Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Some general questions from the public…

How do you get to see a neurologist?

Neurologists only see patients on referral from another specialist. Your doctor will determine if you could benefit from seeing a neurologist.

How long does it take to see a neurologist?

There are around 150 neurologists in BC. When a patient is referred, the neurologist will try to determine how urgent a problem is, and the schedule accordingly.

Also, waitlists depend on health region.  There are only 10 active neurologists doing hospital call on the whole Vancouver Island…hence they may have a longer waiting list than possibly the mainland, for example.