Rapid Access Stroke Prevention Clinic


Room 5900, 5th Floor Burrard Building, St. Paul's Hospital

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

Finding our clinic

To get to the Rapid Access Stroke Prevention Clinic:

  • Go to St. Paul’s Hospital and enter through the main entrance at 1081 Burrard Street.
  • Take a left to find the elevator. You will find the elevator next to a waiting area and across from the gift shop.
  • Take the elevator to the fifth floor.
  • When you arrive at the fifth floor, take a right and continue down the hall to Room 5900. This is the General Internal Medicine and Rapid Access Specialist Clinic.
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About this clinic

The Rapid Access Stroke Prevention Clinic sees patients at risk for stroke and those who have had a stroke. We also see patients at risk for a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a “mini-stroke” that lasts a short time.

We provide multidisciplinary care for patients with high-risk conditions for stroke, including:

  • Complex cerebrovascular disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Patients must be referred from St. Paul’s Hospital or Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed

Closed on statutory holidays.

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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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