British Columbia support directory

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The team at Dying With Dignity Canada has compiled a list of palliative and end-of-life care resources and support services in British Columbia to assist you and your loved ones, no matter your current stage of health. 

If you have specific questions about your end-of-life care, please contact your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, feel free to contact Dying With Dignity Canada’s free-to-use Support Program by emailing support@dyingwithdignity.ca or by calling us toll free at 1-844-395-3640.

For health advice and information, call Health Link at 811. The service is available 24/7, with services offered in English and translations available in more than 130 languages. If you are unable to dial 811, you can reach Health Link by calling 1-604-215-8110. Deaf and hearing-impaired residents can access Health Link by dialing 711. For more information about HealthLink BC, visit HealthLinkBC.ca

Bereavement services

Phone: 604-738-9950

Toll free: 1-877-779-2223

Email: contact@bcbh.ca

Phone: 604-738-9950

Toll free: 1-877-779-2223

Email: contact@bcbh.ca

Virtual On-line Zoom Group 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Open to all families and friends across Vancouver Island seeking support after MAID. For further information or to receive the ZOOM invitation, contact 250-886-1077. There is no cost to participate in this group.

www.lmgr.ca

Email: lmgr@lmgr.ca

Phone: 604-696-1060

Community support groups

Support Line: 1-877-520-3267

Phone: 250-384-0408

Disability support services

Website: www.bcands.bc.ca

Health care

Other end-of-life groups

Website: www2.gov.bc.ca

Website: www.fnha.ca

Phone: 604-693-6500

Toll free: 1-866-913-0033

Website: www.nidus.ca

Email: info@nidus.ca

Palliative care

Website: www2.gov.bc.ca

Website: www.bchpca.org

Phone: 604-267-7024

Toll free: 1-877-410-6297

Email: office@bchpca.org

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Have questions about whether you qualify for the program? Visit www.gov.bc.ca/pharmacare or call Health Insurance BC:

From the Lower Mainland, call 604-683-7151

From the rest of B.C., call 1-800-663-7100

Website: www.bcchildrens.ca

Canuck Place Intake coordinator:

Phone: 604-731-4847
Email: intake@canuckplace.org

Regional contacts

Home Health Service Line: 1-855-412-2121 (Trained staff are available to take your call seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific time. Translation services are also available.)

More information:

Fraser Health’s webpage on hospice palliative care

BC Cancer’s Pain & Symptom Management/Palliative Care service

BC Children’s Hospital Palliative Care

BC Renal Agency’s Palliative Care

Vancouver Coastal Health

Access lines for home and community care services:

North Shore
Phone: 604-986-7111

Richmond
Phone: 604-278-3361

Vancouver
Phone: 604-263-7377

Access lines for hospice palliative care

North Shore
Phone: 604-984-3131

Richmond
Phone: 604-278-3361

Vancouver
Phone: 604-263-7255 

Vancouver Coastal Health’s webpage on hospice palliative care

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