Health Clinic

Vulnerable people often face barriers, and stigma when seeking out health care. The Kettle Society has an on-site Health Clinic that is run in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health. The Health Clinic provides easy access to primary health care services, and is there to support vulnerable people living with mental illness, substance use, poverty and/or homelessness.

We’re committed to providing easily accessible, non-judgmental care that comes from a place of compassion.

People can make an appointment or drop in. It is recommended you make an appointment if you are unable to wait or need to see the nurse urgently. Care cards or BC Services cards are not necessary. PRESCRIPTIONS FOR MEDICATION ARE NOT AVAILABLE

The following services are offered at the on-site Health Clinic:

  • Primary care including basic health assessments, blood work and wound care
  • Foot care
  • Treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
  • Immunizations
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Rapid HIV testing
  • Pregnancy and PAP tests
  • Mental health assessments and crisis intervention
  • Discussion of healthy lifestyle programs and chronic disease management
  • Referrals to other health care services and assistance in navigating the health care system
  • Completion of section 3 of ‘Persons with Disabilities’ applications
  • Referrals to primary care clinics, home health and mental health teams

Connect with us:

Location:

1725 Venables Street

Second floor

Vancouver, BC V5L 2H3

Hours:

Monday 9:30am-4:30pm

Wednesday 9:30am-3pm

Thursday 9:30am-3pm

Phone:

604-251-5237

Vulnerable people need our help.

COVID-19’s global outbreak has impacted all of our lives. It’s been devastating for each vulnerable person who doesn’t have a warm place to self-isolate, a safe place to sleep, family to support them or a hot meal.

Your compassion can transform the lives of people living with mental illness, substance use, poverty, and/or homelessness. Your support will provide life-changing services to people at their most vulnerable moments.

They need us now more than ever.

We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible.
Please use the secure form below or connect with us via email at give@thekettle.ca to donate.

$35

will provide new socks & blankets for five vulnerable people.

$240

or $20/per month

provides six healthcare workers with the goggles, disposable gown & mask they need.

$50

provides one month of free showers for one vulnerable person.

$120

or $10/per month

provides one day of food for thirty malnourished people.