Travelling Clinics

We offer travelling occupational therapy and rheumatology clinics to Vancouver Island, Interior B.C., Northern B.C., Mid-Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

Travelling Occupational Therapy Clinics (as of Summer 2017)

An occupational therapist (OT) travels in the spring and fall of each year to these areas:

Interior of BC

Northern BC

Mid-Coast

Lillooet

Hazelton

Bella Bella

Lytton

Prince George

Bella Coola

 Merritt

Quesnel

 Williams Lake

Smithers

Terrace

Services

The occupational therapist can assist a person with arthritis who may be having difficulty managing daily activities. The therapist may help by educating patients about strategies for managing fatigue and improving sleep, using joints wisely to minimize pain or manage activities and by recommending adaptive aids. The therapist can also make custom splints or orthotics, or suggest off-the-shelf alternatives.

Learn more about the services provided by an OT by visiting the Who Do I Need to See page.

Referrals

A doctor’s referral is needed for patients who want an appointment with the Travelling Occupational Therapist. Referrals can be faxed to (604) 875-4321.

Travelling Rheumatology Clinics (as of Summer 2017)

A rheumatologist travels between two to four times a year to these areas:

 

Interior of BC

 

Northern BC

 

Northern BC (continued)

Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast & Mid-Coast
Castlegar Burns Lake Prince Rupert Alert Bay
Trail Fort St. James Queen Charlotte City Bella Bella
Valemont Fraser Lake Quesnel Bella Coola
Williams Lake Greenville Smithers Powell River
Hazelton Stellat’ en
Kitimat Tachet
Masset Takla Landing
New Aiyansh Terrace
Learn more about the services provided by a rheumatologist by visiting the Who Do I Need to See page.

Referrals

A doctor’s complete referral note along with recent lab results is required for patients who want an appointment with the Travelling Rheumatologist.

Doctors seeking more information on rheumatologist clinics and referrals please contact us at (604) 875-4016.

Fee-for-service Rheumatology Clinics (as of Summer 2017)

Fee-for-service clinics are also held in several communities throughout British Columbia. Doctors seeking more information on these clinics should contact the respective clinic coordinator. Fax numbers for sending referrals and recent lab results are also provided in most instances.

Community Phone Number Fax Number
Campbell River (250) 754-8012 (250) 754-0910
Comox (250) 754-8012 (250) 754-0910
Dawson Creek (250) 784-7310 (250) 784-7322
Fort St. John (250) 261-7316 (250) 261-7666
Lillooet (604) 602-8118 (604) 683-8150
Pender Harbour (604) 875-6815 (604) 875-1670
Port Alberni (250) 754-8012 (250) 754-0910
Sechelt (604) 875-6815 (604) 875-1670
Squamish (604) 602-8118 (604) 683-8150
Stewart (250) 641-1730 N/A
Whistler (604) 875-0880 N/A