Welcome to Shoreline Medical
Shoreline Medical provides the Saanich Peninsula community with a range of primary health care and health promotion services, delivered by a team of health care professionals providing wraparound care with continuity between clinic, hospital and home-based care.
We are committed to health education for both patients and health care professionals to improve health care and inspire health promotion. The team-based model encourages collaboration between doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and dieticians—which in turn provides better care for our patients, with the added benefit of allowing a work-life balance for our team of professionals.
WALK IN CLINIC
We have a team of local doctors (in addition to our own family physicians) who operate the Shoreline Walk In Clinics year round. We are open to everyone in the community. If you don’t have a family doctor we recommend you attach yourself to one Walk In Clinic to use for your medical care. At Shoreline Medical clinics, all Walk In patient records are stored in our electronic medical charts, providing each physician you see with your medical history. Our Walk In Clinics are equipped to provide urgent medical care and treatment for patients of all ages.
Our mandate is to provide primary health care to the community living on the Saanich Peninsula, with family physicians, immediate care through our Walk In Clinic, and physician support of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
Integrate a registered nurse into the clinic team to work closely with each of the doctors in patient care
Improve access to care by extending hours of the Walk In Clinic to include weekends and evenings
Attract more doctors to our area so we can meet the needs of the community members who do not have a family physician
Expand the Sidney clinic to accommodate more doctors and a larger Walk In Clinic by Fall 2019
Open a 2nd Shoreline Medical clinic in Brentwood in February
Provide physician support for the Saanich Peninsula Hospital
HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?
We are a team-based primary Health Care network with a mandate to assist in increasing access to health care and improving the quality of health care for our community on the Saanich Peninsula. The physicians in our clinics work in a team-based model that encourages collaboration between physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and dieticians.
In short – you, the community. We are owned and operated by a charitable organization called the Shoreline Medical Society. The priority of the society is to implement the full vision of a network of primary health clinics as described above.
If you are assigned to one of our team of family physicians, he/she will be your Most Responsible Provider (MRP) for health care needs. However, you will not necessarily see your MRP on every visit to the clinic. The good news is that your health care will not have to match with your physician’s availability, thereby increasing your access to care when you need it. Our team of doctors is connected through Electronic Medical Records accessed in every patient room, and your charts are maintained with the assistance of our team of professionals.
Most medical visits are covered by Medical Services Plan of BC, so if you are registered for MSP then you will not be charged for a medical visit. There are some services which MSP BC does not cover, and these “uninsured” services require payment from the patient (or the patient’s Extended Health Insurance company). A patient who does not have valid MSP BC coverage will have to pay for their doctor’s visit.
To promote continuity of care our family physicians actively support the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. The good news is, if you are at any time admitted to the local hospital, you will be seen by a member of the team. It also means that your physician is on a rotation to be away from the clinic one in seven weeks. During your family doctor’s hospital rotation, he/she will be covered by the other team doctors and/or a locum.
We are working very hard to develop a network of medical clinics, to recruit new doctors, so that we can help you find a doctor. If you live on the Saanich Peninsula in our catchment area and do not currently have a family doctor, please check to see if we are open for New Patient Intake. Until then, the best option is for you to consistently use the Walk In Clinic for your health care needs. Although you won’t have an MRP (Most Responsible Physician), you will have the benefit of your medical chart, lab work, and past visits being available to the physician you see through our Electronic Medical Record system.
If you are a BC resident you must enrol in MSP. Click on this link to find out how to apply.
Shoreline Medical is committed to being a Teaching Centre for rural family practice residents. We do this in two ways by taking a resident under our wings in practice to work through their residency and by partnering with Saanich Peninsula Hospital in providing rural electives. In both cases, the medical trainee is under the guidance and mentorship of our team of physicians for all direct patient interactions. Our teaching program is beneficial in recruiting future physicians to the Saanich Peninsula.