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 or emergency care. Wellington Medical Clinic does not currently offer COVID testing. Call 1-844-901-8442 to book a COVID test appointment in the Nanaimo area. All patients visiting the clinic should wear a face covering as a routine precaution.

Clinic News


Dr Toom    Last updated: Sept 15, 2021
We are excited to announce that we are moving our clinic. In the coming weeks, we will begin a phased transition to our new clinic location.
Effective October 4, 2021, all in-person doctor and nursing appointments will be held at our new location:
Colvile Medical Building, Unit 401 - 1515 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dr Toom    Last updated: Apr 2021

Unfortunately Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and BC Centres for Disease Control (BCCDC) are not providing family doctors offices with COVID-19 vaccination doses at this time. Please check their websites with regard to how you can get vaccinated.

In-person appointments

Dr Toom    Last updated: Apr 2021

We are continuing to offer in-person medical appointments as we have throughout the pandemic. If you require an in-person appointment please call the office and request this. If you are uncertain please book a phone appointment and review the request with your family doctor. If it is urgent you can ask to book in with the Doctor of the Day (DOD) on any day except for Sunday.

Saturday "Doctor of the Day" Appointments

Dr Toom    Last updated: Dec 2020

For the foreseeable future we will be locking the clinic door on Saturdays only due to limited staffing. If you have a Saturday in-person appointment please wait in the food court and call the office when you arrive and the MOA will escort you to the room.

Picking up Forms

Dr Toom    Last updated: Dec 2020

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.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Dr Toom    Last updated: Dec 2020

The clinic is currently open and the doctors are seeing patients. Masks are required in the clinic. Note that patients are also being seen in-person if required although we are attempting to minimize the need for patients to come to the clinic. In general we are avoiding in-person appointments for routine care. If you are unsure about what to do then please just start by booking a phone appointment with your doctor to discuss your issue and then we can book an in-person appointment afterwards if required. Please bring your own mask and wear it during visits to the clinic. 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 are not currently offering COVID-19 testing at Wellington Medical Clinic. Please call 1-844-901-8442 to book a COVID-19 testing appointment in the Nanaimo area if this is recommended by the screening tool.

Telephone Visits

Dr Toom    Last updated: Dec 2020

Most visits for routine medical care are being offered as phone or video consults due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please be aware that booked telephone visit times are approximate and the doctor may call you up to 30 minutes after your scheduled visit time. It is not necessary to call the clinic if your appointment is running a bit late. Thanks for your understanding.

Flu Shots

Dr Toom    Last updated: Dec 2020

We are not offering routine flu vaccinations at the clinic for all patients this year due to COVID-19 logistical challenges. To find a flu clinic near you, please visit or Immunize BC.

  • 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 and you can learn more about them on the MaternityDocs website
  • IUD insertion
  • Minor procedures including sutures, lump/bump removal, skin excisions and toenail procedures
  • Civil Aviation Medicals
  • Marine Medical Exams
  • 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. Kristy Williams BSc, MD, CCFP*
  • Dr. Matthew Toom BSc, MD, CCFP*
  • Dr. Michael Rose, MD, CCFP*
  • Dr. Melissa Oberholster MNChB, CCFP*

* denotes professional corporation    

Our Resident Doctors

  • Dr. Luke Zawadiuk MD
  • Dr. Kimberley Chang MD
  • Dr. Bethany Ricker 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. Please note that the entrance to the clinic is located in the food court in Country Club Centre.

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.
  • If your family doctor is not listed for online booking yet then please call in to book as we are just starting to get online booking up and running at the clinic. Most of the doctors at the clinic should be set up for online booking by the end of May 2021.
  • 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.