John Ruedy Clinic


B512, 5th Floor, Burrard Building, St. Paul's Hospital

If you need help locating us, please ask one of our hospital volunteers to direct you.

About this clinic

The John Ruedy Clinic offers multidisciplinary primary health services for people living with HIV. 

Our Primary Health team works collaboratively to address your concerns. Some health professionals that work at the clinic include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Dieticians
  • And other health care professionals

We focus on providing care for those who may be under-served in health care and benefit most from wrap around services. We also provide other services for those not registered in our primary health clinic.

  • Rapid HIV point-of-care testing
  • PrEP for HIV prevention (please note we are not taking new PrEP clients)
  • PEP for HIV prevention (medication continuation assessment only)

See the Services tab for full details of these services.

We recommend booking appointments when possible as space for drop-ins is limited. Drop-ins to see a doctor are for urgent matters only. If you need routine referrals, prescriptions or forms, please book an appointment. We accept a small number of new clients for our primary health team. To find out more about referrals, ask to speak to one of our social workers.

For more information about HIV and testing, visit:

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Closed on weekends and all statutory holidays.

Drop-in hours

Drop in to see a nurse during the following hours. Drop-in spaces to see a doctor for urgent issues are also available.

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Drop-in availability is subject to change based on clinic capacity.

Urgent after-hours doctor and pharmacy

Patients needing care or support after hours can reach a physician or pharmacist at the numbers below.

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Clinical trials & research

Advances in treatments are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make for yourself in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this area so please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about advancing health outcomes and find better ways to help people live and thrive. While you cannot assume benefit to yourself, your participation can make a difference in improving care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information or contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit Providence Research.

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