Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is committed to delivering exceptional care to patients, clients and residents including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples

VCH is British Columbia’s hub of health-care innovation, research and academic excellence contributing to the local, national and global health care ecosystem and providing specialized care to patients in our region and throughout the province.

Our services and facilities are located within the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai'xais, Lil'wat, Musqueam, N'Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, shíshálh, Skatin, Squamish, Tla'amin, Tsleil-Waututh, Wuikinuxv, and Xa'xtsa.

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 programs and services including:

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Public health

Primary care

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Community-based residential and home health care

Mental health and substance use services

Hospital care

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VCH collaborates with B.C. health authorities to ensure all patients receive the care they need, no matter where they’re located, including primary care for people who work in or visit our region and specialized care for patients living throughout our province. 

A great place to work

Our purpose is to bring staff and medical staff together as one collective team to deliver an exceptional care experience for all. To deliver our services, we have more than 29,000 staff and medical staff, 3,000 active volunteers and more than 900 principal investigators conduct clinical and discovery research at VCH Research Institute.

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Energy & environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability is everyone's story

We are focused on planetary health, climate change and ensuring all parts of society and all populations can access health services and enjoy good health.

Sustainability at VCH

More about us


Get to know VCH's dedicated Medical Health Officers, Senior Executive Team, Board of Directors and Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee chairs.


Learn about the work we do to monitor and track our performance to ensure our services meet your needs.


Discover the new activities we are implementing into practice to improve quality and safety of care, administrative efficiency, and enhanced staff and patient experiences.

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