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Medical Services

There are no reciprocal healthcare arrangements between Canada and other countries. Non-Canadians usually pay cash up front for treatment, so taking out travel insurance with a medical-cover component is strongly advised. Medical treatment in Canada is expensive: hospital beds can cost up to $2500 a day for nonresidents.


The following walk-in clinics cater to visitors:

Care Point Medical Centre Branches at Commercial Dr and in the West End. For additional locations, see Appointments not necessary.

Stein Medical Clinic Appointments not necessary.

Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre Specializing in travel shots; appointments necessary.

Ultima Medicentre Appointments not necessary.

Emergency Rooms

Vancouver's emergency rooms include the following:

BC Children's Hospital

St Paul's Hospital Downtown accident-and-emergency hospital.

Vancouver General Hospital


Vancouver is well stocked with pharmacies.

Shoppers Drug Mart