Downtown Community Health Centre (DCHC)

We provide a full range of addiction and mental health services, which are free for those living in the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona area.

Clinic services, such as vaccination and primary health care are provided, as well as referral services, support groups and therapy and ambulatory nutrition care. Methadone and Suboxone are both available as opiate replacement therapies. 

Our team includes a podiatrist, respiratory therapist, and dietitian.

Integrated Care Teams (ICTs) 

The Downtown 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. 

Downtown Community Health Centre

569 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1G8
Phone: (604) 255-3151
Fax: (604) 255-0314

Hours of operation

Open 7 days a week: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Intake hours for new clients/patients vary according to capacity.


?Client?s seeking assessment for methadone & suboxone starts should drop in during opening hours. 

Parking & transportation

Accessible by public transit and free 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.