Dr. Ballem has collected a waitlist and will be enrolling patients living in Vancouver. If you have previously signed up please read the information below for any updates.
*The provincial government is launching a new patient attachment system, they are asking all doctors to transition to this system to be linked with patients - until it is fully launched Dr. Ballem continues to work from her waitlist. But once it is running Dr. Ballem will be switching to this as will other family doctors. Please ensure you have signed up here.
The waitlist is currently closed.
If you are being enrolled, you will be emailed a new patient intake form and patient contract. After the completed package is received you can book a virtual intake appointment.
If you have previously added your name to the waitlist please note that there is no guaranteed timeline in which you will be accepted as Dr. Ballem will be rostering patient as she is able. The current list exceeds her capacity but she will do her best to continue to expand. Dr. Ballem is not able to give individual updates on the list or confirmation of enrollment due to the number of requests she has been receiving.
At this time we are prioritizing accepting patients who currently do not have a family doctor/NP or their current provider is retiring.
You can review the clinic policies here.
If you were unable to sign up for the waitlist you are welcome to check back here in the future, we will have the link re-opened if we have further space available.
If you are due for a pap and do not have a family doctor or if you prefer a female doctor you are welcome to make an appointment.
Appointments are made by making a patient account and can be booked up to two weeks in advance. Prior to the appointment you will be asked to confirm your BC MSP number. If you do not have MSP you can still access this service but may have to pay privately, we will confirm before your appointment.
View appointments here.