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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

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 clinics

Nurse Practitioners hold primary health care clinics in community clinics and community childcare centres.

Clinic hours are usually Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Please call our program secretary at 604-875-2246 to confirm location days and clinic hours. 

  • Network of Inner City Community Services Society (309-877 East Hastings Street)
  • Phil Bouvier Family Place (717 Princess Street)
  • Ray-Cam Community Centre (920 East Hastings Street, Room 304)
  • Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer Street)
  • Elementary School Clinics
  • Britiania Elementary School (1110 Cotton Drive)
  • Grandview Elementary School (2055 Woodland Drive) 
  • MacDonald Elementary School (1950 E. Hastings St)
  • Seymour Elementary School (1130 Keefer Street)
  • Strathcona Elementary School (592 East Pender Street)
  • Secondary School Clinics
  • Britannia Secondary School (1001 Cotton Drive)
  • Pinnacle Program administered by Templeton Secondary School (3rd floor, 550 Cambie Street)

RICHER Initiative

RICHER Initiative

The Responsive Intersectoral Children's Health, Education, and Research (RICHER) Initiative 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 Initiative 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 centered 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. 

Clea Bland, MN NP(F)
Gwyn McIntosh MN NP(F)
Kristina Pikksalu MN NP(F)
Lorine Scott, MN NP(F)
RICHER - Specialist Pediatric Outreach Consultation for Kids (SPOCK)
Pediatric specialist outreach consultation appointments are booked on request Monday-Friday during office hours. 

Our staff

Developmental Pediatrics

Dr. Christine Loock

General Pediatrics

Dr. Grace Yu
Dr. Ashley Roberts
Dr. Janet Greenman
Dr. Kelly Luu
Dr. Kelly Zwicker
Dr. Tram Nguyen
Dr. Mia Pradiuk

Child and Youth Psychiatry

Dr. Myles Blank

Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Dzung Vo
Dr. Eva Moore


Dr. Wingfield Rehmus​

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