Welcome to Vancouver Division’s resources for patients – access information to support your care.
NOTE for patients of retiring physicians – If you registered to have help finding a new primary care provider due to your physician’s retirement and are following-up on the status of that registration, please fill out this Patient Request Form. You will hear from the Division in 5-7 business days.
The Vancouver Division does not hold a list of publicly accepting family doctors and is unable to manage the public demand of attachment.
Our recommended approach to finding care:
Your primary care provider (also known as your family doctor or nurse practitioner) is the first medical professional you should see when you have a health concern.
Research has shown that people who get regular care from a primary care provider receive more preventative care, are more likely to be accurately diagnosed, and are generally healthier. (Starfield and Mackinko, 2005).
Your primary care provider is your advocate in the British Columbia healthcare system and will help you navigate through it.
Your relationship with your primary care provider takes time to develop and requires ongoing communication.
Click here for a printable version of this checklist.
Home and Community Care Resources
Provincial Telephone Service: 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 1-888-268-4319. Available 7:30 am – 8:00 pm, in over 110 languages. For non-medical information about COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine – Answers for Patients – Doctors of BC
Know the Facts about Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Exposures of COVID-19 – VCH webpage
* Public Exposures for Travel, Places and Public Events – BCCDC
Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine – BCCDC website provides information on how to register and what to expect when you get vaccinated for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccination at a Glance – BCCDC patient online resource – A Who, What, When, Where, Why overview.
COVID-19 Vaccines – HealthLinkBC’s online resource for patients.
COVID-19 Vaccines: 8 Myths and Facts – Doctors of BC patient resource.
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions – Immunize BC online resource.
COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations – BCCDC online resource for patients with allergies, who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who have specific health conditions including those considered clinically extremely vulnerable.
Vaccines for People who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – BC Government patient online resource, including a list of eligible conditions.
Vaccine Information for People who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – Doctors of BC online resource with Q&A and links to share with your patients
COVID-19 Vaccine After Care Sheet – Patient handout created by BCCDC and the Ministry of Health on what to expect on the days following vaccination.