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Social Pediatrics

We provide full-time community-based primary health-care services and part time outreach specialist and subspecialist consultation.

We provide regularly scheduled and easily accessible primary healthcare outreach clinics and specialized pediatric health services for children, youth, and families in Vancouver’s inner city neighbourhoods, specifically Grandview/Woodlands, Strathcona, and Downtown Eastside.

Primary health-care clinics

Clinic hours -  Monday  to Wednesday 1:30pm-4:30pm; Friday 09:30am-12:30pm. Please call our program secretary at 604-875-2246 to confirm location and clinic hours. 

Services are provided by Nurse Practitioners:

  • Assessment, treatment (including prescribing medications and ordering tests), referrals to specialists and follow-up of common, predictable health conditions affecting children, youth and their families.
  • Episodic illness care
  • Children's health routine health care/screening
  • Mental health screening and referral to appropriate resources
  • Developmental screening and referral for assessment at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.

Pediatric outreach consultation 

  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • General Pediatrics
  • Child and Youth Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Dermatology

Referral for this service is open to all Vancouver community primary care providers (Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner).

Community outreach

  • Ray-Cam Community Centre (920 East Hastings Street, Room 304)
  • Elementary School Outreach:
    • Britannia Elementary School (1110 Cotton Drive)
    • Grandview Elementary School (2055 Woodland Drive) 
    • Xpey' Elementary School (1950 E. Hastings St)
    • Seymour Elementary School (1130 Keefer Street)
    • Strathcona Elementary School (592 East Pender Street)
    • Queen Alexandra Elementary (1300 E. Broadway Street)
  • Secondary School Outreach
    • Britannia Secondary School (1001 Cotton Drive)

RICHER Child & Family program

The Responsive Intersectoral Children & Community Health, Education, and Research (RICHER) was established in 2006  and was recognized by Health Canada with an Innovations Award for the development of the RICHER health care delivery model.

The first program of its kind in BC, the RICHER program seeks to address health equity disparities and particularly disparities in health care access that many marginalized and vulnerable children and families experience. The model recognizes the importance of trusted relationships and seeks to increase capacity and resilience for the families served. 

Working from a child/family-centred philosophy the family’s particular needs and circumstance are taken into consideration when providing healthcare services, which are linked to specialized healthcare  and their community-based support networks. 

Pediatric specialist outreach consultation appointments are booked on request Monday-Friday during office hours. 

Our staff

Nurse Practitioners:

  • Clea Bland, NP (Family)
  • Denise Hanson, NP (Pediatrics)
  • Gwyn McIntosh, NP (Family) 
  • Kristina Pikksalu, NP (Family) 

General Pediatrics:

  • Dr. Matt Carwana
  • Dr. Angella Griffith
  • Dr. Samara Laskin
  • Dr. Kelly Luu
  • Dr. Kris Kang
  • Dr. Grace Yu

Developmental Pediatrics: 

  • Dr. Emily Fisher
  • Dr. Christine Loock
  • Dr. Gurpreet (Preety) Salh

Adolescent Health and Medicine

  • Dr. Sara Jassemi
  • Dr. Eva Moore
  • Dr. Tatiana Sotindjo

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Dr. Myles Blank
  • Dr. Aldrich Leung
  • Dr. Megan Young


  • Dr. Wingfield Rehmus

Research Manager

  • Britt Udall

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