Your Family Practice Clinic in Nanaimo

Call us at (250) 740-2100 to book an appointment.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough or shortness of breath please complete the COVID-19 assessment tool to determine if you need testing. We do not routinely perform COVID testing. Call 1-844-901-8442 if you think you need to book a COVID test. Most pharmacies will give you a free rapid test kit. Patients no longer need to routinely wear a mask in the clinic unless they have cough or fever (or similar symptoms).

Clinic News and Frequently Asked Questions

What are the current COVID restrictions?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024
If you are sick with viral symptoms (eg. cough or fever) then you must wear a mask at the clinic. Otherwise, masking is recommended during the respiratory season. COVID vaccinations are recommended but not required. There are currently no restrictions on in-person appointments.

How can I access medical services for Immigration Canada?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024
Contact the medical office assistant for Dr Kevin Martin regarding immigration medical services or check his immigration medical services website at this link.

Where is the clinic located?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024
Our new location is in the Colvile Medical Building and our address is Unit 401 - 1515 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC. You can access the clinic by the front entrance on Dufferin Crescent. There is an elevator and stairs accessible both from any level of the parkade and also from the front lobby.

Where is parking at the clinic?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024

There is free street parking (although it can be difficult to find at peak hours) or you can park in the parkade (the entrance is shown in the photo and it costs $1 per hour although the first 30 minutes is free).

Do you offer flu shots?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024

To find a influenza vaccine clinic near you, please visit or Immunize BC. We are only given a limited supply of Flu shots from the government authorities and so our supplies are usually very limited.

How do I get an appointment if I have an urgent issue?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024

If you have an urgent unexpected issue (for example, a bladder infection or an ear infection) you can call first thing in the morning and we usually have a "doctor of the day" who can try to address urgent issues for you, but this is subject to availability. It is generally offered every day of the week except Sunday. Sometimes your family doctor can also fit you in if they have an extra slot. In general, it is acceptable and encouraged for you to contact us first thing in the morning if you believe you have an urgent issue that we can help with in clinic, but we cannot guarantee availability.

Is this a walk-in clinic?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024

We are NOT a walk-in clinic. We only offer appointments to patients who have a family doctor at Wellington Medical Clinic. If you are not a patient at our clinic, our doctors may still see you on a referral basis or for certain private services. Some examples include: maternity care during pregnancy, consultations for therapeutic abortion, aviation or immigration medical, skin procedures by physician referral, etc. See our services section for more details.

When can I pick up forms?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024

Forms can be picked up between the hours of 900am – Noon and 1 – 3pm on Monday through Friday. We are closed for form pick up from Noon – 1pm and on all Saturdays.

Can I book an appointment online?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024

Yes, you can book online but you can only book phone appointments and you must book with your family doctor. If you attempt to book with another doctor this will be cancelled. If you need an in-person appointment, just give us a call.

Why are there delays when I call the clinic?

Wellington Medical Clinic    Last updated: Feb 2024

Please bear with us as we are experiencing unprecedented demand and are struggling with staffing shortages. Please be aware that we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

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  • Full-service family medicine including inpatient care which means some family doctors at the clinic will look after their patients when they are admitted to the hospital
  • Routine prenatal care is offered by many of the family physicians but full maternity care including labour and delivery is only offered by Dr Sims and Dr Kurytnik. Learn more about Maternity Care
  • IUD insertion
  • Minor procedures including sutures, lump/bump removal, skin excisions and toenail procedures
  • Civil Aviation Medicals Learn more about Aviation Medicals
  • Marine Medical Exams Learn more about Marine Medicals
  • Immigration Medical Services Learn more about Immigration Medicals
  • Botox for Migraine Learn more about Nanaimo Migraine Botox
  • RCMP Medical Exams
  • Doctor of the Day which allows patients at the clinic to access a doctor the same day services like a walk-in depending on availability

Our Family Doctors

  • Dr. Ryan Kurytnik BSc, MD, CCFP*
  • Dr. Justin Kingsley BSc, MD, CCFP*
  • Dr. David Sims MD, CCFP*
  • Dr. Kevin Martin MBBCH, CCFP*
  • Dr. Taylor Swanson BSc, MD, CCFP*
  • Dr. M. Toom BSc, MD, CCFP(EM)*
  • Dr. Michael Rose, MD, CCFP*
  • Dr. Melissa Oberholster MNChB, CCFP*
  • Dr. Adam Hoverman DO, CCFP

* denotes professional corporation    

Our Specialists

  • Dr. Jane Pegg MD FRCPC
    Dr. Jane Pegg (she/her) is a general pediatrician with over 30 years experience, providing consulting care for infants to adolescents (0-17yrs). She has interest in all areas of general pediatrics, and has expanded experience in the assessment of pediatric allergy (food allergy, asthma, eczema, rhinitis), including skin prick allergy testing when indicated. Dr. Pegg does not provide primary care. Referral is required.

Our Resident Doctors

  • Dr. Hanna Ellis MD
  • Dr. Igor Mihajlovic MD

Medical Students are trained at Wellington Medical Clinic which is a teaching clinic affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine. You may see medical students working with your family physician during your appointment. These learners are supervised by your family physician and you will be notified of their presence at the time of check-in.

Residents are doctors who have graduated medical school with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. They are completing the final years of advanced medical training that prepares them for independent practice.


We have provided a list of useful websites and resources for patients to access at their convenience which can be accessed at the link below.

Clinic Hours

  • Monday 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am to 5:30pm
  • Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Holidays Closed

We accept appointment bookings by phone. You can also book online but only for phone appointments and only with your family doctor.

Unit 401 – 1515 Dufferin Cres
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5H6

Phone: (250) 740-2100

Fax: (250) 740-2114

Please read the following before booking online:

  • At this time you may only book with your family doctor.
  • Only phone appointments can be booked using online booking at this time. If you need an in-person appointment then please call us to book your appointment if urgent or you can discuss having an in-person appointment with your doctor at the time of your phone appointment.
  • Please note that you will need a Medeo account for online booking. If you don't have one you can sign up at the same time you book your appointment online.