Medical Services Plan:
Vancouver: 604 683-7151
Other : Toll-free: 1 800 663-7100
From Vancouver, call 604-683-7151
From the rest of B.C., call toll-free 1-800-663-7100
Income assistance and other benefits phone line:
Service BC Phone Line:
Vancouver: 604 660-2421
Elsewhere in BC: 1-800-663-7867
Red book online
Vancouver Coastal Website
Lists community clinics and their various resources
BC Nurse Line: 604-215-4700
Raven Song Community Health Centre
604-709-6400, 2450 Ontario Street
Provides health care services by doctors and nurses 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday; appointment required. Parent and child services include newborn home visits, child health clinics, parent-infant/toddler groups, speech/language services for children up to age five and adults, childhood and adult update immunizations, and health programs in schools. Services for seniors and people with disabilities include home nursing, home support, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy; and referrals to meal programs, adult day centres, and residential care facilities. Offers home-based palliative care and referrals to hospices. Serves the Midtown Community Health Area, which includes Mount Pleasant, Kensington, Little Mountain/Riley Park, and South Cambie. Also houses the Bridge Community Health Clinic, described independently in this ‘community health centres/clinics’ section.
Your Rights as a Patient:
Medical Services Branch Extra Billing Review Process
The Medical Services Branch investigates reports from patients about charges they believe contravene the Medicare Protection Act. If you wish to have charges in connection with insured MSP benefits investigated, submit the details in writing to the address below. Be sure to include your Personal Health Number and any documentation and receipts.
Administrator – Extra Billing
Medical Services Branch
Ministry of Health
3rd Floor, 1515 Blanshard St.
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3C8
Fax: 250 952-3133
BC Health Coalition Campaigns:
Campaigns and actions against privatization and to support continuing care services. Learn about your rights as a patient.
Complaints about physician conduct:
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia