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Public Health

Health programs and services to keep people healthy, prevent injury and illness, and promote health and wellness in the community.

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VCH Public Health aims to improve the health and well-being of residents.

We work to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life in our communities.

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Health protection, permits & licensing

15 services

Climate change & health

0 services

Dental health

3 services

Harm reduction

6 services

Healthy communities and population health

1 services

Immunization

0 services

Nutrition & Dietitian services

24 services

Public Health Units

6 services

Speech & language therapy

3 services

Pregnancy

9 services

Infants to 18 months

12 services

Preschoolers

9 services

Toddlers

10 services

School health

6 services

Sexual health

5 services

Public Health services A to Z

Browse the complete A to Z list of available Public Health services.

Services

  • Air Quality Programs

  • Community Care Facilities Inspections

  • Dental Public Health Children's Program

  • Food Asset Maps

  • Health Promotion Grants

  • Hearing Services

  • Immunization Clinics

  • Influenza and COVID-19 Immunization

  • Paediatric Nursing Support Services

  • Paediatric Teams

  • Prenatal & Early Years Program

  • Public Health Dietitian Services

  • Speech & Language Services

  • Supervised Consumption and Overdose Prevention Sites

  • Tobacco & Vapour Reduction Program

  • Travel Clinic and Vaccination Clinic

  • Youth Clinics

Taking action to improve health

Get a glimpse into some of the key issues and actions that our teams take to promote health and wellness in the Vancouver Coastal region. While this report only captures a fraction of the work that we undertake, we hope that it provides you with a better understanding of how Public Health supports you and your community in living longer and healthier lives.

Physicians’ and Nurse Practitioners’ update

The Physicians’ and Nurse Practitioners’ update is a regular publication by the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer and contains the latest practice-related information for general practitioners and nurse practitioners across the Vancouver health region.

Measles immunizations

Please visit our measles topic page for information on immunizations, obtaining immunization records, and eligibility.

Learn more about measles and immunizations

More on Public Health

Extreme cold

Vision services for children

Community health profiles

Community wellness reports

Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site Relocated

Management of gastroenteritis infections in shelters, drop-ins, and social housing facilities

Diseases to report

Facts about antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Community vaccine provider resources

Used needles and condoms

How infections are spread

Cleaning and sanitizing

Cover your cough and sneeze

Wildfire smoke

Extreme heat

Communicable disease control

Decriminalization of controlled substances for personal use

Donate to Vancouver Coastal Health's Population Health Fund

Immunization for infants and toddlers

Immunization for adults

Outbreaks & pandemics

Child Health Passport

Air quality monitoring projects

Indoor air quality

Storms and flooding

VCH Public Health urges public to make influenza vaccine a priority ahead of holiday season

VCH clinics to offer new combination bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for fall booster campaign

VCH Heat Warning guidance for Howe Sound and Sunshine Coast

VCH Heat Warning guidance for Howe Sound and Central Coast regions

Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Heat Warning guidance

Vancouver Coastal Health welcomes back 283 hospital food-service workers

Limited, temporary disruption to Squamish General Hospital maternity services in early July

Lower Mainland health authorities urge residents to take precautions during the Heat Warning

Preparing for summer weather

Vancouver Coastal Health public health issues e-scooter safety guidance

Increase in norovirus cases associated with consumption of raw oysters

After delivering more than 600,000 doses, vaccination clinic at the Vancouver Convention Centre winds down operations

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Fraserview Retirement Community

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at three facilities

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Detwiller Pavillion (UBC Hospital)

Stem cell-based treatment produces insulin in patients with Type 1 diabetes

Vancouver Coastal Health to hold Open Board Forum on November 25

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Edgemont Village

B.C. launches first accredited PPE testing lab in Western Canada

VCH issues hepatitis A public exposure notification for Whistler business Splitz Grill

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Lions Gate

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Cooper Place

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at OPAL

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Louis Brier Home and Hospital

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Arbutus Care Centre

Public Health officials urge Lower Mainland residents to remain vigilant in taking precautions during high temperatures

Vancouver Coastal Health’s canine scent detection team now detecting COVID-19

Extreme Heat Alert

Public Health officials urge Lower Mainland residents to take precautions during anticipated high temperatures

Vancouver Coastal Health transitioning COVID-19 clinic operations

Take steps to minimize exposure to smoky air this weekend

Public Health officials provide guidance ahead of high temperatures this weekend

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Hollyburn House

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Minoru Residence in Richmond

Vancouver Coastal Health update on extreme heat conditions

Extreme Heat Alert

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Hollyburn House

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Minoru Residence in Richmond

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Richmond Hospital and Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport long-term

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Lions Gate Hospital; declares outbreak at Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport Long-term care home

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Richmond Hospital

High-transmission neighbourhood residents 30 years of age and older eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Lions Gate Hospital

Kensington neighbourhood residents 40 years of age and older eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination

Squamish residents 40 years of age and older eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 update for Whistler

COVID-19 update for Whistler

Whistler vaccination program expands to all eligible adults 18 years of age and older living or working in Whistler

Adult residents living and working in Whistler now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

The next age group within Vancouver Coastal Health can now register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre

The next age group within Vancouver Coastal Health can now book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

COVID-19 update for Whistler

Vancouver Coastal Health invites the next age group to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Vancouver Coastal Health invites next age group of seniors to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Vancouver Coastal Health’s statement on the one-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver Coastal Health now invites seniors age 85 and older to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

VCH opens COVID-19 vaccination clinics to eligible seniors and Indigenous people on March 15

HIV/AIDS surveillance

Immunization coverage

Notifications of infectious diseases

Overdose surveillance

Information about opioids

Benzodiazepines (Benzos)

Immunization after care for children

Immunization records

Immunization for school-aged children

Information for current grant holders

Child care

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