Notification Service

Receive an email when a clinic near you starts accepting new patients.

Unless a GP in your area is accepting new patients right now, it will likely take a long time to find one. Not many doctors start accepting new patients and when they do the intake often doesn’t last very long, typically a week or two. People can spend months, even years looking. Many find the task too daunting and simply give up.

Instead, please consider signing up for our notification service. When we become aware of a clinic in your region accepting new patients, we send you an email to let you know. Then you can decide if you want to act on it or wait for the next one.

Notification Service Success Rate

Overall, 83% of the subscribers leaving the notification service who responded to an exit survey reported success. While the majority of folks found a doctor through the notification service they also had success in other ways. Here is the breakdown.

Average time to find a doctor using the service = 6 months

Average time they had been looking for a doctor = 11 months.

Remember these are averages and individual experiences vary greatly. Some found a doctor in less than 2 months, while others took 2 years. We can’t offer any guarantees.

In answer to the question “How did you find your family practitioner?”
61%– Through the Find a Doctor BC service
13%– On my own through family or friends
13%– Through a Regional Wait list (such as Health Connect Registry or Division of Family Practice)
6%– On my own by calling clinics
4%– On my own through my walk-in clinic
4%– On my own through searching the internet

Here is what some past subscribers have said.

After hearing how hard it would be to find a Dr. after our move to the island, I was so surprised and grateful that your service found one for us after just a few months – best $12 I ever spent! I never would have been able to do this so quickly on my own.

Lynn from Parksville

I’ve been trying to find a doctor in Victoria for 8 years. After 5 months of subscribing to your service, I’ve now secured care for myself and my 3 month old daughter! There are no words to describe just how grateful I am for your service. THANK YOU!

Kimberly from Victoria

Such a great help in finding a doctor. I have asked so many clinics by phone and in person but could not find anyone . Since I started my search with find a doctor BC, I found my GP in 2 months. I highly recommend this service.

Manju from Vancouver

Thank you! I have never had a family doctor and was trying to find one for 6 years. I signed up for your service and found a doctor within the first 2 months. I cannot say thank you enough – this changed my life.

Amanda from Vancouver

What comes with your Notification Service?

  • An email alert will be sent to you when a family practitioner (either a family doctor or a nurse practitioner) in your region is reported accepting new patients. The email alert contains details about the physician/clinic, what was reported and a link to details about how to contact them.
  • You can choose the region for which you desire notifications.
  • You can relax knowing you won’t miss out on the opportunity to find a family doctor in your area because you forgot to check back on the website.

For only $4.99 monthly, you can have peace of mind that you won’t miss out when a doctor becomes available near you. And you can cancel anytime. If you feel you can’t afford the service you can apply here for a 6 month fee waiver.

Please select the region you want to find a family doctor in (scroll down for a clickable map showing the regions.)

Click inside the map to see service regions.