qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital)

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital) is a 33-bed facility providing services that include surgery, endoscopy, ICU, obstetrics, in-patient psychiatry, oncology, emergency and diagnostic services.


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qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital)

5000 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC
V8A 5R3
Phone: 604-485-3211
Fax: 604-485-3243

Hours of operation


The laboratory is open Monday to Friday (closed weekends and statutory Holidays) during the hours below. 

Appointments are available:

  • Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Drop-ins are available:

  • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. To book an appointment, please click here.

Visiting information

Talk to the unit before visiting to determine the best time for your visit and what you should do when you arrive. Read our Visiting our hospitals, clinics & care homes page for more information.

Parking & transportation

??Free parking is available.

Getting here by ferry

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital) is two ferry rides away from the City of Vancouver.

Take the Langdale ferry from the Horseshoe Bay Terminal.  Ferry schedules can be found at: Drive up the Sunshine Coast along Hwy 101 from Langdale to Earl's Cove.  Take the Saltery Bay ferry from Earl's Cove.

Starting from the Saltery Bay ferry terminal, travel along Hwy 101 for approximately 20 kms until you reach a "Welcome to Powell River" sign.  Continue along inside the city limits until you will come to a street with a right hand lane and a store/gas station called Pacific Point Market.  At the corner on your right, turn right.  You are now on Joyce Avenue.  Follow Joyce Avenue through four sets of stoplights.  Approximately, 1 km past the fourth light, you will approach the hospital that is located on the right.

Getting here by air

Contact Pacific Coastal Airlines by e-mail at or by telephone at 1-800-663-2872 for schedules of flights from Vancouver. 


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.