Family doctors, also known as general practitioners or primary care physicians, help you look after your everyday health needs on a regular basis. Establishing a relationship with a family doctor who knows you well, and sees you regularly over time, may help you avoid some health issues and receive better health advice. We believe in taking a proactive approach to your personal health care by encouraging ongoing, comprehensive care with a family doctor.
HealthLinkBC: Find health services
Call 8-1-1 to reach HealthLink BC’s free, 24-hour telephone service, staffed by registered nurses, pharmacists and dieticians who can answer your health-related questions.
If you have a health concern that is not an emergency, and you do not yet have a family doctor, walk-in clinics provide non-emergency health care services on a drop-in basis. Use the medimap.ca website to find a walk-in clinic near you.
You can also call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 for health advice over the phone.
- Trouble breathing, or catching your breath
- Severe abdominal or chest pain/pressure
- Weakness or tingling on one side of your body
- Loss of consciousness
- Heavy bleeding