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Medical Coverage

Medical Coverage

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


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:

Vancouver General Hospital
855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9 Map
T. 604.875.4111

Nearest hospital to Blanche Macdonald Centre Downtown Campus - Robson:

St. Paul's Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 Map
T. 604-682-2344

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
Vancouver, BC
Phone #: 604.822.7222

Hours: Daily, 8 am to 10 pm
No appointment necessary

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