Whistler Healthcare Services

In Whistler, there are good medical services. Usually if you have a medical emergency you can get help in Whistler itself. However, for any specialist or surgical services you will usually need to travel, either to Squamish or Vancouver. This will include hospital stays, having a baby, as well as many medical tests.  If you want to see a specialist you have to see your family doctor (your GP) first. Then your family doctor (GP) contacts a specialist. The specialist’s office will then contact you to make an appointment.

Whistler Health Care Centre (WHCC) at 4380 Lorimer Road provides urgent and emergency care.  Telephone: 604-932-4911.   It has a general doctor’s office, as well as X-ray, CT, a laboratory for tests and other medical services.

Clinics/doctors (GPs) in Whistler

Coast Medical Clinic: Address: 110-4350 Lorimer Road in the IGA Marketplace, across from the post office.  All patients welcome by appointment or walk in.  Open 7 days a week: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 8pm, weekends 9 am to 7 pm  Tel. 604-905-5130 Website: coastmedical.ca

Northlands Medical Clinic: Address: 101-4359 Main Street, in the Summit Lodge complex. Scheduled appointments same day. Walk-ins accepted depending on availability. Open 6 or 7 days a week depending on the season. Tel. 604-932-8362 Facebook Page: northlandsclinic

Town Plaza Medical Clinic:  Address: 40-4314 Main Street, across from the library.  Open 7 days/week.  No appointment necessary.  Tel. 604-905-7089 Website: medicalclinicwhistler.com

Whistler Medical Clinic:  Address: 4380 Lorimer Road, in the Whistler Health Care Centre, on the second floor.  Open 7 days a week.  Appointments in advance recommended during office hours to avoid long waits. Tel. 604-932-3977 Website: whistlermedicalclinic.com

Pharmacies           

Nesters Market: Tel. 604-905-0429 Pharmacy hours 8am to 10pm daily

Rexall Marketplace: Tel. 604-932-2303 Pharmacy hours 9am to 9pm daily.

Rexall Village Square: Tel. 604-932-4251 Pharmacy hours 9am to 9pm daily.                      .

Shoppers Drug Mart, in Whistler Village below Earl’s: Tel. 604-905-5556 Pharmacy hours 9am to 9pm daily.

Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Massage Therapy

When you have back pain or joint problems, there are a number of physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage clinics in Whistler.

Peak Performance: Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Tel. 604-932-7555 http://peakperformancephysio.com/

Whistler Chiropractic: Tel. 604-932-1922 http://www.whistlerchiropractic.com/

LifeMark: Physiotherapy.  Marketplace: Tel. 604-932-4001 http://www.whistlerphysio.com/

Eye tests and prescriptions

Whistler Eye Clinic: Tel. 604-932-2600 http://www.whistlereyeclinic.com/

Dentists

AARM Dental Group: Tel. 604-966-0599 http://www.aarm-dental.com/locations/whistler/

Creekside Dental: Tel. 604-938-1550 http://www.smilewhistler.com/

Whistler Dental: Tel. 604-932-3677 http://www.whistlerdental.com/

Other Wellness services

VCH Mental Health & Addiction Services offers individual counseling and support for mental health and/or addiction concerns (depression, anxiety, and substance misuse).  Open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.  604-698-6455. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please call 604-932-4911 or go directly to the Whistler Health Care Centre Emergency Department.

Crisis Centre Distress Line24hr service.  Call 1-866-661-3311 to speak to someone if you are in crisis or distress.  http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433): 24hr service, call if you are having thoughts of suicide or need to speak to someone.

BC 211Dial 2-1-1 to get free, confidential, multilingual information and referrals to a full range of community, social and government services.

Call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.  www.bc211.ca

Ministry of Children & Families Development Youth Counseling: for kids under 19 years old with mental health issues such as trauma, mental illness and depression.  Call 1-866-823-5374

For more information on youth depression and a comprehensive list of resources: http://www.thekeltyfoundation.org/resources_list.php

RCMP Victim Services: offers information, emotional support, and assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes or traumas.  Call 604-905-1969

Whistler Community Services Society offers outreach services (counseling, drug and alcohol misuse, etc.) for youth and adults, and other programs: http://www.mywcss.org/pages/programs-services

SAFE Clinic:  provides confidential service for STI testing and treatment, reduced-cost birth control, free HIV testing and pregnancy counseling. Located on the second floor of the Whistler Health Care Centre, the SAFE Clinic is open every Tuesday 4:30pm – 7:30pm year round, and in the winter Thursdays 5pm – 7pm. Grab some free condoms from the dispenser on the ground floor near the exit anytime.  604-932-3202