Health Services    

The following websites provide information to travelers about health issues in British Columbia and Canada: 

  • Vancouver Coastal Health – Regional healthcare authority in Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore, Sea-to-Sky corridor and the Sunshine Coast. 
  • HealthLink BC – Provincial service providing 24-hour access to non-emergency health information and advice in British Columbia. Also available by calling 8-1-1 toll-free in BC. 
  • Health Canada – Canada’s federal department of health. Information is also available in French. 

For emergency medical treatment in Vancouver, call 9-1-1. However, for non-emergency issues, Vancouver is also home to a number of state-of-the-art medical clinics that can see visitors on an urgent basis, and refer on to appropriate specialists when necessary. 

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