Working Together: Interprofessional Care in HIV - Resources for Providers and Patients

Working Together: Interprofessional Care in HIV – Resources for Providers and Patients

Provincial Guidelines
Telephone Helplines & Clinical Supports
  • REACH Line (Rapid Expert Advice and Consultation for HIV)
    604-681-5748 or 1-800-665-7677 (24/7)
    Call for timely and convenient clinical advice on HIV/AIDS treatment and management. REACH provides consultation services from infectious disease specialists, physicians, and/or pharmacists experienced in HIV management.
  • RACE Line (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise )

    604-696-2131 or 1-877-696-2131 (Mon-Fri: 8am to 5pm)
    Call RACE to speak to specialists on a variety of topics for assistance with care planning and patient management.
  • Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC) at St. Paul’s Hospital)
    604-806-8060 (Mon-Thu: 8am-8pm; Fri: 8am-4pm)
    A comprehensive primary care clinic for people living with HIV in BC. The IDC is a collaboration between the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Providence Health Care. With a focus on addressing the needs of the whole person and reducing the impact of poverty, addictions, mental health, food insecurity and episodic homelessness, the clinic offerers integrated and comprehensive services to patients.
    Services include: HIV primary care and specialist care, nursing, social work, peer navigation, dietician, Hepatitis C treatment, HIV testing, and intensive case management.
  • HIV Pharmacy at St. Paul’s Hospital

    Enroll patients in the HIV Drug Treatment Program. Reach an on-call HIV pharmacist.

  • BC-CfE HIV specialist consults- St. Paul’s Hospital


  • BC-CfE HIV and Hepatitis C clinic- St. Paul’s Hospital


  • Communicable Disease Nurses (Public Health)

    Vancouver: 604-675-3900
    Central Island: 1-866-770-7798
    North Island: 1-877-887-8835
    South Island: 1-866-665-6626
    Public Health nurses provide support with disclosure, need assessment of services/referrals required, and partner notification.

  • STOP HIV Outreach Team – Vancouver
    Provide comprehensive, flexible HIV testing, treatment, housing, public health follow-up and education. Services include outreach services, nursing support, physician services, peer support, and intensive case management.
  • Cool Aid Clinic- Victoria
    250-385-1466 (Mon, Tue, 9am to 6pm; Wed Thu, 9am to 8pm; Fri, 9am to 3pm; Sat, 10a, to 2pm)
    Services include: Community Health Care Centre.
  • Oak Tree Clinic
    604-875-2212 or 1-888-711-3030
    Provides specialized clinical care for women and children living with HIV in BC. Their interdisciplinary clinical team includes physicians (Adult, Pediatric, and Obstetric/ Gynecology), dieticians, outreach workers, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers.
  • University of Liverpool HIV Drug Interactions website
    A clinically useful, reliable, comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based drug-drug interaction resource, freely available to healthcare workers, patients and researchers.
  • Immunodeficiency Clinic- Toronto General Hospital
    Website of the Toronto General Hospital provides great information on HIV medication.
  • Prince George AIDS Prevention Program-Northern Health
    Walk in Clinic: 250-564-1727 Walk in Daily 1-6pm
    Outreach Vehicle: 250-960-9777 Mon-Sun 7-11pm
For Patients - Resource Materials
For Patients - Community Service Organizations (by region)

Vancouver Lower Mainland

  • AIDS Vancouver
    604-893-2201 (Vancouver)
    Provides services to people living with HIV such as Case Management, Grocery Program, support programs, educational workshops, peer support, and telephone helpline.
  • A Loving Spoonful
    A volunteer driven society providing free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver. (Vancouver).
  • Oak Tree Clinic
    Oak Tree Clinic for women and families with HIV (Vancouver).
  • Heart of Richmond AIDS Society
    A non-profit organization providing services and support for people impacted by HIV/AIDS. (Richmond).
  • Health Initiative for Men (HIM)
    Provide support to HIV positive gay men to improve their physical, sexual, social and mental health. (Vancouver).
  • Red Road HIV/AIDS Network
    Provide support programs in Education, Treatment & Care, Peer Counseling, Advocacy, and Workshops on HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis C. (North Vancouver).
  • Pacific AIDS Network (PAN)
    604-569-1998 (Vancouver)
    A network of HIV community organizations in British Columbia. The membership list includes patient supports and services throughout the province.
  • Positive Living Society of BC
    1-800-994-2437 (Vancouver)
    A non-profit member organization of people living with HIV in BC. Links to services and support programs across the province.
  • Positive Women’s Network
    1-866-692-3001 (Vancouver)
    Support services for and by HIV-positive women living in British Columbia.
  • Wings Housing Society
    Provide housing assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS, including portable housing subsidies throughout British Columbia. (Vancouver).
  • YouthCO HIV & Hepatitis C Society of BC
    604-688-1441 (Vancouver)
    Youth leading the HIV and Hepatitis C Movement. Services include case management, community health promotion programs, scholarships, workshops and training.
  • Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
    The Dr. Peter Centre uses an interdisciplinary model of care with programs and services designed to engage people in their health care. With a specific goal of improved adherence to HIV treatment, our focus is on helping our clients improve their overall health, which we achieve through a personalized approach. (Vancouver).
  • DTES HIV/IDU Consumers’ Board
    Provide support, treatment information, health referrals for HIV+ persons. Support programs include: Needle Exchange Program and the AIDS Support Group.
  • Vancouver Native Health Society
    Provide the Greater Vancouver Aboriginal Community, programs and services to promoter the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of individuals. (Greater Vancouver).

Fraser Valley


Vancouver Island

  • AIDS Vancouver Island
    1-800-665-2437 (Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Hardy)
    A community-based AIDS Service Organization supporting people living with HIV and Hepatitis C. Services include education, advocacy, Positive Wellness Program, and harm reduction services. Offices across the Island.
  • Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS)
    1-877-382-7927 or 250-382-7927 (Victoria)
    Services include: Peer support helpline, treatment information, social events, activities, and Positive Living Programs.
  • Positive Living BC
    A non-profit member organization of people living with HIV in BC. Links to services and support programs across the province.
  • Positive Women’s Network
    Support services for and by HIV-positive women living in British Columbia.
  • Pacific AIDS Network (PAN)
    A network of HIV community organizations in British Columbia. The membership list includes patient supports and services throughout the province.
  • Society of Living Intravenous Drug Users (SOLID)
    Provide support, education and advocacy to better the lives of people who use drugs. (Victoria).
  • Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre
    Strive to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people living in an urban environment. Provide a HIV/AIDS & STD Support program for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.


  • Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
    Provide HIV/AIDS & Hep C education and information workshops, harm reductions services and counselling.
  • Central Interior Native Health Society
    A non-profit organization dedicated to Aboriginal Health. Promote physical, spiritual, emotional and cultural harmony withing all Aboriginal Peoples who reside in North Central British Columbia. (Prince Geroge).
  • Positive Living North: No Khēyoh t’sih’en t’sehena Society
    Provides quality support, awareness education, and prevention services to people living with, affected by, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS/HCV.(Prince George, Smithers, Dawson Creek).
  • Northern Health Blood
    Borne Pathogen Team (Prince George) – Phone 250-645-6315.
  • Prince George New Hope Society
    Bridge the gap in services for sex workers through creating a place of safety and security for womyn to access support services pertinent to their needs. (Prince George).
  • Quesnel Tillicum Society
    Provide various services and programs: Fetal Alcohol & Drug Effects Worker, Drug and Alcohol Program, Employment Counselor, Youth Outreach, Needle Exchange Program, Program Director, Family Support, Worker, Tillicum Learning Centre. (Quesnel).

  • Care Registry- Positive Living BC
    Designed to connect individuals with HIV care providers in BC. The Registry is for information only and does not recommend, advocate, or endorse any particular service. Search online for care providers by location, services, language, or community.
Additional Education & Training Resources for Providers
  • Online Course: HIV Diagnosis and Management (BC-CfE)
    10-12 hours of self-directed study online, free of charge. Topics covered range from epidemiology of HIV, HIV testing, primary care (immunizations, baseline tests), ARV treatment, ARV toxicities, opportunistic infections, hepatitis B/C co-infections with HIV, Treatment as Prevention©, interprofessional care, and women and HIV.
    Accredited for up to 10 Mainpro-M1 credits for physicians.
  • HIV Webinar Learning Series (BC-CfE & Positive Living BC)
    Live interactive learning sessions on issues related to the primary care of HIV-positive patients. Accredited for up to 1.0 Mainpro-M1 credits.
  • Intensive Preceptorship program for Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners (BC-CfE)
    Clinical training and mentorship in HIV for primary care providers. Accredited for up to 10 Mainpro-M1 and 25 Mainpro-C credits.
  • Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Program (Provincial Health Services Authority)
    Created by the Provincial Health Services Health Authority in BC, the Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Program is an online accredited program designed to increase knowledge, self-awareness, and skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Aboriginal people. This program has been accredited for up to 8 Mainpro-C credits and 8 Mainpro-M1 Credits.
  • UBC CPD HIV Testing Workshops & Online Course
    A partnership between UBC and Health Authorities, these workshops are delivered regionally, free of cost, and are accredited for Mainpro-C credits for physicians. Check regularly for new workshop locations across B.C.
    Online course is accessible anytime, free of cost, and is accredited for 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits for physicians.