If you have an Emergency call 911. 

A recent health study found that Bowen Islanders rate themselves as considerably healthier than Vancouver residents rated themselves. However, they enjoy fewer local healthcare services per capita.


  • Bowen Island Community Health Centre opens at 1037 Miller Rd in May 2024.
    • Family physicians, nurse practitioner and other health professionals by appointment only. See their website for contact info, hours and current location. The Bowen Island Health Community Health Centre is a primary health care facility funded to provide services of family practitioners (physicians and nurse practitioner) and allied health professionals. The health centre will be starting services in its new building as of May 2024. Patients will be attached to their own primary care practitioner (i.e. physician or nurse practitioner). The clinic has some capacity to see unattached patients for urgent issues (e.g. sutures, painful infections, child with a fever) and will offer appointments – if available- on a case-by-case basis. Please call in advance before coming to the Health Centre.
    • Contact info
  • Looking for a family practitioner? Register on the BC Health Connect Registry.
  • A dentist visits the Island on Fridays, and also sees Bowen patients in Horseshoe Bay.
  • LifeLabs offers twice weekly medical testing by appointment.
  • Cates Pharmacy in Snug Cove fills prescriptions on island.
  • Additional services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapists, counsellors, homeopathic care, and other complementary modalities.
  • BC Ambulance Services.