Gabriola Island Health Centre
Summary: Gabriola Island has a long history of adapting health services to meet the needs of local residents, and today community members have a health centre to call their own.
Gabriola Island, Island Health
GIHC serves 4000+ patients/clients annually.
Not connected to a PCN.

It’s not easy living in a remote location, and without local access in place, residents are forced to travel off-island for health and social services. Over decades, local services were developed, and today Gabriola Island Health Centre serves over 4000 people. Health care and social programs are housed in place to help more people access the right provider at the right time. Primary and Urgent Care providers work alongside Allied Health Practitioners. Drop-in programs, health clinics, educational support, and social programs are also delivered from the Centre, often through collaboration with local organizations and community groups.

Because of its proximity and integration with the community, Gabriola Island Health Centre targets those who might otherwise fall through the gaps. Those who face housing insecurity, language barriers, poverty wages or a lack of income, stigma, transportation barriers, and many other complexities. As a close source of trusted care, the team serves people in all stages of life, from infancy and youth to adulthood and senior years.

  • Unhoused/Housing Insecure
  • Newcomers and Refugees and/or language barriers
  • Poverty stricken or without a secure income.
  • Stigmatized populations
  • Seniors
  • Children/Youth
  • Those with barriers to transportation and/or social supports
  • Those with complex needs and/or mental health challenges
  • Rural communities
  • Indigenous communities
  • Expecting Mothers
  • Geographic Community
  • Primary and Urgent Care
  • Allied Health (Physio, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Speech Therapist)
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Health Promotion
  • Ultrasound and/or radiology
  • Telehealth
  • Health Education
  • Community drop-in
  • Housing Supports
  • Grocery delivery/food supports
  • Exercise and recreation
  • Support Accessing available resources.
  • Family Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse RN
  • Dental Providers
  • Outreach Workers
  • Physiotherapist
  • Mental Health Services Provider
  • Social Worker