BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre strives to provide excellence in care, research and teaching.
It is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families, offering a broad range of specialized services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women's is one of the country's busiest and largest maternity hospitals and is the only source of tertiary maternity care in BC.
The BC Women's mandate includes a variety of program areas addressing health issues of women, children, youth and men. These include the Reproductive Mental Health program, the Osteoporosis program, the Medical Genetics program, the Oak Tree Clinic for Women and Children with HIV, the Youth Health program, the Provincial Aboriginal Health Initiatives program, Sexual Assault Services, and addiction treatment.
As an academic health centre, BC Women's is affiliated with the University of British Columbia, and with many other post-secondary institutions across the province. BC Women's provides specialized training for care providers in the lower mainland and communities throughout B.C. In addition, BC Women's supports research to advance knowledge and care for women, newborns and their families, here and around the world.