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Medical mask policy in effect during respiratory illness season

Masks are currently required in all patient care areas of hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health-care sites and clinics. Please do not enter these facilities if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, such as runny nose, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath/trouble breathing, diarrhea or vomiting. Do not enter these facilities if you feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms. 

Visitors to long-term care and seniors’ assisting living facilities need to wear a medical mask in common areas and when participating in indoor events in common areas. 

Thank you for helping keep patients and staff healthy this season.

Need help immediately?

If there is an urgent safety concern, please call 9-1-1 or go to emergency at your nearest hospital.

Suicide hotline: 1-800-784-2433

Call BC Crisis Line: 604-310-6789

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

KUU-US Crisis Support Line (BC Wide Indigenous Toll Free Crisis and Support Line): 1-800-588-8717

Providing access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction living in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Various interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns are used.

How to access

  • Eligibility

    Aged 19 and over

  • Language


Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday:   9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday:   9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday:   9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday:   9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday:   9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday:   9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Women's Night Drop in is every Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

How to get here

The health centre is accessible by public transit. Street parking is available.

Addiction services

​We provide adults living in Vancouver access to addiction counselling. We assess client needs and recommend appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. We work with the addictions team to monitor client needs and progress and help develop an appropriate individualized care plan. 

The concurrent disorders counsellors provide consultation and work collaboratively with other counsellors, health care professionals and the client and client's family in the identification and resolution of client/family care issues, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas and coordination and integration of care, and makes referrals to other service providers as appropriate. Supports clients enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. 

Downtown Community Health Centre

We provide clinic services, referral services, support groups, therapy and ambulatory nutrition care, and a full range of addiction and mental health services, which are free for those living in the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona areas. Methadone and Suboxone are both available as opiate replacement therapies. Our team includes a podiatrist, respiratory therapist, and dietitian.

Addiction Medicine

Addiction medicine includes clinical assessments, consultations, treatment planning and aftercare for people struggling with substances such as alcohol and opioids.