Health & Medical Information


Open Access Websites & Local Resources

B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Investigates and evaluates the occurrence of communicable diseases in B.C. and is the provincial reporting centre.

Canadian Mental Health Association

C.M.H.A. promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Health Canada

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

Health Link B.C.

Get verified health information from health professionals through the Health Link website or by phoning 811.

Kids’ Help Phone

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

Kelty Mental Health

Information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges affecting youth and young adults.

Medline Plus

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

Public Library of Science

Free, open access publisher of scientific and medical research articles.

Public Health Agency of Canada

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

Europe Pub Med Central

Provides free access to a stable and permanent online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences research publications. Pub Med Central Canada joined Pub Med Central Europe in February 2018.

Seniors B.C.

Excellent information for both seniors and caregivers for planning and living a healthy life as one ages.

Web M.D.

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

World Health Organization

W.H.O. provides information, reports, and data pertaining to a variety of health topics.