Welcome to the Vancouver Division of Family Practice

The Vancouver Division of Family Practice is a not-for-profit society funded by the Government of British Columbia and Doctors of BC, and works in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, British Columbia Ministry of Health, Providence Health Care, and other community organizations.  Our mission is to improve the primary care system in Vancouver for the benefit of our patients and members alike.

As the largest provincial division, membership of more than 1,000 family doctors represents 92% of the practicing family doctors in Vancouver and 20% of physicians in the Province.

What's new at the Vancouver Division


Vancouver Primary Care NOW

Division UPDATE July 2018 
One page overview of work at the Division.

A Leader and Facilitator of Primary Care System Change
Two page paper presenting the Division's recent work both as an active community partner creating a collaborative healthcare system and as an engaged physician-led organization supporting Vancouver family doctors.


GPs needed for well-supported patients with mental health complexities

The Patient Attachment Initiative has matched 6,​800 unattached patients to GPs in Vancouver. Currently, more capacity to match well-supported patients with mental health complexities is needed. Any GPs who are able to accept one new mental health patient per month from this program please contact Catherine Addison.  Learn more here.


Planning your locums for Fall and Winter Holidays? 

The Division provides assistance to GPs looking for coverage in both a long and short term capacity. Reach out to our Locum Matching Service with dates and details about your practice. Please contact the Recruitment and Retention team today.

Dropbox Clinical Tools now on Pathways

The Division has completed the transition of the Clinical Dropbox Tool to the Pathways system. For current users of Dropbox, there is NO ACTION required. We simply invite members to now access Pathways to find useful physician and patient resources.  If you are not using Pathways, please email for an access code or with questions.  The Dropbox Tool will close in September.


Vancouver Division Access to Telephone Interpreting Services

Your Division has signed up for members to access on-demand phone interpreting services as part of the Provincial Language Service’s pilot project.  The services are voluntary and at no cost to you. Click here to view an information sheet.  Click here to visit the PHSA webpage about PLS.