Health & Wellness

Abortion

Know Your Rights: The Access to Abortion Services Act

 

BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre

 

Elizabeth Bagshaw Women's Clinic

Every Woman's Health Centre

 

Options for Sexual Health Clinics

 

Pregnancy Options Referral Service

  • A province-wide toll-free confidential counselling, information and referral service for women who are pregnant 

  • 1.888.875.3163 or 604.875.3163

SEX SENSE Line 

  • A free and confidential sexual health resource and referral service available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (PST) 

  • 604.731.7803 or 1.800.739.7367 (outside the Lower Mainland)

  • Website

 

Willow Women's Clinic

Vancouver Youth Clinics

  • Vancouver youth clinics offer free and confidential sexual health services in a youth-friendly environment to individuals under 25 years old. Clinics are staffed by trained public health nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and youth counsellors. Youth are welcome to drop-in; no referrals, fees or identification are required. However, we do need youth to use their legal name for documentation purposes​

  • Website

Activism Opportunities

 

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Access Central

  • For referrals to detox and addiction housing services 

  • Provides housing information, screening, referral and placement services for adult men and women who are dealing with addiction issues

  • 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

  • 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

  • Offers low-barrier programs and services to support youth under the age of 25 who are in crisis or experiencing homelessness

  • Toll-free: 1.866.249.6884

  •  604.633.1472

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) 

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Raven Song Community Health Centre

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) ​​​

 

West Coast Alternatives Society

 
 
 

General Support & Finding a Doctor

 
 
 
 

Nutrition

HealthLink BC- Healthy Eating

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. 

 
 
 

Suicide

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