The Medical Group Office (MGO) is located at 100 Falls Canyon Road, up the street from Avalon’s City Hall on the bottom level of the hospital.
Catalina Island Medical Group serves Catalina Island’s medical needs with full-time physicians and nurse practitioners and is supported by the ancillary hospital resources including diagnostic imaging, therapy services, nutritional counseling and clinical laboratory services. Clinic services include:
The Medical Group’s scheduled hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening appointments may also be available. Please call (310) 510-0096 for an appointment. When you call, it will be helpful for you to give the receptionist your name, phone number, insurance information, date of birth and the reason for your visit. If your medical needs are of an emergency nature, Catalina Island Medical Center’s emergency room is always open.
Primary Care and Wellness Physicians & Practitioners
Dr. Edwin McGroarty
MD, Chief of Staff
Dr. Edwin McGroarty serves the Catalina Island community as a clinic physician. He has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years, specializing in Family and Emergency Medicine. He is also a military veteran, having served 10 years in the United States Navy. Dr. McGroarty is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Nurse Santa Dominguez has worked in the healthcare field for over three decades, including more than 25 years spent serving the people of Avalon. She has extensive experience working with both children and older adults living with dementia.
Physical & Occupational Therapy
Catalina Island Medical Center’s Therapy Services Department provides inpatient care in the acute care hospital setting and community care in the outpatient setting and the home.
Experienced physical therapists provide care for individuals with a variety of injuries and/or illnesses. By integrating skilled treatment techniques with patient and caregiver centered goals and education, our therapists help return patients to their highest level of functioning.
Behavioral health assessments and therapy are provided at CIMC via in-person face-to-face visits, teletherapy, and virtual visits for adults, children and families. These services can help people struggling with such issues such as: anxiety, depression, adjustment to major life issues, grief, trauma, anger and stress management, substance abuse and children’s behavioral problems.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- Photo identification
- Proof of insurance
- A list of any questions you may have for your provider
- Any co-payment and/or deductible for which you are responsible
- A list of any medications you are taking
- If you are under 18, you will need parental permission
- If your appointment is for a work-related injury, you will need written authorization from your employer which should include your employer’s Workers Compensation insurance information
Once you arrive at the medical group, you will be seen by your scheduled provider. Every attempt will be made to make sure you are seen at your appointed time, but please understand that emergencies may cause a delay. Other patients may have appointments with a different provider, and may be called to their appointment before you, even if you arrived before they did.
Catalina Island Medical Center respects your privacy and will guard your confidentiality. We are compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and our Notice of Privacy Practice is available here.