Health, Medical & Wellness Resources

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Websites

BC Centre for Disease Control
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) investigates and evaluates the occurrence of communicable diseases in BC and is the provincial reporting centre.

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. Each year, CMHA provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.

Health Canada
Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.

HealthLinkBC
Call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse, dietitian, or pharmacist.

Healthy Canadians
A Government of Canada website that gives you access to reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and safety relating to many aspects of our lives.

Kids Help Phone Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people.

Kelty Mental Health Resources Centre
Information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges affecting youth and young adults.

MedlinePlus
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

PLOS Medicine
Public Library of Science: Independent medical journal.

Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada aims to promote health, prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries & infectious diseases. They also prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

SeniorsBC
Provides BC seniors with resources for planning and living a healthy life as they age. Seniors’ families and caregivers will find great information here, too.

WebMD
Excellent information on any health topic in an easy to understand format.

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO provides information, reports, and data pertaining to a variety of health topics.