Dr. Stephanie Shorter to join BICHC as part of primary care team

Some hugely exciting news from the Bowen Island Community Health Centre! We are pleased to announce that Bowen Island resident Dr. Stephanie Shorter, who has been part of the Docs on the Bay practice in Horseshoe Bay, will be joining us at the BICHC in January 2024. Shorter joins Drs. Susanne Schloegl, Matt Blackwood, Lindsay…

Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation receives final government funding; announces Primary Care Team and first tenants

The Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation (BIHCF), the owners and operators of the Bowen Island Community Health Centre, has received the operational funding and approvals it needs from the BC Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health to allow the Foundation to move into operations mode — a critical step in fulfilling their promise to…

Need a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner? Here’s how to get on the list.

As construction continues to progress and with opening scheduled in Fall 2023, the Bowen Island Community Health Centre is now encouraging people to take steps to indicate their interest in joining the practices of the Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners who will operate at the BICHC. While we can’t yet say who the health professionals…

BC Association of Community Health Centres shares Bowen’s journey

Since we began our journey to build the Bowen Island Community Health Centre, we have been guided by the idea of creating “community health care, in community hands”. That led us to develop our primary care facility based on the provincial Community Health Centre Model. Our journey was captured by the BC Association of Community…

UBC 2nd Year Residents visit BICHC

Bowen Island Community Health Centre hosted 2nd year UBC Coastal Family Physician Residents on Feb 16, 2023. The day included a tour of the health centre and a discussion, led by Bowen’s own Dr. Matt Blackwood, on the future of primary care and how the community health centre model solves many of the challenges in…