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About us

VCH is responsible for the delivery of $4.1 billion in community, hospital and long-term care services to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. VCH also provides specialized care and services for people throughout BC and is the province's hub of health care education and research.

Services we provide

When most people think about health care, the first thing they think about are hospitals. While many of our services are offered in the 13 hospitals we operate, we offer a range of services including:

  • Primary care

  • Community-based residential and home health care

  • Mental health and substance use services

  • Public health

  • Hospital care

  • Research

Search locations & services

The services and facilities of VCH are located within the traditional homelands of the 14 First Nation communities of Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai'xai, Lilwat, Musqueam, N'Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, Sechelt, Skatin, Squamish, Tla'amin, Tsleil-Waututh, Wuikinuxv and Xa'xtsa. 

VCH service plan

Visit our service plan page to find out our specific priorities for the next four years.

Our people

To deliver our services, we have approximately:

  • Approximately 27,000 staff and 3,200 medical staff in our hospitals and community health centres

  • 3,000 active volunteers

  • More than 900 principal investigators conduct clinical and discovery research at VCH Research Institute

See our employee numbers by occupational group:

A look inside VCH services by community

We provide a range of direct and contracted health care services that support people from birth to end of life. Our 2017 infographics give a snapshot of VCH care in your community:

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