Health & Wellness


BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre


Elizabeth Bagshaw Women's Clinic

Emergency Contraception Hotline

  • Offers confidential, free information on Emergency contraception and where to get it by phone or online. Hotline available in English and Spanish, online information is also available in French and Arabic.

  • 1.888.668.2528

Every Woman's Health Centre


Options for Sexual Health Clinics


Pregnancy Options Referral Service

  • Free telephone service to help women with unintended pregnancies find support, information, and services as close to home as possible. 8 am to 4 pm, M-F.

  • 1.888.875.3163 or 604.875.3163



Willow Women's Clinic


Addiction & Substance Abuse

Access Central

  • For referrals to detox and supportive recovery housing. Social workers can provide on-the-spot counselling and coping strategies.

  • Toll-free: 1.866.658.1221


Alano Club of the North Shore


Al-Anon and Alateen For Family and Friends of Alcoholics 


Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service

  • Provides information and referral services for people across BC needing help with any kind of substance abuse.

  • 604.660.9382   


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of Greater Vancouver


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) North Shore


Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous 

Avalon Women's Centre


  • BC211 is a free helpline providing information and referral for community, government and social services in BC.

  • Phone: 211


Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

D-Talks Youth Detox Link

  • For youth 12 to 21 requiring detox treatment services. D-Talks is staffed with social workers who can provide on-the-spot counselling and coping strategies. Hours are 9 am to 9 pm seven days a week

  • Toll-free: 1.866.658.1221

  • After hours: 604.872.4349


Gamblers Anonymous (GA) 

Here To Help


Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Raven Song Community Health Centre

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) ​​​


West Coast Alternatives Society


General Support & Finding a Doctor



HealthLink BC- Healthy Eating

604.732.9191 or 1.800.667.3438

Health Canada's Nutrition and Healthy Eating

If you have any questions about healthy eating, food, or nutrition:

  • Call 8-1-1 toll-free in B.C.

  • Deaf and hearing-impaired, call 7-1-1. 

You can speak to a health service representative who can connect you with one of our registered dietitians, who are available 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You can also leave a message after hours.

  • Website

  • Translations services are available in more than 130 languages.

  • HealthLinkBC Dietitians can also answer your questions by email. 



Crisis Centre of BC

  • Provides confidential, nonjudgmental, emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide. Call if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone. You don't have to be suicidal to call. 24 hours, 7 days.

  • 1.800.784.2433


Greater Vancouver Coastal Distress Line