HealthLink BC is a free BC Ministry of Health resource which provides medically-approved information on more than 5,000 health topics, symptoms, medications, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can also search the online Directory to find health services near you. HealthLink BC also has a 24/7 non-emergency health information phone line: Just dial toll-free, 8-1-1 to speak anytime to a health services representative, who can help you find health information and services, or connect you directly with a registered nurse (24/7), a registered dietitian (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), or a pharmacist (Sun-Sat, 5pm-9am). Any one of these healthcare professionals will help you get the information you need to manage health concerns. The multilingual service provides translation services on request in 130 languages. For Text Telephone (TTY) for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired: call 7-1-1
Note: If you are dealing with a health emergency call 9-1-1 for ambulance, fire and police service.
iCON (Intercultural OnlineHealth Network). This University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine program is a community-driven health promotion initiative that helps optimize chronic disease prevention and management for multicultural communities, patients and caregivers across BC. iCON promotes communication and partnership between community members and health professionals through knowledge exchange and social support using information and communication technology (ICT). Through the use of technology, iCON hopes ensure that community members have easy access to relevant health information. The website includes information in English, Chinese and Punjabi, as well as Aboriginal health information.