Wellness Corner


UBC Child Care


UBC Resident Wellness Office

  • Provides support for non-academic issues and stresses.
  • First step for residents with Physician Health Program acting as second step

    Rebecca Turnbull - councellor
    Room 350C Jim Pattison Pavilion at VGH
    604-875-4111 x22661


Physician Health Program & ePhysicianHealth

Physician Health Program

  • Confidential assistance for BC physicians, residents, medical students and their immediate families
  • Personal and professional peer-to-peer counselling
  • Assist in finding daycare facilities
  • 24 Hour Help Line 1-800-663-6729
  • www.physicianhealth.com
  • Communication skills videos are available to view on their website or through their YouTube channel
  • Education Modules



Royal College Physician Health

CanMEDS Physician Health Guide


Assess Your Well-being

  • Life's often a juggling act. It's hard at times to keep all of the pieces in the air. Take the quiz to see where you're at. Answer questions to identify areas in your life that may need attention.
  • Includes wellness toolkits for personal, mental and physical issues
  • Link and contact information to the UBC Wellness Centre
  • www.students.ubc.ca/livewelllearnwell/explore-wellness/assess-your-wellbeing


Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

  • Professional counseling, including an online program
  • Specialized programs that focus on a range of work, family and personal issues such as parenting and child care, eldercare,
    healthy lifestyle and personal coaching, legal advice, financial and pre-retirement planning
  • Resources including articles, action plans and self-directed help kits on real and relevant issues
  • Access to subject matter experts
  • www.pac.bluecross.ca/Corp/howbenefitswork/getthemost/efap.aspx
  • 1-800-505-4929


Additional Health and Mental Resources

  • 1-800-SUICIDE
  • Mental Health Support Hotline 604-310-6789
  • Vancouver Island Crises Line 1-888-494-3888


Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits


Career Resources

PHSA Physician Opportunities

Northern Health Authority

Interior Health Authority

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Fraser Health Authority

Medical Employers - Canadian Healthcare Employment Network

Health Match BC


Student Loans, Financial Planning and Management

Bank of Montreal (BMO)

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

Toronto-Dominion Canada Trust (TD)

CIBC Wood Gundy Financial and Retirement Management

MD Management

* Please note that the University of British Columbia and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology does not endorse any of the financial institutions mentioned.  The list is provided for reference purposes only and all liabilities are those of the sole individuals.

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