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Health & Wellness


North Vancouver Options for Sexual Health Clinic: Parkgate Community Centre

Willow Women's Clinic

Every Woman's Health Centre

Elizabeth Bagshaw Women's Clinic

CARE at the BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre

Emergency Contraception Hotline

  • 1-888-668-2528

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.

Pregnancy Options Referral Service

  • 1-888-875-3163 or 604-875-3163

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.


Pregnancy Options Line (operated by CARE @ BC Women's Hospital)

  • 604-875-3163 or 1-888-875-3163 outside the Lower Mainland.

SEX SENSE Line (operated by Options for Sexual Health)

  • 604-731-7803, or 1-800-Sex-Sense (739-7367) outside the Lower Mainland.

Options for Sexual Health Clinics

       Offers pregnancy testing and counselling, resources, and referrals

Addiction & Substance Abuse

AA North Shore

Alano Club of the North Shore

Avalon Women's Centre

Raven Song Community Health Centre

West Coast Alternatives Society

Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service

  • (604) 660-9382   Provides information and referral services for people across BC needing help with any kind of substance abuse.

  • Phone: 211

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

D-Talks Youth Detox Link

  • Toll-free: 1(866) 658-1221
  • After hours: (604) 872-4349

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

Access Central

  • Toll-free: 1(866) 658-1221

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


Breast Cancer

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Canadian Breast Cancer Network 

Health Link Managing the pain


Family Services of the North Shore

Hollyburn Family Services

Living Systems


Finding a Dentist

Reduced Fee Services



General Support & Finding a Doctor

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Women's Health Collective

For more information on resources and health care professionals dial 811

HealthLink BC

Canadian Women's Health Network




Westcoast Women's Clinic for Midlife Health

Lonsdale Women's Clinic

 Centre For Pelvic Floor

Health Link Facts

Mental Health

Here To Help

Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health Services

Mental Health Information Line

e Mental Health Information Site

Canadian Mental Health Association

Mind Check

North Shore Schizophrenia Society

North Shore Association for the Mentally Handicapped

Unity Housing

Kelty Mental Health - for children, youth & families

  • 604-875-2084
  • 1-800-665-1822
  • E-mail:

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia

  • 1.604.873.0103

Eating Disorders


Nutrition Information Society of BC

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.

Eating Disorders


Pregnancy & Reproductive Health

BC Women's Hospital Resource Page on Pregnancy Options

Midwives Association of British Columbia

Doula Association of British Columbia

Maternity Services - Lions Gate Hospital

Midwifery Care North Shore

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Pomegranate Community Midwives

UBC Centre for Reproductive Health

Genesis Fertility Centre

  • 604-879-3032
  • 1-800-753-0111

Grace Fertility Centre

  • 604-558-4886

Olive Fertility Centre

  • 604-559-9950

Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine

  • 604-422-7276
  • 1-866-481-7276



Medical Services Plan of BC

Pacific Blue Cross

Sexual Health & STDs

North Vancouver SAFE Clinic (Options for Sexual Health)

West Vancouver SAFE Clinic

  • 604.904.6200

Facts of Life Line

Opt Vancouver

Options for Sexual Health (Provincial Office)
We've got answers.

Canadian source for reliable, evidence-based and up-to-date information on women's health and lifestyle issues. Most of the information on is also available in French on sister site,


Greater Vancouver Coastal Distress Line

Crisis Centre of BC 1-800-784-2433
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.