The Provincial Medical Genetics Program is committed to providing high quality genetic health care to residents of BC, while participating in and contributing actively to research and education in the field of Medical Genetics. We seek to fulfill this role in accordance with the missions of the Children's and Women's Heath Centre of BC, the Provincial Health Services Authority and the University of British Columbia. Services The Provincial Medical Genetics Program provides the following services:
Evaluation and diagnosis of congenital anomalies and genetic diseases in fetuses, children, and adults
Genetic counselling regarding the risks of occurence or recurrence of congenital anomalies, mental retardation and genetic disease;
Inpatient, outpatient and outreach consultations about congenital anomalies, genetic diseases, and teratogen exposures; and
Education about medical genetics for the public, for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, as well as for health professionals in B.C. ResearchWe recognize the importance of research in our rapidly growing discipline. The Provincial Medical Genetics Program encourages and promotes basic and clinical research by members, often in collaboration with other institutions.LocationThe Vancouver clinic is a provincial referral centre and is located at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. It is available to families from all over B.C. and the Yukon. Through Outreach services, this program offers services and consultations to many regions, including Prince George and the Thompson and Okanagan.