Rehabilitation Programs

Members of the University of British Columbia Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice in centres across the province. A variety of facilities within each Health Authority offer inpatient, outpatient, general, and specialized rehabilitation services. Specialized rehabilitation programs and facilities are managed by their corresponding health authorities. This is separate from individually practicing physiatrist who offer community consultation through their private offices.

More information about each rehabilitation program, contact information, and referral information can be found on each centres’ respective pages.

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Address: 4255 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2G9
Contact Phone Number: (604) 734-1313
Website Link: GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

Lions Gate Hospital
Address: 230 13th St. E. North Vancouver British Columbia V7L2L7
Website Link: Lions Gate Hospital Intensive Rehabilitation Program

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia’s largest rehabilitation centre. As a freestanding facility, G.F. Strong provides inpatient, outpatient, outreach, and clinical support services to clients/patients through four unique programs: Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Arthritis, and Neuromusculoskeletal. Through its affiliation with the University of British Columbia and other academic organizations, G.F Strong participates in leading rehabilitation teaching and research.

Lions Gate Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient Physiatry consultation and coordination with its interdisciplinary rehabilitation programs. High intensity rehabilitation and neuro focussed rehab services are available for inpatients of the acute care hospital, patients recently discharged, and patients living in the community. Physiatrists provide outreach services via telehealth to the communities on the Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky Corridor.

Providence Health Care

Holy Family Hospital
Address: 7801 Argyle Street Vancouver, BC, V5P 3L6
Website Link: Holy Family Hospital

Holy Family Hospital is one of the largest rehabilitation hospitals in British Columbia. Their programs offer intensive inpatient and outpatient therapy to older adults who suffer impairment from a variety of conditions including: arthritis, strokes, or significant orthopedic injuries. Rehabilitation therapy is also provided for recovery after major surgeries including hip, knee, and ankle replacements, as well as amputations.

Rehabilitation services are accessed on a referral basis

Fraser Health Care Authority

Queens Park Rehabilitation Centre
Address: 315 McBride Boulevard New Westminster B.C. V3L 5E8
Website Link: Queens Park Rehabilitation Hospital

Laurel Place Rehabilitation Centre
Address: 9688 137a St. Surrey BC V3T 4H9
Website Link: Laurel Place rehabilitation

Queens Park Rehabilitation Hospital is located in New Westminster and offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for patients in the Fraser Valley. It is the largest Rehabilitation Facility in the Fraser Valley with 60 beds. It is also the site location for Rehabilitation Medicine Leadership in the Fraser Valley. Division members practicing at Queens Park Rehabilitation Hospital provide consultation services to the regions major trauma centre at the Royal Columbian Hospital

Inpatient rehabilitation services include a locked Acquired Brain Injury unit, high intensity stroke rehabilitation beds, and a neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation ward servicing amputees and patients with neurologic injuries such as incomplete SCI and neuropathy.

Laurel Place is located adjacent to Surrey Memorial Hospital. It houses the intensive rehabilitation program accessible to patients of Surrey Memorial Hospital and the surrounding communities. Division members practicing at Surrey Memorial Hospital offer consultation services through this facility.

Vancouver Island Health Care Authority

Victoria General Hospital
Address: 1 Hospital Way, Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5

Royal Jubilee Hospital
Address: 1952 Bay St, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Address: 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7

Division members are primarily based in Victoria and Nanaimo. They provide consultation to acute care and community patients. Intensive inpatient rehabilitation services are offered at four units in the Island Health Region: Two units based in Victoria General Hospital, one at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, and one at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital offers inpatient high-intensity and slow stream rehabilitation services. Outpatient high intensity Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech Language Therapies (SLP) are offered as well. Regional centres at the Comox Valley Hospital and Campbell River Hospital also offer outpatient PT, OT, and SLP.

Several division members provide distributed consultation services to interior, west coast, and northern island regions.

Website Link: Vancouver Island Health Authority Adult Rehabilitation Services

Interior Health Authority

Kelowna General Hospital
Address: 2268 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2

Royal Inland Hosptial

Royal Inland Hospital
Address: 311 Columbia St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T

General rehabilitation services are offered at sites throughout the interior of British Columbia. More specialized neurological and intensive rehabilitation programs are supported by Physiatrists at Kelowna General Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

Kelowna General Hospital is a Tertiary Care Level Hospital operated by the Interior Health Authority that provides medical care for the Central Okanagan area and surrounding regions. A variety of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services are provided through this centre.

Royal Inland Hospital is centered in Kamloops and offers Tertiary Centre Rehabilitation Services for Interior Health West. A full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services are offered including: Stroke, Brain Injury, Amputee, Multi-trauma, Complex Orthopaedics, Hand, Psychiatric, and Medical Subspecialty. As a level II Trauma Centre, Rehabilitation Medicine Specialists are integrated with a full spectrum of medical, surgical, and allied health subspecialists.

Website Link: Interior Health Rehabilitation Services

Northern Health Authority and Yukon Health

Division members are not formally affiliated with Northern Health or with the Yukon Health Authority. Physiatry services are provided to patients in these regions through outreach clinics that operate in a variety or northern and regional centres.

Provincial Health Services Authority

The Provincial Health Services Authority coordinates the care offered by the BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency. Division members provide consultation services for patients under care at these centres.