OsteoArthritis Service Integration System (OASIS)

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OASIS is an education program that helps people with arthritis self-manage their condition.

What to expect

OASIS classes cover various topics that will help you manage your arthritis well. Although osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, OASIS classes provide helpful information for other types of arthritis too, on topics such as exercise, pain management, healthy eating, stress management and more. 

OASIS  classes are free and do not require a referral from a healthcare provider.

If you would like to attend a class, please see OASIS classes and registration for current class descriptions, schedules and registration information. 

Class schedule and registration

OASIS classes are offered via webinars and in-person at VCH locations. Click the links below to view the current schedules and register for the classes.

Learn more about OASIS classes. 

Resources to manage osteoarthritis

Find resources on topics such as exercise, pain management, joint protection, and more to support people living with osteoarthritis.

Managing osteoarthritis resources

For health-care providers

Refer your patients to OASIS education by directing them to this page where they can self-register for an upcoming session. 

  • If you have specific classes that you would like your patient to attend or would like your patient to have a takeaway with the OASIS contact information, you may choose to print the OASIS referral form and give to your patient. 
  • If you would like OASIS to follow up with your patient, please fax the referral form to OASIS, and we will initiate contact with your patient.   

Joint replacement surgery consultation

Referrals for joint replacement surgery consultation should be sent to your local orthopedic central intake office (Vancouver, Richmond or North Vancouver), which is part of the Hip & Knee Arthritis Surgical Assessment Program (ASAP).  

Contact information

Email: oasis@vch.ca
Phone: (604) 875-4544
Fax: (604) 875-4321