Welcome to Imperial Medical Clinic
Private COVID-19 Testing for Travel now available at Imperial Medical Clinic. For more information, please click here.
Wear a face mask before entering the building.
If you do not have one, a face mask will be provided to you. For your safety and our staff, this is mandatory.
If you have not been instructed to come into clinic, please do not come into the clinic. Your Family Doctor may be working remotely and may not be able to see you.
LAST UPDATED 15 OCT 2021 @ 15:45
Imperial Medical Clinic will be receiving our supply of Flu (Immunization) Shots for the 2021/22 season. Information on availability and booking will be made available here in the next 2-3 days as we finalize details to expedite this process to get as many patients immunized for the season. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO BOOK FOR FLU SHOTS.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, we can expect a return of influenza circulation in the community. Influenza – or the flu – spreads very easily, and can cause serious complications or death in vulnerable people, including young children and hospital patients or long-term care residents. You can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms, so you can pass influenza on to your family and friends before you even know you are sick.
The most effective way to prevent the spread of influenza is by getting the influenza vaccine, staying home when sick, and washing your hands regularly.
So far, we have received the following flu vaccines stocked:
Fluzone Quadrivalent (2021-2022)
FluLaval TETRA (2021-2022)
BOOKING INFORMATION WILL BE MADE SOON HERE. Please do not call the clinic as staff are currently being trained on this year’s flu protocol and will not be able to provide any more information until details are made available here. Thank you for your patience.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A 3RD DOSE?
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive a third dose of vaccine. The group includes:
Solid organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- People who have had a solid organ transplant. May include a heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas or islet cells, bowel or combination organ transplant.
- People who have received an anti-CD20 drug for a malignant condition since January 2020.
- People who are receiving or received systemic therapy (including chemotherapy, molecular therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies including CAR-T, monoclonal antibodies, hormonal therapy for cancer) in March 2020 or later. This includes solid tumours as well as hematologic cancers within this time period.
- People who are receiving or received radiation therapy for cancer in October 2020 or later.
- People who had bone marrow or stem cell transplant in September 2019 or later, or are still taking immunosuppressant medications related to transplant.
- People with combined immune deficiencies affecting T-cells, immune dysregulation (particularly familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis) or those with type 1 interferon defects (caused by a genetic primary immunodeficiency disorder or secondary to anti-interferon autoantibodies).
- People with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency which has been diagnosed by an adult or pediatric immunologist and requires ongoing immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IVIG or SCIG) or the primary immunodeficiency has a confirmed genetic cause (e.g. DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
Active treatment with the following immunosuppressive therapies:
- People who received treatment since January 2020 with any anti-CD20 agents (such as rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab, obinutuzumab, ibritumomab, tositumomab).
People who have been treated since January 2020 with b-cell depleting agents (such as epratuzumab, MEDI-551, belimumab, BR3-Fc, AMG-623, Atacicept, anti-BR3, alemtuzumab).
People who have been treated with biologics since December 15, 2020: abatacept, adalimumab, anakinra, benralizumab, brodalumab, canakinumab, certolizumab, dupilumab, etanercept, golimumab, guselkumab, infliximab, interferon products (alpha, beta, and pegylated forms), ixekizumab, mepolizumab, natalizumab, omalizumab, resilizumab, risankizumab, sarilumab, secukinumab, tildrakizumab, tocilizumab, ustekinumab, or vedolizumab.
- People who have been treated with oral immune-suppressing drugs since December 15, 2020: azathioprine, baricitinib, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, leflunomide, dimethyl fumerate, everolimus, fingolimod, mycophenolate, siponimod, sirolimus, tacrolimus, tofacitinib, upadacitinib, methotrexate, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, prednisone, methylprednisolone, or teriflunomide.
People who have been treated with steroids orally or by injection on an ongoing basis since December 15, 2020: dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone.
People who have been treated with immune-suppressing Infusions/injections since December 15, 2020: cladribine, cyclophosphamide, glatiramer, methotrexate.
- People on dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) or have stage 5 chronic kidney disease (eGFR <15ml/min) or have glomerulonephritis and receiving steroid treatment
HOW DO I GET THE 3RD DOSE?
An Important Notice From Dr. Kalinowski
There will be some changes to Dr. Kalinowski’s schedule, effective June 21, 2021.
I am writing to inform you that I have made the difficult decision to permanently move my medical practice to Downtown Vancouver. My last day of practice in Imperial Medical Clinic will be November 1st, 2021.
Despite my best efforts, working out of more than one clinic became increasingly unsustainable. Moving forward I plan to practice out of one location only, providing a single point of care throughout the entire week.
Your medical records/chart will automatically be transferred to my new downtown office.
For those who would like me to continue to care for them, I will be more than happy to continue your care at my new office location. I understand the distance may be inconvenient and not desirable; many may decide to remain locally.
I will continue to care for you in Burnaby until November 1st, 2021 to provide you adequate time to find another medical practitioner if you decide to leave my care.
The new office downtown office is:
SKY MEDICAL CLINIC
305-1160 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC V6Z 2E8
T: 604 681 8735; F: 604 608 8740
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Imperial Medical Clinic for further information.
Thank you for allowing me to care for you over the last 2.5 years, it has been a privilege and a honor.
DR. M KALINOWSKI
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to have a new Family Doctor, you may consider the following options:
Imperial Medical Clinic offers Immigration Medical Exams (IME) by certified Panel Physicians. Also known as eMedical, or UpFront Medical, these appointments are booked online only. Please note, we are not able to book appointments over the phone.
IMEs can be simply done in a few steps:
Step 1. Book Appointment
Book your appointment online. Please make sure you fill out the intake and consent form.
Step 2. Medical Exam
Please arrive a few minutes early. If you require a translator, please bring a translator with you. The IME may include but not limited to:
- Vision Test
- Urine Sample Collection
Please bring the following items:
- Immigration Documents
- Passport or BC Services Card/BC Driver’s License
- All current medications
- Glasses or contacts
- Work Permit (If available)
Step 3. Chest X-Ray
You will be given a requisition for a Chest X-Ray (at Brooke Radiology)
Step 4. Blood Test
You will be given a requisition for a Blood Test (at LifeLabs)
Vaccine call centres are open for seniors born in 1931 or earlier or Indigenous peoples born in 1956 or earlier. You can book a vaccine appointment for yourself or your spouse. You can also have a family member or friend call for you. It’s easy and safe to book over the phone.
When you can call is based on your age
I’m born in 1931 or earlier (90+) or I’m Indigenous and born in 1956 or earlier (65+)
Please call now.
I’m born in 1936 or earlier (85+)
Please call the week of March 15.
I’m born in 1941 or earlier (80+)
Please call the week of March 22.
Dr. Kalinowski will now be in clinic for face-to-face visits on Thursdays. If you require a face-to-face visit, please ensure Dr. Kalinowski has authorized for an in-clinic visit.
Please note, in-clinic visits must be booked by Dr. Kalinowski or by calling our clinic. All online booked appointments will remain telephone appointments.
Mask Use in Health Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In accordance to align with BC Ministry of Health’s Policy, Imperial Medical Clinic will be implementing a mandatory medical mask use in all clinical settings.
All patients must wear a medical mask while inside the clinic at all times, unless requested or authorized by your physician. If you do not have a medical mask, a staff will provide you one. If you are not able to wear a medical mask, please wait outside or in your vehicle and call the clinic to check in.
Thank you to everyone for you patience. We have now setup a dedicated Flu Shot Clinic at our outdoor covered/heated center. Please note, public health has allocated a limited supply of flu shots to community clinics. Our stock is replenished weekly and anticipate to receive more stock as demand increases.
Wednesdays: 3PM – 5PM
Fridays: 3PM – 5PM
Saturdays: 12PM – 2PM
Next Flu Shot Clinic Dates:
November 28, December 2, 4, 5, 9, 12, 18
Online booking will be made available shortly.
Please call our clinic to book your flu shot.
Due to many inquiries, we are providing this service regularly by appointment only. This testing is not covered by MSP. The cost is $285.00 + GST
For more information on Private COVID-19 Testing, please click here.
Please note, Imperial Medical Clinic will be closed November 11, 2020 in observation of the statutory holiday, Remembrance Day. Lest we forget.