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.

  • Dance | Wednesdays @ 11:30AM
  • Yoga | Thursday @ 2PM
  • Nails With Jenni | The 2nd last Friday of Every Month
  • Knitting Circle | Rotating Dates Monthly
  • Storytelling Workshop | Rotating Dates Monthly

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.
    We are actively seeking funding opportunities to bolster our capacity to meet the need. Reach out to us if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

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

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

Counselling (By Appointment)

Wellness Counselling Services

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

NEW! Naturopathic clinic (including acupuncture)

Naturopathic clinic open Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm or Fridays 9:30am-4:30pm
Note: naturopathic clinic operates onsite on a staggered schedule:

Please call (604) 736-5262 to make your first appointment!

 

Yoga (Drop-In)

Thursdays   2PM

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!

We are looking for our next executive director!

VWHC is committed to nurturing a culture of decolonization and aims for it’s team to be representative of the women who use our space. We hold that the theory of feminism, and the practice it is based on, is continually framed over time by our life experiences.  If you are interested in furthering health equity, with a dedicated team of staff, peers and volunteers, click here for the full job description! Applications are open until end of day, September 7, 2021.

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).