COVID-19

Doctors urge patients to call them first if they need care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


BC’s doctors are now available to provide care to patients using telephone or video during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to providing in-person care when necessary.

Starting Tuesday, 7 April, the BC Physician Health Program (PHP) will be offering free online drop-in physician peer-support sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. PST via Zoom

Join other physicians; Dr Jennifer Russel, psychiatrist; and PHP’s Roxanne Joyce to talk over any challenges and issues to providing care as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. 

Sessions are drop-in, no commitment necessary, focusing on peer support not psychiatric care. 


Clinicians in British Columbia have been responding to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that originated in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus subsequently spread to countries around the globe, prompting the World Health Organization to declare it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. At the time of writing (28 February 2020), 83 324 cases have been reported, with the vast majority still in Mainland China. Fifty-one countries, including Canada, have reported imported cases, and a handful of countries, including Iran, Italy, and South Korea, are responding to local outbreaks.

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