Vancouver General Hospital


Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is the province’s largest hospital (and Canada’s second largest hospital) offering specialized and tertiary services to residents in Vancouver and across the province. This facility is also a teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, housing teaching space for medical students and 500 postgraduate residents.  VGH is also home to one of the largest research institutes in Canada.

VGH is one of two accredited Level 1 Trauma Centres in BC and is one of the province’s main referral centres.  This hospital is acclaimed for exceptional care and breakthrough treatments that enable the best response to patients who are in need of medical attention and care.

A very large percentage of all stroke patients presenting or referred to VGH are now admitted to the Neurology service for acute management during the first 5-7 days of their post stroke care. From there the stroke pathway includes transfer to the UBCH Sub-acute Stroke Unit before moving on to appropriate rehabilitation facilities or home. This has resulted in an increase in the number of stroke patients cared for on neurology with a reduction in patients requiring a prolonged stay on the unit.

Vancouver General Hospital
899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

This 11-storey building located at the Vancouver General Hospital opened in 2006 and is a facility that provides highly coordinated care to patients by bringing together 40 hospital clinics and programs, nine UBC Faculty of Medicine programs, 195 physician offices, and 1,000+ staff, researchers and students in one location.  This centralized facility provides specialty clinics, medical education, physician teaching clinics and research to allow for efficiency during outpatient clinic visits, specialist visits, and diagnostic testing for patients.

Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

  • Neuromuscular Diseases Clinic – 8th Floor
    • Tel: 604-875-4405
    • Fax: 604-875-5867
  • Stroke Prevention Clinic – 8th Floor
    • Tel: 604-875-5295
    • Fax: 604-875-4374
  • Rapid Access Clinic – 3rd Floor, Station 4B
    • Tel: 604-875-4111 x22913
    • Fax:  604-875-4476
  • Epilepsy Clinic – 8th Floor
    • Tel: 604-875-4402
    • Fax: 604-875-4786

University of British Columbia Hospital


The UBC Hospital (UBCH) opened in 1968 and is located on the UBC Campus. UBCH hospital is made up of three different buildings:  the Purdy, Koerner and Detwiller Pavilions.  Koerner Pavilion houses specialty areas acute medicine, general surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, psychiatry and gerontology.

UBC Hospital has eight operating rooms, and 800 physicians and staff. Patients make approximately 21,600 clinic visits to the hospital, to clinics such as the Bladder Care Centre, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, Breast Reconstruction Program and the Operational Stress Injury (OSI) clinic. UBC Hospital features an Urgent Care Centre which offers specialized treatment for non-life threatening emergencies by emergency trained physicians and nurses.

Located inside Koerner Pavilion is the Brain Research Centre.  This facility employs more than 200 investigators and researchers with multidisciplinary expertise in neuroscience research ranging from the test tube, to the bedside, to industrial spin-offs.

UBC Hospital
2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5

  • Sleep Disorder Clinic – Purdy, Main floor
    • Tel: 604-822-7606
    • Fax: 604-822-9744
  • Neurology Medical Clinic – Koerner Pavilion, 2nd Floor
    • Tel: 604-822-7192
    • Fax: 604-822-1796
  • Headache Clinic – Koerner Pavilion, 2nd Floor
    • Tel: 604-822-1728
    • Fax: 604-822-7897

Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health


Building on the reputation of the Brain Research Centre, the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) is a medical hub for training, research, and clinical care, The DMCBH brings together experts in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation to provide patients with better access to the best possible treatments.  Some of the research  areas explored at the centre include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, mental health and addiction, stroke and neurotrauma, amongst others.

DMCBH is the most comprehensive brain care and research centre in Canada.  With the focus of scientific discovery through an integrated approach as one of the primary philosophies, this medical centre strives to make a profound impact in its patients’ quality of life.

The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
2215 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

  • Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders– 2nd Floor
    • Tel: 604-822-7031
    • Fax: 604-297-9684
  • Multiple Sclerosis Clinic – 1st Floor
    • Tel: 604-822-7131
    • Fax: 604-297-9685
  • Neuromyelitis Optica Clinic – 1st Floor
    • Tel: 604-822-7131
  • Huntington’s Clinic – 2nd Floor
    • Tel: 604-822-7366
    • Fax: 604-822-7970
  • Mood Disorders Clinic – 2nd Floor
    • Tel: 604-822-7512
    • Fax: 604-822-7922
  • Movement Disorders Clinic – 1st Floor
    • Tel: 604-822-7682
    • Fax: 604-822-7866

St. Paul’s Hospital


The St.Paul’s Hospital (SPH) is an acute care, teaching and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver.  SPH Division of Neurology is an important part of the clinical and teaching program of the UBC Division of Neurology. This division provides tertiary referral care for the Providence Health Care network as well as to the province more widely. The Division of Neurology at SPH comprises a faculty of 10 clinicians and clinician scientists and has continued its longstanding traditions of excellence in clinical teaching and patient care. SPH is home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, including heart and lung services, HIV/AIDS, mental health, emergency, critical care, kidney care, elder care and many other surgical specialties.

In addition, active participation in clinical neurological research programs continues as well. The inpatient activities of the Division are based at St. Paul’s Hospital. However, active and busy consultative services are maintained at St. Paul’s Hospital, Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital and B.C. Women’s Hospital.

St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

  • Rapid Access Neurology Clinic
    • Tel: 604-875-5295
    • Fax: 604-875-4374
  • EMG In and Outpatient Clinic
    • Tel: 604-806-8646
    • Fax: 604-806-8624
  • EEG and Evoked Potentials Clinic
    • Tel: 604-806-8650
    • Fax: 604-806-8624

BC Children’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is the only full-service, pediatric acute care hospital in the province.  This teaching and research facility specializes in children’s medicine and offers a diverse range of inpatient, outpatient and tertiary care for children.  Affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, this hospital serves as a teaching hospital for infant and pediatric care.  This hospital focuses on providing health care for patients from birth to age 18, and also operates the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, which provides services to children and youth with developmental disabilities.

BC Children’s Hospital offers clinics, emergency services, surgery, intensive care, transplants, genetics, and pediatric health care.  This hospital also conducts research in allergies & asthma, critical care, dermatology, general pediatrics, medical genetics, pharmacy, radiology, among a wide variety of other areas.

BC Childrens’ Hospital
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

  • Neurology Clinic – Ambulatory Care Building
    • Tel: 604-875-2121
    • Fax: 604-875-2285

G. F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre

G. F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre is the largest rehabilitation hospital in British Columbia that provides inpatient, outpatient, outreach and clinical support services, including:  Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Arthritis and Neuromusculoskeletal programs.  GF Strong is partnered with communities to address the needs of people with disabilities throughout British Columbia and the Yukon since 1949.  It provides short-term, intensive rehab that is client-centred and goal oriented.  It is also affiliated with the University of British Columbia and other academic organizations, and participates in leading rehabilitation and teaching.

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
4255 Laurel St.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2G9

Tel: 604-734-1313
Fax: 604-730-7904

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic
    • Tel: 604- 737-6320

BC Cancer Agency

BC Cancer Agency, a provincial government-funded treatment and research organization, provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of BC, with the quality of patient care as one of the main foci.  BC Cancer’s mandate covers the continuum of cancer care:  prevention and screening; diagnosis, treatment and supportive care; through to rehabilitation, survivorship and end of life care.

BC Cancer Agency
600 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6

  • Neuro-Oncology Clinic
    • Tel: 604-877-6000 ex. 2193

Eye Care Centre

This facility provides comprehensive care, diagnosis, examinations and treatments for patients with complex, eye related issues and conditions, including: glaucoma, retina, internal eye, external diseases, eye cancers and Graves’ disease.  Other services include: internal and external eye surgery, photo dynamic therapy, eye prosthetics, eye ultrasounds, a visual field laboratory, and a research laboratory. The Eye Care Centre also provides an outpatient clinic and surgical daycare unit through Vancouver General  Hospital.

Eye Care Centre
2550 Willow Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3N9

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
    • Tel: 604-875-4121