For those children in BC and Yukon requiring specialized procedures (see note 1 below) transportation, accommodation, and all associated medical treatment—including follow-up—are provided at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Depending on a child’s diagnosis, care could be provided at any one of the Shriners Hospitals; however, the majority of children in BC and Yukon are treated at hospitals in Portland, Spokane, and Montreal.
A physician’s referral is not necessary; however, cases are reviewed by Shriners Hospitals’ doctors to determine the best course of treatment. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
For further information on our transportation system, please call (604) 291-7707 (ext 122) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
1Shriners Hospitals specialize in neuromusculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions (ie, Scoliosis, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, Osteogenesis Imperfecta—“Brittle Bone Disease”); cleft lip and palate; burn injuries.
The costs of transportation, to and from our Shriners Hospitals for Children, for the Child and an accompanying parent or caregiver from locations throughout BC are covered through our program.
To book or confirm your trip email or call:
TOLL FREE: 1-800-661-KIDS
VANCOUVER: 604-291-7707 (ext 122)
Minimum one week notice required for all transportation requests.
Do I need to pre-book my trip?
Yes, all trips must be booked as soon as you know your appointment time and no later than one week prior to the appointment.
What age range of children do you serve?
We provide service for children ages infant through 18.
Can more than one person accompany a child?
Not normally. We recognize that it is sometimes necessary to travel with another adult or with an additional child. We have a transportation policy depending on the mode of transportation and reason for additional adults or children, we may be able to assist, but this will be determined at the time of booking.
Where can I stay if my child is at one of the Shriners Hospitals?
Accommodation can be provided for you. These arrangements need to be made after you make your hospital appointment. Accommodation requests are handled and booked by BC Shriners.
Where do we eat if we are at one of the Shriners Hospitals?
There are cafeterias in the hospitals and restaurants in or adjacent to all hotels booked by BC Shriners. Families are responsible for the cost of food while at the hospital but meal subsidies are available at the time of booking accommodation with BC Shriners.