Health and Wellness
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Health & Wellness
Provides health care and home support services to assist your loved ones in retirement communities, group homes, apartments, family homes, and other community settings. Serving the Okanagan and Victoria.
Provides direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS
Helps effectively alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, while also promoting research and leading the search for a cure
Offers health, home, and personal support services that are customized to each client. Services include free health assessments, home health care, recovery support and after care, respite, and more. Based in Burnaby.
Promotes awareness of anxiety disorders and supports access to evidence based resources and treatment
Provides integrated, best practice medical and allied health services for diagnostic screening, assessment, and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum and/or related neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan
Advice and resources on how to support healthy aging in adults with developmental disabilities
A collection of books, videos, journals, board games, curricula and various educational props and materials designed for children with disabilities
Search for and find a doctor near you
BC Emergency Health Services provides pre-hospital emergency services and inter-facility patient transfers throughout the province, and oversees the BC Ambulance Service and BC Patient Transfer Services
Through clinics and support of parents, peers, and research, BC Epilepsy empowers and educates British Columbians living with epilepsy
Find a hearing clinic near you
A list of hospitals and health centres in BC
A list of psychologists and counsellors in BC
Supports people with physical disabilities province-wide through education, research, arts, recreation, and wellness programs
A mobile app that connects health institutions (pharmacies, clinics, hospitals, local community services centres, long-term care centres, etc.) to relief pharmacists, nurses, personal support workers, assistants, technicians and students
Provides support, information, and education for families and individuals who live with epilepsy, their support staff, educational personnel, friends, co-workers, health care providers, and anyone else affected by epilepsy
Committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), investing more in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada
The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at St Paul’s Hospital offers patient and family-centered care to those living with CF
Provides mental health services for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind people throughout BC
DDMHS provides mental health services for persons age 12 and over who live with developmental disabilities and a mental illness. Individuals may also struggle with behavioural challenges that are often influenced by the mental illness and developmental disability.
Located near Vancouver's major hospitals and health centres, Easter Seals House provides low-cost but cozy residence to families of individuals whose health needs take them far from their local area
Delivers a wide range of health care services to more than 1.8 million people living in communities stretching from Burnaby to White Rock to Hope. Their services range from hospital care, to community-based residential, home health, mental health, and public health services.
Promotes holistic awareness, prevention, and wellness for people with acquired brain injury, their supporters, and the community
Works to reform the way health care is delivered to BC First Nations through direct services and collaboration with provincial partners. The FNHA is governed by and serves BC First Nations individuals and communities.
BC's largest rehabilitation centre, working with patients who have experienced strokes, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, ALS, arthritis, and other conditions
HeadWay helps people with Parkinson’s lead active lives and fully participate in society
Offers health promotion and supportive care services to communities in BC. Programs include meals on wheels, family respite, and community integration.
A health authority based regional travel assistance program that offers subsidized transportation options to help defray costs for rural residents who must travel to obtain non-emergency, physician-referred medical care outside their home communities
Provides reliable non-emergency health information and advice in British Columbia. Information and advice are available by telephone, website, a mobile app, and a collection of print resources.
Dedicated to improving the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, health promotion and advocacy
A home away from home for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.
Provides a wide range of integrated health-care programs and services across BC's Southern Interior
Island Health provides health care services through a network of hospitals, clinics, centres, health units, and long-term care locations. They serve more than 794,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet.
Advocates for and provides specialized programs to survivors of acquired brain injuries, and facilitates education and awareness in the community
Kids Brain works to understand the causes of conditions including autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and cerebral palsy
Canada’s first specific and comprehensive guidelines for specimen collection for patients with autism, it focuses on delivering a safe and worry-free blood collection experience. Available throughout BC.
Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost effective and timely health services are available for all British Columbians. See their website for valuable information.
The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions was created in 2017 to improve the access and quality of mental health for all British Columbians, as well as develop an immediate response to the opioid public health emergency
Muscular Dystrophy Canada raises spirits and funds in support of those affected by neuromuscular disorders
A charity run by patients, caregivers, and their families, formed to help and support patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and/or Fibromyalgia
The Northern Brain Injury Association advances brain injury prevention, education, and support in order to reduce injury, and improve the quality of life for all those who are affected by it
Northern Health is the publicly funded healthcare provider for the northern half of British Columbia. Northern Health serves over 300,000 people in an area of 600,000 square kilometers.
Enhance the well-being of all people living with pain through empowerment, care, education and innovation. It provides free support, education and resource-connection to people with persistent pain in BC.
Handles compliments and complaints regarding quality of care
Provides resources and services to enable self-management, self-reliance, and self-advocacy
Works to reduce the incidence and severity of paralysis after spinal cord injury, improve health care outcomes, reduce long-term costs, and improve the quality of life for those living with a spinal cord injury
Enhances the lives of survivors of brain injury, and their families, in Prince George and the surrounding area
A health and wellness resource for all British Columbians, with 16 sites across BC
Supports the health of children with disabilities through clinics, therapy, early intervention, mental health, crisis services, and prosthetics
Provides residence to families of children whose health needs take them far from their local community, keeping families together in a home away from home
Information, resources, and support for people with scleroderma, a condition affecting skin and connective tissue
Empowers people with the skills and knowledge to successfully manage chronic health conditions
Dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injury and related disabilities thrive, providing information and unique community experiences
Expert advice, guides, videos, and community group programs designed for stroke survivors in BC
Sunny Hill provides specialized development and rehabilitation services to BC children and youth and their families
Find a support worker for you or your family member
Vancouver Coastal Health provides health care services through a network of hospitals, primary care clinics, community health centres and residential care homes. Search their health care services in Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver and along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast and BC's Central Coast.