VCH began committing financial and human resources to the area of Aboriginal health in 1999, in order to work towards meaningful change in Aboriginal communities in our region. Our goal is to work closely with both urban and rural Aboriginal communities to help close the gap between the health status of Aboriginal community members and non-Aboriginal community members in our region.
Aboriginal Patient Navigator Program
We can help you find your way. The Aboriginal Patient Navigator Program helps Aboriginal people access health services.
Call our Team Leader to get in touch with a Vancouver Coastal Health Aboriginal Patient Navigator.
Toll-free: 1 (877) 875-1131
Fax: (604) 675-2536
To refer a patient to the Patient Navigator Program, fill out the form below and email or fax it to the program.
Aboriginal Wellness ProgramDelivering culturally safe mental wellness & substance use programs
The Aboriginal Wellness Program (A.W.P.) develops and delivers culturally safe mental wellness and addiction programs for First Nations and Aboriginal people residing within the Lower Mainland including:
- Therapeutic Groups
- Cultural Support & Teachings
Aboriginal Health Strategic Team Leads
Bree Beveridge Aboriginal Health Lead, Central Coast
(604) 675-2530 extension 22227
Dion Thevarge Aboriginal Health Lead, Southern Stl’atl’imx, Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish
(604) 675-2530 extension 22242
Laurel Jebamani Aboriginal Health Lead, Joint Lead for Richmond, Vancouver, Sunshine Coast
(604) 675-2530 extension 22251
Shawna Duncan Aboriginal Health Lead, Joint Lead for Richmond, Vancouver, Sunshine Coast
(604) 675-2530 extension 22247
Primary Care (Regular Medical Care)
If you’re looking for a health care provider providing culturally safe care, please contact one of the following services:
- Lu'ma Medical Centre
phone: (604) 558-8822
- Urban Native Youth Association
phone: (604) 254-7732
- Vancouver Native Health Society
phone: (604) 254-9949
First Nations Health Authority
Toll free: 1 (866) 913-0033
Toll free: 1 (855) 550-5454
We’d like to hear from you if you have a question, comment or complaint to share.
(604) 675-2530 extension 22231
Contact Aboriginal Health
We are open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00 pm)
Closed Statutory Holidays
288 - 2750 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z9
Fax: (604) 675-2552