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X-ray/Radiology is a commonly used imaging procedure directing medical x-rays to image and diagnose diseases including plain radiography, fluoroscopy and mammography.
How to access
If you have a physician referral and are looking to get your x-ray done at Lions Gate Hospital, we recommend calling in advance to see if we are open to walk-ins.
Get a referral
Have your physician complete a Medical Imaging Requisition form.
No appointment is needed. Bring your completed Medical Imaging Requisition form and BC Medical Services Card or CareCard.
Hours of operation
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Visiting hours may vary depending on the unit. Please call the Lions Gate Hospital main line at (604) 988-3131 to determine visiting times before your visit.
Parking & Transportation
Lions Gate Hospital is located on 231 East 15th Street in North Vancouver.
Paid visitor parking is available in the hospital parkade on 15th Street, east of St. Georges Avenue.
For detailed information regarding parking, public transit and wheelchair accessibility, please review the LGH Patient & Family Handbook.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are all medical imaging services closed to walk-ins?
No, just x-ray may be closed to walk-ins. Our other medical imaging services such as; MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, bone density, interventional radiology and mammography remain open but are by appointment only.
When will x-rays be available for walk-ins?
X-ray services are open to walk-ins when the demand for urgent medical imaging services within Lions Gate Hospital subsides. If we are currently closed to walk-ins, we recommend calling back in two hours to confirm if we have reopened.
Where else can I go?
There are three other medical imagining clinics on the North Shore. They may also be experiencing high patient volumes, so we recommend calling before you go.
North Shore Medical Imaging Clinic – North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 987 9729
Address: 139 West 16th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1T3
North Shore Medical Imaging Clinic – West Vancouver
Phone: (604) 987 9729
Address: 110 – 575 16th Street West Vancouver, BC V7V 4Y1
Urgent Primary Care Centre – North Vancouver
Phone: (604) 973-1600
Address: 221 West Esplanade Suite 200, 2nd Floor North Vancouver, BC V7L 1A5
How can I book an appointment?
Lions Gate Hospital does not currently book appointments for x-rays.
Do I need a physician referral to get an x-ray?
Yes, we require a referral from a physician before we can perform an x-ray.
I need urgent care. What do I do?
I have surgery scheduled within the next three days, can I still get an x-ray?
If you require an x-ray for your surgery that is within the next three days please come down to reception at radiology and we will do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible. Please note you may experience wait times.
I have mobility issues. Am I able to get an x-ray?
If you have mobility issues please come down to reception at radiology, and we will do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible. Please note you may experience wait times.
Lions Gate Hospital (LGH)
Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) provides a full range of general and many specialized acute care services, including general medicine, emergency and critical care, general surgery, orthopedics, maternity, pediatrics, psychiatry, chemotherapy, cardiac care, diagnostics, nuclear medicine, palliative care, rehabilitative services and neurosurgery.