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  • Community Information

    The growing community of Parksville is centrally located on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, 37 km north of Nanaimo and the ferry terminals to British Columbia’s mainland. The city’s easy access to major transportation links has helped to make it both a thriving place to do business as well as a popular vacation destination. Residents enjoy the community’s year-round mild climate and spectacular landscape including beautiful beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers. In 2000, the United Nations recognized the Parksville region (known as Oceanside), as one of only seven biospheres in Canada, based on marine, alpine and meadow ecosystems co-existing in a small geographic area.

    INDUSTRY:
    Transportation, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 8,502 (BC Stats, 2006 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 13.1%
       18-24: 7.0%
       25-64: 50.6%
       65+: 29.3% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures for Qualicum Region)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Central Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Nanaimo

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 9.00

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 26 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics
      Jensen Medical Clinic
      Box 1141, 135 Jensen Avenue East
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2H2
      P: 250 248-6969
      
      Parksville Medical and After Hours Clinic
      Box 250, 154 Memorial Avenue West
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G4
      Phone: 250 248-5757
      
      Wembley Mall Medical Clinic
      #9 - 826 West Island Highway
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2B7
      P: 250 248-6119

    • Contact Info

      Oceanside Health Centre
      489 Alberni Hwy
      Parksville, BC V9P 1J9
      P: 250 951-9550
      Oceanside_Health_Centre@viha.ca

    • Health Care Centre Info

      Services at this health centre include:

      • primary care
      • acute care
      • public health
      • mental health and wellness
      • palliative care
      • chronic disease management
      • medical imaging services
      • telehealth specialist consults
      • medical day care
      • environmental health
      • specialized older adult complex care
      • specialized diabetic care

      There are integrated community-based primary care teams working in this community. The teams work 8 hours per day, 7 days per week, with evening service to 9:00 pm for nursing and home support.

      Care team providers deliver services in people’s homes, in group settings and in physician offices.

      Primary care teams include family physicians, a nurse practitioner, a health coordinator, a behavioural health clinician, community office assistants and a scheduler.

    • Urgent Care

      This community offers Urgent Care services daily from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm

      Medical conditions requiring emergency care are stabilized and transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (27 km).

    • Primary Care Services

      Oceanside Health Centre
      489 Alberni Hwy Parksville, BC V9P 1J9 P: 250 951-9550

      Hrs: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; Tue, Thurs 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. An appointment can be made by phone or in person

      New patients are welcome, with preference given to people who currently do not have a family doctor.

      Patients of the Oceanside Health Centre’s Primary Care practice can get a same-day appointment by calling before 2:30 pm.

    • Lab services

      In-community 
      LifeLabs Laboratory Testing Services
      Parksville Medical and After Hours Clinic
      154 Memorial Avenue
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G4
      P: 250 248-6913 | TFP: 1-800-431-7206 | F: 250 248-7200
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sat 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

    • Imaging services

      Oceanside Health Centre
      489 Alberni Hwy
      Parksville, BC V9P 1J9
      P: 250 951-9570
      Hrs: Mon-Fri, 8 am to 4 pm, on-call during Urgent Care hours
      
      X-Ray
      

      There are X-Ray imaging services available at this health centre. At this time, X-ray services are provided on a walk-in basis only.

      X-Ray services are also available at:

      Parksville X-ray Clinic Limited
      546 West Island Highway
      Parksville, BC, V9P 1H2
      P: 250 248-3362
      
      Ultrasound
      There are ultrasound imaging services available at this health centre.
      
      Mammography

      Diagnostic mammography is available in this community. The BC Cancer Agency’s Mobile Screening Mammography Program (SMP) also travels to this community. See the SMP web site for more information.

      Additional Services 
      fluoroscopy, bone densitometry
      

    • Medical Day Care

      Oceanside Health Centre
      489 Alberni Hwy
      Parksville, BC V9P 1J9
      P: 250 951-9550
      Hrs: Daily, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Services: Scheduled day procedures (i.e. cast removal, intravenous medication, seniors’ risk assessments, hydration after cancer treatment, wound care and minor procedures such as simple lump removals). An appointment is required and can be scheduled by phone or in person.

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Pharmacy

      Medicine Shoppe #168
      Box 998, Station Main
      192 West Island Highway
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2H1
      P: 250 248-6695 | F: 250 248-8991
      
      Pacific Compounding Pharmacy Parksville
      1176 Franklin's Gull Road
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2M9
      P: 250 954-3666 | F: 250 954-3633
      
      Pharmasave Heath Centre #024
      Box 10, 1 - 281 East Island Highway
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G3
      P: 250 951-0227 | F: 250 951-0343
      
      Save-on Foods Pharmacy #959
      #20 - 826 West Island Highway
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2B7
      P: 250 248-3260 | F: 250 248-4012
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #2215
      Box 369, 140 East Island Highway
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G5
      P: 250 248-3611 | F: 250 248-0633
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #3007
      Box 369, 154 Memorial Avenue
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G4
      P: 250 248-3162 | F: 250 248-7004
      
      Thrifty Foods Pharmacy #10
      Box 970, Station Main
      280 East Island Highway
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2H1
      P: 250 947-2535 | F: 250 947-2536
      

    • Extended Care

      Oceanside Manor
      758 Soriel Road
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2P9
      P: 250 951-2304
      
      Trillium Lodge
      Vancouver Island Health
      Box 940, 401 Moilliet Street
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G9
      P: 250 248-8353 | F: 250 248-8388
      
      Halliday House
      188 McCarter Street
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G6
      P: 250 248-2835
      
      Little Mountain Manor
      959 Little Mountain Road
      Parksville, BC, V2P 2G9
      P: 250 248-4591

    • Home Nursing

      Home and Community Care Nursing
      180 McCarter Street
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2H3
      
      We Care Nanaimo
      P: 1 877 756-3388 | F: 250 740-0062

    • Dietetics

      Maureen Noble
      250 Craig Street
      Parksville, BC, V9P 0A7
      P: 250 951-0811 ext. 1112

    • Physiotherapy

      Oceanside Physiotherapy and Work Conditioning Centre
      3 - 1009 Allsbrook Road
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2A9
      P: 250 248-9666 | F: 250 248-2199
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      CYMH Parksville
      124 McCarter Street
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G6
      P: 250 954-4737
      
      Parksville Mental Health & Addictions
      Box 1210, 249 West Hirst Avenue
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2H2
      P: 250 248-8300
      
      Seniors Mental Health Team
      124 McCarter Street
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2G6
      P: 250 954-3251

    • Social workers

      Island Health Authority
      Box 1949, 249 West Hirst Avenue
      Parksville, BC, V9P 2H7
      P: 250 248-8300
      
      Island Health Authority
      401 Moiliet Street
      Parksville, BC, V9P 1M9
      P: 250 248-8353

  • Seniors Mental Health Outreach Team
    124 McCarter Street
    Parksville, BC, V9P 2G6
    P: 250 947-8225