The Women's Health Collective is a non-profit organization that provides a safe & welcoming environment for all women seeking health information and services
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Services

We are open Monday-Friday from 11am-7pm.

We offer hot lunch and snacks, beverages, hygiene items, clothing, access to washrooms, a safe space to sit down, and computers with internet access.

 

What services are still being offered?

  • Access to fresh produce through the first community fridge set up in Vancouver! It’s stocked up regularly by folx from the Vancouver Community Fridge Project.
  • Naturopathic services offered in partnership with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – Boucher Campus (Wednesdays & Fridays).
  • Counselling – and it’s one of our highest-requested services. Honestly, we have trouble keeping up with the demand! Even since adding more counselling access, our waitlist still grows daily.Reach out to us if you would like to be added to the counselling waitlist.We are actively seeking funding opportunities to bolster our capacity to meet the need. Consider donating to our Canada Helps or Paypal Giving page to help us reach our goal of hiring 2 new counsellors by next year.

If you are an existing patient and you urgently need to reach your Nurse Practitioner, please call 604-875-3290. Please note the NPs are unable to take on new patients.

If you are experiencing a high fever, new cough, and severe difficulty breathing, please attend an urgent care centre in your area.

Note : The COVID19 testing site at 429 Alexander street is temporarily closed, effective Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Staff from this clinic will be assisting with the ongoing DTES vaccine campaign. Please note the following alternate testing locations:  http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/covid-19-testing

If you are requiring a mobile test for an inner city resident,  or are concerned about some presenting with symptoms of COVID 19, please call  the COVID assessment line 604-290-3208.

If you are looking for medical information about COVID-19: Call: 8-1-1 (available in 100+ languages)

If you are looking for non-medical information about COVID-19:

  • Call: 1-888-COVID-19 (available in 100+ languages)
  • Text: 604-630-0300
Opening Hours
HOURS OF OPERATION

Drop-in Centre / Respite site

Monday to Friday 11am-7pm
*Closed Dec 24th, 25th, + Jan 1st

 

Yoga

Thursdays 2pm to 3pm

 

Counselling (By Appointment)

Wellness Counselling Services

Available on a limited basis, visit our counselling page to sign up for the waitlist form.

Naturopathic clinic (including acupuncture)

Naturopathic clinic open Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays 9:30am-4:30pm

Please call (604) 736-5262 to make your first appointment!
Nurse Practitioner – Community Clinic

Closed until further notice.

Existing clients, call: 604-875-3290

New clients – no openings at this time

Medical records must be faxed to 604-875-3009

Please Note: We are a Scent-Free Space

Thank you for your consideration

About Us

We at the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective are a non-profit organization helping self-identified women foster health, wellness and equity through feminist approaches to advocacy, shared knowledge and low-barrier programs and services.

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Donations welcome!

We are gladly accepting donations of clean clothing, lightly used makeup, oral hygiene products, and new socks & underwear! Thank you!

We are hiring!

Application is open until filled. Start date: Immediate

Together with the steering committee of community partners, VWHC and Central City Foundation are piloting a program of coordinated services and supports delivered in concert with a custom-built transitional housing project located at the Cosmopolitan Hotel to provide a safe haven within which women will pursue their journeys to healing and wellness. We are hiring a 2 year, full-time contract position

Cosmo women’s transition program Coordinator

 

Read VWHC’s submission to the Special committee on reforming the Police Act

VWHC board chair, Bina Salimath, was invited to make a presentation to the Special Committee on July 22, 2021, along with other Feminists Deliver members.

The role of the Special Committee is to make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly on reforms related to the modernization and sustainability of policing under the Police Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 367); the role of police with respect to complex social issues including mental health and wellness, addictions and harm reduction; the scope of systemic racism within BC’s police agencies; and whether there are measures necessary to ensure a modernized Police Act is consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007).