Very nearly wherever you are in the world, there is likely agency that answers a 24/7 hotline, offering free health advice or consultation. In Canada, this line is answered by registered nurses, though depending on where you are your mileage may vary. Here are as many as we could find: Canada AB – Health Link […]
Posts Categorized: General Health Issues
SFU offers a clinic, vaccinations, counselling and physiotherapy to currently enrolled students but also features some excellent web-based resources, including interactive blogs on nutrition & sexual health, a resource list with info on popular health topics and audio/video recordings for use in relaxation, yoga and mindfulness exercises.
Listing of Greater Vancouver area Youth Clinics. Youth clinics (up to age 24) are free and confidential, and offer counselling and support on all medical, health, sexual and wellness-related issues. No appointment, Care Card (usually) or parental accompaniment required.
The Town Plaza Medical Clinic in Whistler provides health care services to residents and visitors seven days a week. In addition to general practice and family medicine, the clinic also provides urgent care, minor emergency services, counselling, travel medicine (including immunizations), prenatal & baby care, and occupational health care.
Three Bridges provides free primary care health services by an interdisciplinary team to marginalized populations residing in the West End, Yaletown, Fairview Slopes, downtown and downtown South areas of Vancouver.
Qmunity is a community centre in the west end of Vancouver that provides services to the lesbian/gay/transgender/bisexual/queer community, including Prideline, Gab Youth drop-in & support programs, support groups, counselling and the Bute Street Clinic.
Located in White Rock, BC, provides free and confidential health care for youths aged 12-21. General medical issues, sexual health (including free STI testing and free birth control) mental health assessments and referrals, as well as addictions assessments and counselling.
Ability Online is a virtual community where young people with disabilities and/or illnesses can connect with each other, as well as mentors and trained volunteers, 24 hours a day.
Formerly known separately as BC Nurse Line, Dial-A-Dietitian, Pharmacist After Hours, and BC HealthGuide, Healthlink BC is one central number for 24-hour non-emergency health info: 8-1-1. Nurses are available 24/7; Pharmacists 5pm-9am every day; and dietitians from 9a-5p weekdays.
A monthly support group devoted to 18-30’s diagnosed with cancer.