Health Services in British Columbia

Health Services in British Columbia

For people living with physical and mental disabilities or other chronic conditions, having access to good healthcare facilities is essential. During an emergency, your first call should be 9-1-1, but many health issues do not require that kind of immediate response. With that in mind, Share Lawyers has compiled a list of British Columbia health services and regional health services and resources.


British Columbia Health Services

British Columbia Ministry of Health: 1-800-663-7867
You can find out more about issues like Drug Coverage, Health Forms, and Service Plans at the Ministry of Health website.

Health Link BC: 8-1-1 or 7-1-1 (TTY)

Health Services Locator Map
Health Link BC is a 24-hour service that provides non-emergency medical information. It also offers a Health Services Locator Map that can help you find other medical services in your area.

Options for Sexual Health: 1-800-739-7367 (Toll Free) or (604) 731-4252 ext. 0
Options for Sexual Health is a Canadian non-profit that provides education and clinic services for issues related to sexual health.

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS: (604) 681-5748 (Vancouver) or 1-800-665-7677 (Outside Vancouver)
The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS operates the 24-hour REACH Line to provide expert information and advice physicians, nurses, and other professionals.  

First Nations Health Authority: 1-855-550-5454 (Toll Free Health Benefits) or (604) 693-6500

British Columbia Office of Indigenous Health: (250) 952-3151
The Office of Indigenous Health works with the First Nations Health Authority to improve the well-being of Indigenous people in BC.  

Medical Services Plan: (604) 683-7151 (Lower Mainland) or 1-800-663-7100 (Toll Free for the rest of BC)
You can visit the Medical Services Plan website for more information about BC’s public health insurance option.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia: (604) 733-7758 or 1-800-461-3008 (Toll Free)

Physician Directory
The College of Physicians and Surgeons operates a Physician Directory to help you find a family doctor in your area.

Video Conferencing: 604-297-8777 or 1-866-966-4347 (Toll Free)
Provincial Health Services offers video conferencing that allows you to speak with a medical professional about non-emergency medical issues.

Canadian Mental Health Association (BC Division): (604) 688-3234 or 1-800-555-8222 (Toll Free in BC only)
The CMHA is a charitable organization that works to improve the mental health of Canadian citizens. The organization also addresses substance abuse and addiction.  

Medication Review Services: (604) 261-2092 or 1-800-663-2840 (Toll Free BC)
With its Medication Review Services program, the British Columbia Pharmacy Association offers consultations to patients with multiple prescriptions to help them better understand the medications they are taking.


Regional British Columbia Health Services

Vancouver (Vancouver Coastal Health Region)
Vancouver Coastal Health: (604) 736-2033 (Lower Mainland) 1-866-884-0888 (Toll Free for rest of BC)
Home Care Nursing Directory
Vancouver Health Centre Directory
Providence Health Care (Mental Health): 604-872-3311
Vancouver Hospital Directory
Vancouver Addiction Services Directory
Vancouver Walk-in Clinic Directory: 1-833-633-4627

Victoria and Nanaimo (Island Health Region)
Vancouver Island Health Authority: (250) 370-8699 or 1-877-370-8699 (Toll Free)
Hospital Directory
Health Unit Directory
Mental Health and Substance Use Directory
Mental Health and Substance Use Referral Services
Youth and Family Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
Disability Services Directory
Residential Care Directory

Abbotsford (Fraser Health Region)
Fraser Health Authority (website includes Hospital Directory): 604-587-4600 or 1-877-935-5669
Fraser Health Authority Crisis Line: 604-951-8855 or 1-877-820-7444 (Toll Free)
Fraser Regional Health Services Directory
Abbotsford Mental Health Centre: (604) 870-7800
Abbotsford Addiction Centre: (604) 850-5106
Abbotsford Home Health Office: (604) 556-5000

Kamloops and Kelowna (Interior Health Region)
Interior Health Authority: 250-469-7070
Location Directory (Includes Hospitals and Health Centres)
Interior Health Services Locator
Mental Health and Substance Use Directory
Home and Community Care Directory

Prince George (Northern Health Region)
Northern Health: (250) 565-2649
Hospital Directory
Health Centre Directory
Clinic Directory
Mental Health Services Directory

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