not be denied service if you do not provide it.
For Poison Control: Saint Paul’s Hospital 1081 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6 604-682-2344 Local 62126 Hotline: 604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911 Fax: 604-806-8262 Web: www.dpic.org
The majority of patients do not need a complete annual physical exam and MSP does not cover routine physicals for healthy patients. Patients with some chronic health conditions, newly pregnant women as well as infants and preschool age children do require complete physical exams. Your doctor might recommend a physical exam as part of the investigation of new symptoms. Periodic health exams which include specific evidence-based screening tests (pap tests, blood pressure checks, cholesterol tests, colon cancer screening) are recommended and covered by MSP. We recommend that most women up to the age of 69 attend the clinic every 2 years for a “well-woman exam” that includes a pap test. Your doctor will discuss the recommendations for your individual situation with you. Physical exams for employment or camp are not covered by MSP.
MSP does not cover doctor’s notes and medical forms. When booking your appointment please let the receptionist know if you are bringing any forms that need to be completed.