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Vancouver General Hospital - Centennial Pavilion

Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) offers specialized health care services to residents in Vancouver and across the province.

VGH is also a teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of British Columbia and home to one of the largest research institutes in Canada. 

Patient inquiries  
To inquire about the status of a patient at VGH, call the main switchboard at 604.875.4111.

Visiting hours
Visiting hours vary, so check with the unit for specific hours.

Quiet hours are held between 10:30 pm and 5:40 am. You must have previous approval from the ward or to enter the hospital during these hours,

Cell phone use is strictly prohibited in the hospital.

Patients and their immediate family members can request that no information be disclosed to callers or anyone but authorized medical health care providers.

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Flu season

Beginning December 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015, all visitors must have had their flu shot or wear a mask. Flu shots for visitors are free and can be obtained at your family doctor, VCH flu clinics, walk-in clinics; or pharmacies. People planning to visit loved ones in a health care facility or who will take family members to outpatient appointments are also eligible for a free flu shot.

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Masks are available at nursing stations, outpatient reception desks and/or the main entrances of our facilities. 

Construction at VGH

Find out more information on how current construction might impact parking and transportation at VGH.


Contact us

Vancouver General Hospital - Centennial Pavilion
855 12th Avenue W
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1M9
Toll free number
Hours of operation
Visiting hours vary; check with the unit for specific hours; quiet hours daily 10:30 p.m. and 5:40 a.m.; previous approval from the ward is required to enter the hospital during these hours
Parking and transport details

There is a multi-level parkade at the corner of W 12 Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of Jim Pattison Pavilion.

Wheelchair accessible?

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.
Address notes
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