Our team provides assessment and education for people of all ages living with diabetes. Our emphasis is on prevention and chronic disease management with a focus on healthy living.

How to access

  • Contact us

    Contact us by phone at (604) 485-3211 to learn more about our services and referral process.

  • Languages

    ​English. A Farsi-translated program is available.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday:   7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday:   7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday:   7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday:   7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

Visiting hours may vary depending on the unit. Please call the qathet General Hospital main line at (604) 485-3211 to determine visiting times before your visit.

Parking & Transportation

​​Free parking is available.

Getting here by ferry

qathet General Hospital is two ferry rides away from the City of Vancouver.

Take the Langdale ferry from the Horseshoe Bay Terminal.  Ferry schedules can be found at: http://bcferries.com. Drive up the Sunshine Coast along Hwy 101 from Langdale to Earl's Cove.  Take the Saltery Bay ferry from Earl's Cove.

From the Saltery Bay ferry terminal, travel along Hwy 101 for approximately 20 km until you reach a "Welcome to Powell River" sign.  Continue inside the city limits until you reach a street with a right-hand lane and a store/gas station called Pacific Point Market.  At the corner on your right, turn right.  You are now on Joyce Avenue.  Follow Joyce Avenue through four sets of stoplights.  Approximately 1 km past the fourth light, you will approach the hospital on the right.

Getting here by air

Contact Pacific Coastal Airlines by e-mail at www.pacific-coastal.com or by telephone at 1-800-663-2872 for schedules of flights from Vancouver. 

qathet General Hospital

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital) is a 33-bed facility providing services that include surgery, endoscopy, ICU, obstetrics, in-patient psychiatry, oncology, emergency and diagnostic services.

Diabetes Education Centres

Diabetes Education Centres provide assessment and education for people of all ages living with diabetes, emphasizing prevention and chronic disease management.