Vancouver in detail

Health & insurance

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 services cater to visitors:

Care Point Medical & Wellness Clinics Appointments not necessary but can be booked online. See for locations.

Stein International Medical Clinic Appointments not necessary.

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

Ultima Medicentre Appointments not necessary.

Emergency Rooms


Vancouver is well stocked with pharmacies.

Shoppers Drug Mart