We provide a range of health care and support services to people who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs. You may need these services if you:
Are released from hospital and need short-term care.
Have an ongoing or chronic health issue requiring more care than you or you family can provide.
Have a health issue that is getting worse and you need support to continue to live at home.
Have a health issue that is making it impossible for you to continue to live at home safely.
Methadone and Suboxone are both available as opiate replacement therapies.
Please call/visit one of our other Community Health Centres in Vancouver for information on public vaccinations.
The Pender CHC is staffed with ICTs to serve people in the Downtown Eastside who experience barriers accessing services, have no primary care provider and are challenged by complex health concerns (including psycho-social, physical, mental health and addiction co-morbidities). Each ICT provides care on-site and via outreach, with nurses, social workers, counsellors, peer specialists, community liaison workers, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists. ICTs are supported on-site by more specialized care providers: wound care clinicians, palliative care nurses, occupational therapists, dieticians, and many other disciplines. A client will be connected to a specific ICT for ongoing care.
?Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Intake hours for new clients/patients vary according to capacity.
?Fax, walk in or by phone
Street parking is available
Clients must reside
in the downtown eastside, have no other primary care provider (are not attached
to another GP elsewhere), and experience barriers accessing services elsewhere.