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Health Care in Nanaimo: Nanaimo Hospitals, Walk In Clinics, and other Medical Services


Moving to Nanaimo, or anywhere for that matter, is more than just finding a house. I can help you consider the best Nanaimo neighbourhoods, schools, and water views, but what about the less-glamourous side of relocating, like finding a new doctor, or dentist? How close is the nearest Nanaimo hospital or walk-in clinic?


Where do you even start?

Finding a Hospital

Nanaimo Regional HospitalNanaimo is fortunate in that as Vancouver Island's second largest city, we are a centre for state-of-the-art health care facilities.

Top of the list is the brand new 3,082 square-metre Emergency Department expansion at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) which triples the size of the existing emergency department and includes psychiatric emergency services and a psychiatric intensive care unit. 

  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, BC  V9S 2B7
Location map

Parking and Transit Info

Nanaimo: (250) 755.7691
Parksville/Qualicum: (250) 947.8214 (toll free)

Finding a Doctor

Finding a Walk In Clinic

When you need non-emergency medical care and a family doctor isn’t available, a walk-in clinic is a lifesaver. There are  half a dozen walk-in clinics in the central Nanaimo area alone.

Wellington Medical Clinic
3200 Island Highway
North Nanaimo
(250) 740-2100

Caledonian Clinic
340 Campbell Street
(250) 753-3202

Island Emerald Medical Centre
1273 South Island Highway
(250) 754-3218

Finding a Dentist

  • To find a Nanaimo dentist, orthodontist or dental specialist accepting new patients, visit the BC Dental Association.
  • also has a searchable list of 62 dentists from Nanaimo

General Medical Care Links

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