Welcome to the website for the Cowichan Maternity Clinic. Our team of experienced doctors and other health care providers offers full-service, family-friendly care for your pregnancy and the birth of your baby.

We are now open in the Cowichan District Hospital and accepting patients.

The Cowichan Maternity Clinic is an initiative of the Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice. It’s an important part of our plan to ensure all women in the area have access to good, regular maternity care and that the region has a primary health care system that meets the needs of all its residents.

Please click on the following links for more information about our clinic and how to become a patient.

Who is the clinic for?

Where is the maternity clinic located?

What services will the clinic provide?

Which Doctors will I see at the Clinic?

How can I become a patient of the clinic?

 

Who is the clinic for?

Cowichan Maternity Clinic accepts any pregnant woman living in the Cowichan region, including those with no family physician and those whose doctor does not provide maternity care.

Where is the maternity clinic located?

The clinic is conveniently located in the Cowichan District Hospital, right beside the maternity ward.

What services will the clinic provide?

The Cowichan Maternity Clinic is staffed by a team of experienced local family physicians, nurses and caring office staff that has come together to provide comprehensive maternity care in the Cowichan region.

The clinic will provide:

• complete care for women throughout their pregnancies, births and up to six weeks post-partum
• convenient access to other hospital services like labs and ultrasounds
• help connecting to other services including public health and breastfeeding support
• pregnancy and parenting related discussions and education
• opportunities to meet and connect with other expectant parents

Which Doctors will I see at the Clinic?

Our team includes nine local family doctors experienced in obstetric care, as well as a registered nurse (RN) and a regular medical office assistant.

As a patient at Cowichan Maternity Clinic, you will be assigned to one of our physicians for your pre- and post-natal care, and will also have continuous care from our staff RN. And if you need us outside office hours, we have a physician on-call 24-hours a day.

• Dr. Graham Blackburn
• Dr. Meghan Chabot
• Dr. Ryan Gallagher
• Dr. Aoibhinn Grimes
• Dr. Maki Ikemura
• Dr. Kate MacDonald
• Dr. Nicolette Pearce
• Dr. Tom Rimmer
• Dr. Maggie Watt
• Kathryn Coopsie, RN
• Paula Ramwell, RN
• Jess Wilson, MOA

How can I become a patient of the clinic?

We welcome new patients. You can drop in in-person, contact us directly to make an appointment, or have your family doctor refer you.

We offer flexible appointment scheduling, including same-day and walk-in appointments.

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