Aboriginal Patient Navigator Program - East Hastings Street

APNs provide a benefit to both the patient and to health care providers. The APN works directly with VCH staff and other health care service providers to make sure Aboriginal patients get the best care possible.

APNs can:

  • Help staff create a personal plan when a patient leaves a hospital or care program.

  • Help VCH health care teams understand and work with Aboriginal health practices and beliefs.

  • Assist staff if a patient or family member requests access to an Elder or a traditional ceremony such as:

    • smudging,

    • cedar and eagle fan brushings,

    • blanketing, medicine bundles, or

    • talking circles.

2750 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V5K 1Z9
Phone: 1 (877) 875-1131 - Toll-free
Fax: (604) 675-2552
Email: info.aboriginalhealth@vch.ca

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m


To access the support of the Patient Navigator Program, please fill out one of the referral forms below and email or fax it to the program.

ICS Staff Education Referral

Client and Family Referral


Serves people who self-identify as being Aboriginal or First Nations.