DRIVERS TO DOCTORS ON GABRIOLA ISLAND
Need a ride to your appointments?
Don't have any way of getting to and from either Gabriola medical clinic, the island dentist, lab, pharmacy, registered therapist (in the Village core), or the VIHA Lifestyles post-op and seniors' exercise programs or appointments in Nanaimo? Drivers to Doctors is providing drives to medical-related appointments on Gabriola and Nanaimo. Both drivers and passengers need to be double vaccinated.
Masks are required for both drivers and patients, and if either has any COVID-like symptoms the drive will have to be reassigned or postponed. Frequently touched surfaces in the car, such as door handles and seat belts, are disinfected between drives.
Call Marni Laird ph: 250-713-8018 as soon as possible in advance of your appointment to schedule a driver to pick you up.
Want to help out?
Join our Team of Volunteer Drivers
Call Marni Laird ph: 250-713-8018.
What do you know about our Drivers to Doctors Program?
The ability to travel around town, going wherever we want whenever we want, is a freedom that most of us enjoy. We take for granted that we can slip behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive off without giving it much thought. But for a growing portion of our elderly population, once routine outings like going to the grocery store, the library, social gatherings or doctor’s appointments have become monumental challenges. As we age, health conditions may impact driving and we must find other methods for getting to and from our daily activities.
Fortunately, for senior Gabriolians, we have the ‘Drivers to Doctors’ program through our Auxiliary for Island Health Care Society. We have many islanders who rely on this service to get to doctors’ appointments on Gabriola and in Nanaimo.
We as a community reach out to help the less fortunate in our midst in a variety of ways. One way we can help our seniors is to be a driver for our Drivers to Doctors Program.
Did you know that as a driver you can drive as little or as much as you would like to? You don’t have to have a schedule as you drive when you can.
We want to be able to accommodate all the requests made for rides.
Thank you to Our Drivers