Say no to wait times. See a doctor online in Vancouver.

With approximately 2.5 million residents in the metro area, Vancouver, British Columbia is a huge city! Large populations often mean longer wait times at the doctor’s office. Increasingly, it is harder and harder to find a doctor accepting patients in Vancouver. Walk-in clinics, when available, are often packed with patients.

This is where Walk In can help. Our team of online physicians can help address your needs so that you feel better, faster.

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FAQs

Want to learn more about walk-in clinics and medical care in Vancouver, BC? We can help! Here are some frequently asked questions.

Where can I find a walk-in clinic in Vancouver?

Vancouver has many walk-in clinics. You can use Google or Google Maps to help locate a walk-in clinic in Vancouver. Walk-in clinics tend to function on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is best to call ahead of time to see if they still have room to accept more patients. There are also certain websites, such as Medimap, that list local walk-in clinics in the Vancouver area.

What kind of issues can be addressed at a walk-in clinic in Vancouver?

Walk-in clinics in Vancouver provide routine and non-urgent medical care. Some examples of medical issues seen at walk-in clinics include:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Rashes and insect bites
  • Seasonal allergies and minor allergic reactions
  • Minor infections
  • General questions regarding your health
  • Refills for stable medications

Which hospitals are located in Vancouver?

There are several world-class hospitals located in Vancouver, BC. These are Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, BC Children’s Hospital, and BC Women’s Hospital.

Where are the emergency departments in Vancouver?

The two largest hospitals in Vancouver (Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital) both have emergency departments that are open 24/7. There is also the BC Children’s Hospital Emergency Department which is open 24/7. Mount Saint Joseph Hospital also has an emergency department, which as of 2021, is open from 8 am to 8 pm.

What is the local Divisions of Family Practice in Vancouver?

The Vancouver Division of Family Practice is a leader and facilitator of primary care. They have worked to create an engaged physician community and collaborative health care system in Vancouver. They are a not-for-profit society funded by the Government of BC and Doctors of BC and work in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, and other community organizations. Building off the rich and diverse ways that family doctors provide primary care, the overarching goal of the Vancouver Division is to support our physician members and advocate that they get the necessary tools to look after their patients. They can be found at 202 – 777 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J7.

Is there an urgent care centre in Vancouver?

There are several urgent care centres in Vancouver. These include:

  • City Centre Urgent Primary Care Centre at 1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 0A3
  • Northeast Urgent and Primary Care Centre at 102-2788 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z9
  • REACH Urgent and Primary Care Centre at 1145 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3X3
A full list of Urgent Care Centres can be found here.  

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