The Uptown (Kinnaird) Castlegar Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest quality of compassionate care to all our patients, helping them to live their healthiest life possible.

We acknowledge, respect, and honor the Ktunaxa, Syilx, and Sinixt peoples, on whose unceded traditional territory we practice.

Important Information For Patients

Important Information For Patients

Dear Patients,

As of May 1st 2024 we will no longer be able to see patients who are not assigned to a current physician in the clinic. This includes paitients of Dr. Ghaffari, Dr. Makwati, Dr. Pan, and Dr. Sonuga. We have been doing our best to care for patientswho were attached to previous physicians of the clinic, however wedo not have the capacity due to a critical physician shortage and we are no longer able to provide thisservice. We recognize the hardship of this situation and are actively trying to recruit more physicians. We recommend these patients add their names to the Health Connect Registry so that they may be connected to a family practitioner when available.

 Register for a new doctor by either calling 811 (listen to promps) or Please read about the services available to you on this website.

* Telus Health ( online doctor appointments)

* Avee Virtual Clinic ( online doctor appointments)

* Maple Tele Health ( online doctor appointments )

* Rocket Doctor (online doctor appointments)

 Pharmacist services and prescriptions: You can visit a pharmacist to get assessed and offered treatment for 21 minor ailments or contraception. You may receive a prescription, be given advice for self – care or be advised to see another care professional for further assessment. This service isfree to all B.C residents with a Personal Health Number.

Pharmacists can also help you with emergency prescription refills.

Please read message from IH Department Head, Kootenay Area Labs:

“Legally labs are not allowed to process requisitions, and patients must see a new physician to get a new lab req or standing order.”

Patients will need to use the resources listed above to initiate a new lab requisition.

New Patients

“Castlegar Medical Clinic is currently not accepting new patients at this time. The Health Connect Registry is a new region-wide patient registry in Kootenay Boundary for people who are looking for a physician or nurse practitioner. You can register for the Health Connect Registry at or by calling 8-1-1 for 24/7 health advice. Once registered, you will be contacted directly when a primary care provider is available.”

Prescription Refills

We encourage patients to book appointments for prescription refills at least 2-3 weeks prior to need.

Lab Booking

Book Online at

Or by phone: 1-844-870-4756 seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m

Appointment Information

 Book appointment by phone: Mon-Thu 9am-4pm; Fri 9am-1pm; 

  • Castlegar Medical Clinic: Uptown Kinnaird Office: 250-365-7255

What to expect and how to prepare for your appointment:

  • Please come to the clinic wearing a mask if you are unwell.
  • Only approved medical/surgical masks are an acceptable face covering in the clinic. Please ensure you bring one for your visit, cloth or home made masks are not acceptable.

Confidentiality and Privacy:

  • All of our staff have signed confidentiality agreements and we are dedicated to ensuring patient privacy and confidentiality. We cannot guarantee the privacy of anything sent to us by email so we recommend you contact the office by phone for all inquiries.

Missed Appointments/Cancellations:

  • If a patient misses 3 appointments without notifying the clinic at least 48h prior, they will be dismissed from the practice.
Saturday Morning Clinic - Now closed indefinitely

Now closed indefinitely

Please Be Kind & Patient

Please be patient as we try and work through these challenging times.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this evolving situation. We are all working very hard to keep you, your families, our staff and our community safe and healthy.

Our front staff are trained to help patients and we make every effort to make your experience pleasant and comfortable. Please note that we are completely supportive of our staff and neither the doctor nor management will tolerate any rude or aggressive behaviour.

Our Clinics

Uptown (Kinnaird) Clinic

T. 250-365-7255
F. 250-365-0285
1840 8th Ave, Castlegar, BC V1N 2Y2


Clinic Hours:

Monday to Thursday 9-4

Friday 9-1





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