Canada has an excellent universal health care system. Medical services, treatments and prescription medication are government subsidized and are extremely affordable and accessible in relation to other countries.
For more information on how to apply for Medical coverage, please contact the BC Ministry of Health Services at www.gov.bc.ca/health.
Health Care Facilities
Vancouver Coastal Health - provides a full range of health care services ranging from hospital treatment to community-based residential, home health, mental health and public health services.
Vancouver Travel Clinic - provides services for pre-travel needs and specializing in Travel medications.
Nearest hospital to Blanche Macdonald Centre Uptown Campus - City Square:
Nearest hospital to Blanche Macdonald Centre Downtown Campus - Robson:
Besides public hospitals there is also the Urgent Care Centre that provides treatment for urgent but non-life-threatening conditions. Treatment for things such as cuts needing stitches, minor burns, sprains or rashes would fall into this category. Urgent Care Centre is not for emergency care.
UBC Hospital Urgent Care Centre
2211 Westbrook Mall
Phone #: 604.822.7222
Hours: Daily, 8 am to 10 pm
No appointment necessary