Skip to main content

Find a family doctor

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.

How to find a family doctor

Use any of the following services to help you find a family doctor in your area who is accepting new patients:

When you don't have a family doctor

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.

Is it a medical emergency?

Call 9-1-1 or go immediately to your nearest hospital emergency department if you have been in a major accident or are experiencing:
  • 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
Visit our Emergency phone numbers page to find more specific contact information for physical and mental health resources.
SOURCE: Find a family doctor ( )
Page printed:

Copyright © Vancouver Coastal Health. All Rights Reserved.