COVID-19 Community Resources

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Resources for VCH staff and community partners working with vulnerable populations

These resources provide COVID-19 information and resources for community partners who work with vulnerable populations (homeless and under-housed people, and people with complex care and/or MHSU needs).

This document provides a description of the Vancouver-based VCH Teams supporting Homeless and Shelter Populations in COVID-19 Response, and provides a screening process workflow for outreach, shelters, SROs and Supported Housing. Updated April 12 2020 to correct Temporary Housing Referral Team phone number.

This document provides guidance for implementing and operating a COVID-19 facilities for vulnerable populations (homeless and under-housed residents who are unable to self-isolate) in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region.

A regular environmental scan of key activities and guidelines from a selection of jurisdictions (North America, Europe, Asia), to support homeless and/or vulnerable populations during COVID-19.

Key public partners have developed dedicated websites with information and resources to support the community:

Translated COVID-19 resources from UBC Department of Digital Medicine
Resources available in Chinese, Punjabi, Farsi, Korean and Italian.


COVID-19 Withdrawal Management Prescriber Guidelines

Prescriber Guidelines Webinar - Vancouver Community Action Team

Questions about health concerns

If you or the people you work with have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. Please be patient as they are experiencing high call volumes. For non medical information about COVID-19 Call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or text  604-630-0300 from 7:30 am to 8 pm.