How is your access to a family doctor?

Social Planning Cowichan is seeking your input on local residents' access to family doctors.

Social Planning Cowichan surveyor Greg Awai would like to know how you access family doctors.

Social Planning Cowichan is seeking your input on local residents’ access to family doctors.

“Doctors want to find out how people are making decisions within the Cowichan Valley,” surveyor Greg Awai said, at a survey booth he’d set up at the Lower Centennial Hall, during the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday, March 17, public meeting.

The Division of Family Practice, which makes up a large majority of the Cowichan Valley’s family practice doctors, has commissioned Social Planning Cowichan to seek public input on a variety of doctor issues.

Are there barriers to health care access? Do people have family doctors? Would the area like a walk in clinic?

A multitude of questions are covered in the survey.

So far, Awai said that he’s heard the same thing time and time again in the Cowichan Lake area.

“I’ve heard concerns that there not being a walk in clinic in the area,” he said.

Awai said that he hasn’t gone through the surveys yet, but this is the input he’s hearing the most frequently.

Surveys results will be handed back to the doctors by mid-April.

Until then, input can be provided through online, at www.socialplanningcowichan.org.

Just Posted

Caps bow out after back-to-back overtime losses

Wenatchee Wild eliminate Cowichan from playoffs

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford constituents on board with national clean energy plan

Energy systems in Canada are currently responsible for 80 per cent of the country’s GHGs

Roundabout plans at River Road in Chemainus moving forward

Land issues still being resolved before details revealed to the public

VIDEO: Buckman Coe, Tonye stun audience with great show at Duncan Showroom

Emotional performances, great music lift Thursday night audience

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

Inspirational Vancouver Island youngster dies after battle with brain cancer

Kaiden Finley ‘was seriously the strongest 11-year-old’

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Indecent caller handed 18-month conditional sentence

Vancouver Island man pleaded guilty to making indecent phone and video calls to women across B.C.

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

Most Read