New Patients

ACCEPTING new patients

Hours of Operation

  • Mon8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SatComing Soon
  • SunClosed
Holiday Hours


Looking after all your medical needs, no matter how old or young, no matter how complicated or easy.
About Us

Our Clinic

We are your Medical Home

At 8th Ave Family & Maternity we care for you and your family. We are the medical home that supports you through the years and through the various parts of the health care system ensuring that you experience the highest quality care. We practice the 4 principles of family medicine: first-contact for care, continuity of care, comprehensive care, and coordination of care. We value holistic person-centered care where all aspects of health are taken into […]

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  • Please phone between 8am and 5pm to book an appointment. We have both booked and same day appointments available so that you do not need to go to walk in clinics or have unnecessary emergency department visits.
  • Online booking is available for regular appointments at
  • Sometimes we are able to solve a problem over the phone. Please ask the receptionist if a telephone appointment applies to you.
  • Regular appointments are the most common appointment type and are usually 10 minutes long. We ask you to limit your problems to 2 each visit, so that we can properly address the problem.
  • Well infant visits, prenatals and pap tests are also examples of regular appointments.
  • Regular appointments can be booked online
  • Long appointments need to be arranged with your doctor or the receptionist.
  • Complete physicals, counselling visits, first WBC visits are examples of long appointments.
  • If you are unsure of the appointment type, please call us at 604.8740261
  • Please cancel your appointment 24 hrs in advance. If you do not arrive for an appointment, you will be charged $50.00
  • Complete physicals are not needed by most healthy people and are not a good way of “checking up on things”.
  • They are only coverd by MSP if you have a chronic disease. Examples of these are Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Epilepsy any type of Cancer. Please ask your doctor or one of our team if this applies to you.
  • Usually you will need some blood tests before your physical, so please make sure to ask when making your appointment.
  • Children also do not need to have complete physicals, unless they have a chronic disease.
  • Employment, camp and sports physicals are another type of complete physical examination. These physicals are not covered by your MSP and the costs are listed under Policies: Services not covered by MSP.


After Hours Care / Urgent Care: November 2017

We all know that medical questions and problems happen at any time of the day and night. Where to find help depends on what the problem is and the degree of urgency. Our Emergency Departments are overwhelmed and we would like to use them wisely. Please call and speak to one of us if you […]

Doctors Update: October 2017

Dr Elise Balaisis has been back from maternity leave since June 2017. Since September 2017 Dr Nardia Strydom is also back in the office on a regular basis. She will still continue in her roles as Regional Department Head of Family Medicine and Regional Medical Director of Primary Care for Vancouver Coastal Health. Her regular […]

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Contact Us

  • 304-888 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3Y1, Canada
  • 604-874-0261
  • 604-874-3099