M-F: 9am – 4pm
Closed: Noon – 1pm
After Hours Emergency Call 911
For non-emergencies call BC Nurse Helpline at 811.
TEL (250) 935-6718
FAX (250) 935 6721
NEWS & UPDATES
LAB Work Service
Lab work services are available by appointment. Call the Cortes Health Centre at 250-935-6718 to make an appointment.
Please ensure that you have your lab work requisition and your care card with you when you arrive. Requisitions will not be issued to you on the mornings lab work is being drawn, please make an appointment with the attending physician in order to get a completed requisition.
New Group Practice
The CCHA is pleased to announce that Cortes now has one of the first Joint Practice Groups for rural areas in BC. Under this new arrangement, a group of doctors jointly sign an annual contract to deliver General Practice health services at our clinic.
Group Physician Practice at the Cortes Health Centre The Cortes Physician Practice Group share responsibility for patient care and clinical practice, and ensuring that a doctor is always available during Health Centre hours.
Meet our Group Practice Doctors & Nurse
Dr. Iain Law
Iain has been a locum physician on Cortes this past year and is excited to have a more regular presence on the island. He graduated from medical school at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia in 2013 and completed his residency in Family Medicine through the Cummings School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2017. He has worked as a locum family physician in various urban and rural locations on Vancouver Island and the Vancouver coastal region as well as providing palliative and hospice care in the Sea to Sky Corridor. His main areas of interest are general family medicine and palliative care. Outside of work he enjoys rock climbing, sailing and playing music.
Dr. Sameen Ahmed
Welcome and thank you for your interest in getting to know a little bit more about your physician team at the Cortes Clinic! I am a first generation Canadian of Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent. I was born in Ontario, completed my medical degree in Nova Scotia, and I moved to British Columbia in 2006 to complete my rural family medicine residency program in the Okanagan. I have a fellowship in International Health, a Masters in Public Health, and spent 12 years working in a wide variety of rural and remote communities around the province, plus a couple of years in Vancouver.
Since 2015, I am grateful to live, work and play on the territory of the Wei Wai Kai Nation on Quadra Island and also to work here on the traditional territory of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, and Homalco Nations. My current work includes providing care in Laichwiltach Health clinics, at Rose Harbour women’s shelter, and your clinic on Cortes Island. I also facilitate online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills courses through the provincial CBT Skills program and I am an active member of their Operations and Development Committee.
Outside of work, being in nature brings me peace and joy, whether hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, walking my dog or sitting by the ocean. Art, music, and dance provide inspiration and “flow”. The connection of family and friends grounds me and fills me with immense warmth and love. I look forward to meeting you and it is my hope to help out with your healthcare needs through listening, discussion, and joint decision-making.
Dr. Katie MacIntyre
Katie has been coming to work on Cortes Island since 2019. She has worked as a rural locum in many locations around BC and the Yukon and spent many years providing maternity care in addition to general family medicine. She completed medical school at the University of Calgary and a Family Medicine residency program in Victoria. She had the lovely fortune to grow up on a small maple syrup and cattle farm in Ontario and feels most at home in the woods and in the fresh air. Katie loves to knit, ski, bike, and play music. Katie appreciates the ongoing warm welcomes from the Cortes Island community.
Dr. Neil Webb
Hello! My name is Neil Webb with pronouns he/him. I am a settler of mixed European descent born on Temiscaming territory in Northern Quebec. Working in genetics and cell biology research labs for most of my pre-doctor life, I moved to BC from Montreal in 2014 to start my education in medicine. I completed my training with UBC’s Indigenous Family Medicine residency program in 2021, and have been working as a family doctor in various spaces in Victoria since then, including New Roads Therapeutic Recovery Centre, and the Victoria Youth Clinic/Foundry doing addiction, mental health and gender-affirming care. And of course beautiful Cortes Island! I feel grateful to the wonderful people of Cortes, and wish to raise my hands in particular thanks to the Klahoose First Nation on whose traditional territory I provide care. When I’m not working, I’m usually taking some kind of dance class in ballet, jazz or contemporary dance.
Isabelle Laplante – Nurse
Hi, I’m Isabelle Laplante, one of the nurses at the Cortes Health Centre. I have been here for 3 years, and it’s been a pleasure to serve the Cortes Community. I feel I’m always learning with practicing remotely and grateful for the great team of doctors I work with and for furthering my education. The contraception management, STI/pelvic exam and remote nursing certification have been wonderful additions to this ever expanding body of knowledge. Before coming here I had worked mostly in ICU in Campbell River and trained in Ottawa. My first language is french, and I appreciate being and working on the unceded territory of the Klahoose, Homalco and Tliammon First Nations. I love gardening, hiking, sailing, appreciating the simple pleasures of life.
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