About the Society
Peninsula Medical is owned and operated by a charitable non-profit called “The Saanich Primary Health Care Society.”
VISION OF THE SOCIETY
To be a leading primary care network for the Saanich Peninsula, integrating multiple disciplines working together to provide community health care.
PURPOSE OF THE SOCIETY
The purpose of the Saanich Peninsula Primary Health Care Society is to improve primary health care services for residents of, and visitors to, the Saanich Peninsula by:
Identifying the health care needs
Working alone or in partnership with Island Health, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and any other health care organizations to deliver patient-centred programs to address those needs
Providing medical facilities to be used for the benefit of residents and visitors
HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SOCIETY?
We are a team-based primary health care clinic owned and operated by a non-profit charitable society (Saanich Peninsula Primary Health Care Society). The mandate of the society is to assist in increasing access to health care and improving the quality of health care for our community on the Saanich Peninsula. The physicians in this office practice in a team-based care model that encourages collaboration between physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and dieticians.
If you are assigned to one of our team of family physicians, he/she will be your Most Responsible Provider (MRP) for your health care needs; however, you will not necessarily see your MRP on every visit to the clinic. One of the benefits of team-based care is that your health care does not have to match your physician’s availability, thereby increasing your access to care when you need it. Our team of doctors is connected through Electronic Medical Records accessed in every patient room, and your charts are maintained with the assistance of our team of professionals.
To promote continuity of care, each of our family physicians actively supports the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. This means that if you are at any time admitted to the local hospital, you will be seen by a member of the Peninsula Medical team. It also means that your physician is on a rotation to be away from the clinic one in seven weeks. During your family doctor’s hospital rotation, he/she will be covered by the other team doctors and/or a locum.
If you live on the Saanich Peninsula in our catchment area and do not currently have a family doctor, please check our website www.peninsulamed.ca to see when we are open for New Patient Intake. Until then, the best option is for you to consistently use the Walk-in Clinic for your health care needs. Although you won’t have an MRP (Most Responsible Physician), you will have the benefit of your medical chart, lab work and past visits being available to the physician you see through our Electronic Medical Record system.
Donations and grants are used specifically to launch new initiatives and projects related to the vision and goals of the society.
Please contact us if you are interested in supporting this vision.