Exterior of G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre with wayfinding sign in the foreground

G.F. Strong Adult Concussion Services (GFACS) provides group education sessions to help adults recover from concussions and a rehabilitation program for people who have prolonged concussion symptoms after returning to their primary care provider.

How to access

  • Check eligibility for the GFACS: Group Education Session

    We service people who:

    • Live within the VCH health authority
    • Aged 18 + years old
    • Diagnosis of concussion/mTBI less than one year ago

    We do not offer service for active ICBC or WCB clients

  • Get a referral for the GFACS: Group Education Session

    Referrals must be made by a physician or nurse practitioner. Referral enquires may be directed to (604) 737-6458.

    Have your physician or nurse practitioner complete the GFACS: Group Education Session Referral Form and fax the completed form to the Intake Office at (604) 730-7904. Forms may also be emailed to gfsadultconcussionservices@vch.ca.

    GFACS: Group Education Session Referral Form

  • Check eligibility for the GFACS: Rehabilitation Program

    Clients who attended the GFACS: Group Education Session and continue to have prolonged concussion symptoms may be referred to GFACS: Rehabilitation Program. Admission criteria for the Rehabilitation Program are the same as the Group Education Session.

  • Get a referral to the GFACS: Rehabilitation Program

    A referral form for Rehabilitation Program is provided to the primary care provider following the client's attendance at the GFACS group education session.

Hours of operation

Currently open
  • Monday:   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday:   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

Call to confirm group session hours.

Parking & Transportation

GF Strong is located at 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver, one block east of Oak Street and one block south of West King Edward Avenue.

Parking

Paid parking is available.

If you are a client or a visitor, you may park in the GF Strong visitor-paid parking lot (handicap-accessible paid parking spots are available in the front of the building). The parking meters will accept credit cards, coin payments, and pay-by-phone options. Please remember to arrive at the site prepared to pay the parking meter using one of these means, as meters do not provide change.

You may be able to find 2-hour free street parking, though spaces are very limited. With a valid SPARC parking permit, free 3-hour parking is allowed on residential streets without need for a residential parking permit (*Note: City of Vancouver by-law is subject to change.  For more information visit the City of Vancouver Accessible Parking page)

Parking rates for VCH facilities

Getting here by TransLink

GF Strong is accessible by TransLink services from Vancouver International Airport, BC Ferry Terminals at Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen, Pacific Central Station (downtown Vancouver rail and bus station), and SkyTrain stations.

Buses 17 and 25 stop on Oak Street, close to GF Strong.

TransLink provides information on transit routes and schedules. TransLink can also tell you which buses take wheelchairs are wheelchair accessible.

Transit accessibility on Translink.ca

If you use HandyDart

Translink’s HandyDART – “A door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance.”

  • If you qualify and would benefit from this service, we recommend you contact your family physician to assist with the completion of the application form

HandyDART Modernization Program

Places to stay around G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre 

The CIBC Centre for Patients and Families at Vancouver General Hospital is a resource centre that helps you and your family make informed choices about your health, before, during, and after your hospital stay. If you are visiting G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, the Centre also maintains the Places to Stay Guide for VGH and G.F. Strong to list accommodation options in the area.

If you are looking for additional support, you can also visit the Travel Assistance Program website to learn about the financial assistance available.

Download the Places to Stay Guide 

G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre

​GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia's largest rehabilitation centre. As a freestanding facility, G.F. Strong provides inpatient, outpatient and clinical support services to clients/patients in three unique programs: Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Neuromusculoskeletal.

G.F. Strong Adult Concussion Services (GFACS)

G.F. Strong Adult Concussion Services (GFACS) provides group education sessions to help adults recover from concussions and a rehabilitation program for people who have prolonged concussion symptoms after returning to their primary care provider.