Diabetes Education Centre - Richmond Hospital


All of our in-person services, including group classes and individual appointments, are suspended due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we have shifted to offer telephonic and virtual classes and appointments. We can discuss these options with you when scheduling your appointment.

Learn more about virtual health care visits

The Diabetes Education Centre is an outpatient program providing client, their families, and their caregivers with self-management education and support. Our education centre is supported by program assistants and our interdisciplinary team includes registered nurses and registered dietitians, who are Certified Diabetes Educators. Our emphasis is on prevention and chronic disease management with a focus on healthy living. This program provides interactive group education, as well as individual assessment and support. Sessions and appointments include information on nutrition, exercise, blood sugar monitoring and more to support self-management and maximize wellness.

Richmond Hospital Diabetes Education Centre is located in the Rotunda ? Blue Zone Diabetes Education Centre office and waiting area 

Our services include:

  • Pre-diabetes group education: 1 class (2 ? 3 hours)

  • Diabetes group education: 2 classes; one week apart (4 hours each)

  • Gestational diabetes group education: 1 class (3 hours) and a minimum of 2 follow up appointments

  • Individual appointments with nurse or dietitian educator; follow up appointments as needed

  • Insulin start teaching and support

Richmond Hospital

7000 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC
V6X 1A2
Phone: (604) 244-5163
Fax: (604) 244-5571
Email: DiabeticEducation-Richmond@vch.ca

Hours of operation

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. ? 3:30 p.m.

Program days and times may vary. Program closed on statutory holidays.


A referral is required. 

  1. Complete the Richmond Diabetes Education Centre referral form 

  2. Attach relevant labwork results

  3. Fax to (604) 244-5571

Parking & transportation

See parking lot rates for Richmond Hospital Parkade.

Bus routes: 401, 407

Canada Line: Brighouse station


Adult clients with diabetes, prediabetes or diabetes in pregnancy.

Referral required. See above.