From the offices of Drs.
Lane, Fretz, Minish, Block, and Farwaha.
Welcome to Arbutus Family Medicine...
Happy February from Arbutus Family Medicine!
Please visit our new website for helpful information and links or to book your telephone appointment online: https://www.arbutusfamilymedicine.ca/
Office Policies Update
Please do not come into the office if you currently have symptoms of Covid-19. You may complete the BC Self-Assessment tool or call 8-1-1 to speak with a nurse. If you simply need a Covid Test, you may schedule one by calling the Covid Testing Line at 1-844-901-8442.
For now, as Covid-19 cases continue to climb in BC, we will be continuing with predominantly virtual health visits. If your doctor feels the need to see you in clinic for an essential clinical examination, we will help you arrange this. Please treat your telephone appointment as you would any other appointment - i.e. make sure you are in a secure, quiet place and be ready to talk with your doctor at the time of your appointment. Please note that if you are not available at your scheduled appointment time, this will be treated as a no-show appointment and you will be billed $30 for the missed visit.
Mental Health Resources
There has been an increased demand for virtual mental health resources during Covid-19. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Dr. Martin Lane is Retiring!
Dr. Martin Lane will be retiring at the end of April 2021. Dr. Agnes Hsu will be joining our team and hopes to take on a large portion of Dr. Lane’s patients. If you are a patient of Dr. Lane, you will have received a letter and a Patient Panel Registration form in the mail to complete the transfer of care from Dr. Lane to Dr. Hsu. Please ensure to carefully read both the letter and front page of the Patient Panel Registration form, fill out the form, and return it to our office.