Located in St. Paul’s Elder Care Ambulatory Clinic, the Continence Clinic provides outpatient services to patients who have difficulties with bladder or bowel function, including but not limited to urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, constipation, and pelvic organ prolapse. We specialize in treatment of older adults (65+ years old).
The multidisciplinary team includes a geriatrician, nurse continence advisor (NCA) and a pelvic floor trained physiotherapist who focus on non-surgical management of bladder and bowel dysfunction. Pessary fittings and maintenance is also available.
Outpatient - Referrals are accepted from any healthcare practitioner (referral form found here - check off the “Continence Clinic” box)
Inpatients (St. Paul’s Hospital only) - NCA referrals can be made by all members of the patient’s health care team through Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM).
What to expect on your first visit
Initial assessments are usually conducted by the geriatrician or nurse continence advisor and can last approximately 2 hours. Together, we develop a treatment plan which may include pelvic floor muscle training with the physiotherapist. Follow-up visits are made on an as-needed basis. Assessments include internal exams upon patient consent.
No Show Policy
If you do not show up to your appointment and do not call to cancel or reschedule on two occasions, you will be automatically discharged from the clinic.
Location and Contact
St. Paul’s Hospital
9B, Providence Building
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Monday – Friday
Providence Health Care President and CEO Dianne Doyle