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.

Your Appointment

We know your appointment with one of our physicians is important to you. To make the most of your appointment it is best to be as prepared as possible. This includes having the information we will need from you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to further improve your experience with us at Nanaimo Orthopaedics. We look forward to seeing you.

Notification of your Appointment

At Nanaimo Orthopaedics, we book our appointments 2-3 weeks in advance. You will be contacted to confirm your appointment date and time. If during your family physician’s visit, you indicated a preference to be contacted via text or e-mail we will contact you in this manner.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

We recommend you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to ensure you have enough time to complete any necessary paperwork. In order for your visit with us to run smoothly, we ask you to bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Your provincial Health Card or Driver’s Licence and Services Card
    We do ask that you bring your provincial insurance card so our office can ensure coverage for your appointments.
  • Medical Information
    Please bring the following:
    • Medication List- Please bring a list of all medications that you are currently taking, along with the dosage and frequency with which you take the medication. Please include supplements and over the counter medicines that you take on a regular basis.
    •  Allergy List- Please provide a list of any allergies that you currently have including medication allergies.
    • Other information- Any information you feel may be helpful in assessing your condition.
  • Comfortable Clothing
    Please wear clothes that allow you to show the affected body part easily. For women with an upper body (shoulder, elbow) injury, please bring or wear a sports bra or tank top without underwires. Those with a lower body (hip, knee, foot, ankle) injury should wear or bring shorts.