B.C. has very good health care service with hospitals, walk-in clinics, General Practitioner (GP) doctor’s offices, and various specialists for specific health problems.
While you are studying in B.C., these are some of the options available to you:
Hospital: for very serious medical issues (e.g., car accident, broken bones, cuts, trouble breathing)
Walk-in clinics: less serious medical issues (e.g., headaches, cold or flu, minor stomach problems)
Naturopathic doctors: for alternative medical care not usually offered by a GP
GP doctor’s offices: medical issues that do not require immediate attention
Specialist doctor’s offices: only available with a referral from a GP.
Visit this page for help finding a hospital, doctor, or walk-in clinic.
Before physically visiting a doctor, you might want to use Health Link BC’s phone / on-line services to get advice in non-emergency situations, available in 130+ languages.