Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to find out if you or your family members need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. The Self-Assessment Tool is available online or as an App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. This resource is available 24 hours a day.
If you have health questions, you can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 toll-free in B.C., or if you are deaf and hard of hearing, call 7-1-1 or contact us through Video Relay Services (VRS). Give VRS the number 604-215-5101 to call us. Translation services are available in more than 130 languages. If you have non-health related questions about topics such as child care, travel or business call Service BC at 1-888-268-4319.
Call 1-888-COVID-19 (1-888-268-4319) if you have other questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, such as who is getting it and when.
Urgent and Primary Care Centres
Urgent and Primary Care Centres are opening across the province to improve access to primary care. They provide an alternative to visiting emergency departments for issues that do not need to be seen in a hospital. For example, patients who require medical attention within 12 to 24 hours for something like a sprain, minor cut or burn can visit an Urgent and Primary Care Centre. Some are open during evenings and weekends.
Urgent and Primary Care Centres In Your Area
Urgent and Primary Care Centres are available in many communities across B.C. Visit our Urgent and Primary Care Centres page to learn more about the centres and find a location near you.
Food for Thought
Canada’s new Food Guide is here! Health Canada has released an updated guide that will inform healthy eating policy for Canadians.
Learn more about Canada’s Food Guide and new resources that can help you make food choices that support your health and wellbeing.
HealthLinkBC Files are easy-to-understand 2-page facts sheets on a range of public health and safety topics. They provide information on key health topics such as childhood and adult disease prevention, healthy eating, food safety, immunization, and environmental health hazards.
Translations are available in Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The HealthLinkBC Directory provides listings for health services provided by the provincial government, provincial health authorities, and non-profit agencies across the province.
You can search for walk-in clinics, emergency rooms, hospitals, mental health programs, home care programs, pharmacy services, laboratory services, and more. Search by keyword or try our Guided Search to narrow down your search results by category.
Our health service navigators can help you find health information or health services, or connect you with a nurse, dietitian, or pharmacist. Call 8-1-1 to speak with a navigator anytime of the day or night.
Our registered nurses can help you with your non-emergency health concerns. They can answer your questions and provide health and treatment advice. Call 8-1-1 to speak with a nurse anytime of the day or night.
Our qualified exercise professionals can answer your physical activity questions and offer advice. Call 8-1-1 to speak with an exercise professional Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm PT, or Email Physical Activity Services.