This holiday season, choose the right care at the right place:
Call your family doctor or care provider first. Same-day urgent appointments are often available.
Family doctor not available?
Check medimap.ca for walk in clinic wait times and hours.
Trusted health advice?
Call 8-1-1, HealthLinkBC, available 24/7.
Urgent medication refill?
Speak with your pharmacist. They can often provide short-term refills and other advice.
Critical or life threatening condition?
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Request that a copy of your medical reports be sent to your family doctor. To check average ED wait times for your nearest hospital, please visit: www.edwaittimes.ca
For mental health and substance use:
Also you can call the Access & Assessment Centre (AAC):
Access and Assessment – http://Centre www.vch.ca/AAC
Phone: 604-675-3700 available 24/7/365
A 24/7 mental health and substance use urgent care and referral centre for Vancouver residents 17 yrs and up. An alternative to the Emergency department and a way to access other VCH services.
Provides intervention to individuals in the community for mental health or emergency situations. Staff respond to calls from police, health care professionals, clients, family members and the general public.