Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)

?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.

The VGH campus includes: 

  • Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
  • Jim Pattison Pavilion
  • Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion (formerly known as Centennial Pavilion)
  • Willow Pavilion
  • Heather Pavilion
  • Blusson Pavilion
  • Banfield Pavilion
  • VGH Research Pavilion
  • Jack Bell Research Centre
  • Health Centre
  • Skin Care Centre
  • Arthritis Centre
  • Child Care Centre
  • Eye Care Centre

The Emergency Department at VGH is part of the Jim Pattison Pavilion and the entrance is on West 10th Avenue. For general access to the Jim Pattison Pavilion, please use the West 12th Avenue entrance.

Please note: Cell phone use is strictly prohibited in the hospital.

Patient inquiries  

To inquire about the status of a patient at VGH, call the main switchboard at (604) 875-4111.

Privacy

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

Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion

899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875-4111

Hours of operation

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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

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

Parking & transportation

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There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.
  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

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

 Download parking rates for VCH facilities

Resources

Vancouver General Hospital Patient & Family Handbook - English 
Vancouver General Hospital Patient & Family Handbook - Chinese ?

Looking for a place to stay near this location? Download the Places to Stay guide.

Visit the Hospital care section on our website for more information on bringing personal ID, personal belongings, hospital rooms and meals, patient services you can access and more.