?Provides primary health care to residents of Vancouver who do not have a primary physician and who have challenges accessing traditional health care services. Primary care provides services only to specific populations - not for general access. Priority is given to individuals who are living with complex psychosocial and clinical needs, who are vulnerable and underserved, and who require a higher intensity of services to achieve and maintain functional stability. Screening for access to services will be completed by clinic staff at first visit.
Services are provided by a team that may include doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, counsellors, and social workers. Primary care health services include: medical exams; wound care; disease prevention; diagnosis; immunization for adults; information, treatment and prevention for sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV and hepatitis.
The clinic also provides addictions services including opiate agonist therapy (methadone/Suboxone) initiation and maintenance; needle exchange (clean needles and other harm reduction equipment/supplies) plus support in seeking detox, recovery houses and treatment centres. Counsellors provide short-term individual counselling, as well as groups that address both mental health and addiction issues and referrals to other community resources and education.
Other services offered at the clinic include a podiatrist, a respiratory (lung) therapist, and a nutritionist.
Specialty area(s) include:
Trans Specialty Care program: offers hormone readiness assessments and initiation; injection teaching and supplies; surgical planning, referrals, and care; short-term counselling; assistance with changing identification. For more information please visit the Trans Specialty Care directory listing.
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays & statutory holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We are closed on Christmas day.
Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
?Screening for access to services will be completed by clinic staff at first visit.
Priority given to individuals living with complex psychosocial and clinical needs, who are vulnerable and underserved, and who require a higher intensity of services to achieve and maintain functional stability.
Age: 19 +