Media Contacts

Ministry of Health

250 952-1887 (media line)

Island Health

250 370-8878


What people are saying about the James Bay urgent, primary care centre

Leah Hollins, board chair, Island Health –

“The urgent and primary care centre planned for the James Bay neighbourhood in Victoria will have a positive impact on all those living in the community and surrounding area who are looking for local, same-day access to health-care services. It will mean a team of health professionals – physicians and nurse practitioners, nurses and social workers – working together at one location to provide same-day care and, for those who do not have a care provider, facilitate connections to primary care to better support their immediate and long-term care needs.”

Dr. Kathleen Ross, president, Doctors of BC –

“We look forward to the integration of the urgent and primary care centre in hopes it will strengthen primary care and ensure people in the community have access to the health-care services they need, while also supporting a longitudinal relationship between patients and their family doctors.”

Jacqollyne Keath, board chair, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of B.C. –

“The Association of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of B.C. is pleased that the knowledge, skills and expertise of the entire health-care team will improve access to health care for British Columbians through urgent and primary care centres. We believe that this approach will be pivotal in ensuring B.C. families can access health-care services, and we are excited to see the launch of another urgent and primary care centre in B.C.”