Are You a Patient?
Due to the shortage of family doctors and nurse practitioners in Vancouver, the Vancouver Division of Family Practice does not have the ability to match you directly to a primary care provider. However, there are a few tools and resources available to help you in your search.
For patients whose family doctor has retired and did NOT work with the Vancouver Division or who are simply looking for a primary care provider, please visit the resources listed below for some recommendations on finding your own primary care provider in Vancouver, as well as some resources that may be helpful for you to access.
Finding a Primary Care Provider
Consider using your personal network to find a family doctor, a family member or friend may be able to ask if their doctor is taking new patients.
Resources that may be helpful for finding a primary care provider in Vancouver:
Find a Doctor BC
Pathways Medical Care Directory
Receiving Interim Medical Advice
Resources that may be helpful for receiving medical advice in the interim about ongoing symptoms:
Receiving Urgent Care
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.
Resources for receiving more urgent care:
- Urgent and Primary Care Centres – available with extended hours for same-day, non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.