Urgent Care

If you are experiencing an urgent need for care due to a traumatic injury, please go to the Emergency Department of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Orthopaedic surgeons from our clinic are on call at the hospital for emergency orthopaedic needs.

About Central Intake And Pooled Referrals

Nanaimo Orthopaedics aims to see patients in a timely fashion. We are pleased to announce our Central Intake and Pooled Referral Process. This initiative is supported by the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) with the purpose of improving access to specialist care.

With a pooled referral model, your patient has an option to be queued to the “first available specialist” within our group who is appropriately suited to treat the referring complaint and has the shortest wait time to patient consultation. We encourage your new patients to be referred to the first available specialist at Nanaimo Orthopaedics.

We are confident that quality improvements being implemented will reduce patient wait times to consultation and appreciate your efforts to support our new central intake and pooled referral process.