Walk-in Clinics in BC

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Published by the Ministry of Health - HealthLinkBC
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Programs in BC that provide walk-in treatment services for people who have minor illnesses or injuries that do not require a visit to a hospital emergency department or an urgent care facility. These programs are generally specialized practices set up by groups of physicians operating within the provincial-territorial heath system who are available for patients that do not have family physicians or who need medical treatment and-or diagnosis at times when their family physician is not available. In some areas, a walk-in clinic may rotate between the clinics of different physicians. Some programs, mainly in major metropolitan areas, may operate on a 24-hour basis but all tend to be open for some or all evenings and weekends. Definition is protected by Copyright by Information and Referral Federal of Los Angeles County, Inc (https://211taxonomy.org/subscriptions/#agreement)

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The primary purpose of this data is for populating the HealthLinkBC Directory. The HealthLinkBC Directory is a public service that provides detailed information about how and where to access health services in British Columbia. The Directory is funded by the provincial government and delivered by HealthLinkBC through www.healthlinkbc.ca or by dialling 8-1-1. The purpose of the HealthLinkBC Directory is to help British Columbians maintain and achieve better health by providing them with the right information at the right time. As a publicly-funded service, the directory includes health care and mental health and addiction services that are publicly funded (either in whole or in part) and serve the residents of British Columbia.

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The data included in the HealthLinkBC Directory and by extension this data set, is maintained by the Health Information Design and Delivery team of HealthLink BC, Ministry of Health. All records in the Directory are reviewed for accuracy and completeness at minimum every two years by a Data Steward of HealthLink BC working direct with an administrator of the service listed in the record.

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EmailHealthLinkBC@gov.bc.ca
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Record Published 2011-09-12
Record Last Modified 2019-06-26
Resource Status completed