This is certainly an emotional time, and while you may be young and healthy and without symptoms, physical distancing (2 m or 6 ft) is about protecting your loved ones, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
We can’t stress enough—please stay at home: don’t go out, don’t have coffee with friends, don’t go to church and don’t go to shops unless absolutely necessary. Even if you have no symptoms, you could have coronavirus and pass it to others.
If you do have symptoms (cough, fever, or new shortness of breath), these could be symptoms of COVID-19, seasonal influenza or a cold. Either way, the safest approach is to isolate yourself for 14 days (the contagious period for someone with COVID-19). Please use the Province of BC’s online Screening Tool to get guidance, or call/email us and your doctor will speak with you and provide recommendations.
Effective immediately, all face-to-face appointments have been changed to virtual visits. This is a way for us to see you without having you come into the office. Doctors in our clinic are using a Virtual Medicine solution called Doxy.me. It is secure and meets BC’s privacy legislation.
Do we have your email address?
If you are not a patient of Saanich Medical Centre, please don’t sign up.
However, if you are a patient of Saanich Medical Centre:
- If we have recently sent you a mass email about our new website, then we have your address: you don’t need to do anything.
- If you have not received a mass email from us referencing our new website, then we don’t have your email address: please sign-up using this form, or email us, so we can update your chart.
NOTE: if you’ve sent us an email and we’ve replied, it doesn’t guarantee we’ve updated your chart—at this time that system is separate from our email system, so best to fill out the form below.
Doctors accepting patients
Unfortunately, at this time, none of our doctors are taking new patients.