Health system update

The B.C. health system was impacted by the global CrowdStrike disruption on July 18. We are pleased to share that, due to the tremendous efforts by everyone involved in this response, the risk is now managed. We thank our staff and medical staff for quickly implementing contingency plans to ensure that our health care services remained operational. Thank you to our patients, residents and families for their understanding and patience.


St. Paul's Hospital

Visitors: If you exhibit any symptoms of cold or flu, or feel unwell, refrain from entering these facilities. Your cooperation is vital in maintaining the health of our patients, residents and staff.

About this location

St. Paul’s Hospital is an acute care, teaching and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver. It is home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, including:

  • Heart and lung services
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Kidney care
  • Surgical specialties
  • Digestive health
  • Seniors’ care and healthy aging
  • Pregnancy, birthing and newborn care

St. Paul’s serves both the local community and patients from across British Columbia and the Yukon.

Every year, the hospital provides care to more than 380,000 patients from throughout BC, including many under served populations.

Construction is underway to build a brand-new hospital almost twice the size of the current St. Paul's Hospital, a place to transform health care for patients, families, and caregivers across BC. Doors are expected to open in 2027.

1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6

St. Paul's Hospital visiting information

Families (as defined by you) are welcome to be present at any time – Providence Health Care does not restrict visiting hours to family members.

Of course, you must follow a few guidelines:

  • Sick people need rest. You can visit often, but please respect your loved ones wishes for privacy or rest.
  • Children under 14 must be under adult supervision (from someone other than the patient) at all times.
  • Visiting may be restricted to protect the privacy and rights of other patients and residents.
  • Your visit may be interrupted by staff to provide patient care.
  • Refrain from using scented products as other people may have severe allergies to scented products.
  • If you feel unwell, have an infection, flu-like or respiratory symptoms, or any sort of communicable disease, or have recently been in contact with anyone with these symptoms, we encourage you to stay at home until you’re well again.
  • We may not have the space to accommodate a large number of family members, but we’ll try our best.

If you need more information – just ask so we can help create the best care experience overall.

We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Administration hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Emergency care

We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

St. Paul's Hospital has an emergency department open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Find more information on the emergency department or check current wait times here:

View current Emergency Department wait times


St. Paul's Hospital patient & visitor guide

What you need to know before coming to St. Paul's Hospital.

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