List of Specialty Areas by Region (Alphabetical)

Please note that all requests are returned via telephone no matter the request method. The two methods of requesting a RACE telephone consult from a specialist include:

  • Online request via www.raceapp.ca (or mobile app “RACEApp+” iOS and Android). The Specialist will call you back on the direct line listed in your profile.
  • Direct telephone (Vancouver Only) at 604-696-2131 or 1-877-696-2131. For the telephone selection menu, click here. Note that not all specialties are available via the direct telephone request method.
  • NOTE: If your patient is already under the care of a specialist, consult them first.
  • Due to high specialist call volumes, provide a direct phone number (not a clinic number) when placing a request.

Provincial Specialties:

  • Addictions Medicine (RACEapp+ only)
  • Addiction Perinatal
  • Allergy (RACEapp+ only)
  • Cardiac Transplant (Telephone only)
  • Cardiovascular Risk & Lipid Management (RACEapp+ only)
  • General Internal Medicine – COVID-19 Long-Term Sequelae (RACEapp+ only)
  • HIV Care, Treatment and Prophylaxis
  • Infectious Diseases – Acute COVID-19 Infection & Treatment (RACEapp+ only)
  • Infectious Diseases – Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (RACEapp+ only)
  • Medical Assistance in Dying Advice
  • Medical Refugee Health
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy Advice
  • Palliative Care (see bottom of page for details)*
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (RACEapp+ only)
  • Psychiatry – Adult Eating Disorders
  • Psychiatry – Child & Adolescent (see bottom of page for details)**
  • Psychiatry – Geriatric
  • Psychiatry – Perinatal
  • Rheumatology – Pediatric
  • Sexual Assault Service
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Service (Telephone only)
  • Sleep Disorders Service
  • Thrombosis
  • Trans Gender Care
  • Vascular Surgery (RACEapp+ only)
  • Work Safe BC † (Telephone only)

Vancouver Specialties:

  • Cardiology (RACEapp+ only)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology (RACEapp+ only)
  • General Internal Medicine (RACEapp+ only)
  • General Pediatrics (RACEapp+ only)
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics (RACEapp+ only)
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension (RACEapp+ only)
  • Infectious Diseases – Adult (RACEapp+ only)
  • Medical Assistance in Dying Advice
  • Nephrology (Telephone only)
  • Neurology (RACEapp+ only)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (RACEapp+ only)
  • Ophthalmology (RACEapp+ only)
  • Orthopedic Conditions – Hand & Upper Limb
  • Orthopedic Conditions – Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Otolaryngology/ENT (RACEapp+ only)
  • Psychiatry – Adult (RACEapp+ only)
  • Radiology (RACEapp+ only)
  • Respirology
  • Rheumatology (RACEapp+ only)
  • Tuberculosis

Fraser Valley Region Specialties (RACEapp+ only for all specialties listed below):

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology (09:00-17:00)
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious Diseases – Adult
  • Liver/Pancreas Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry – Adult
  • Rheumatology (RACEapp+ only)

Vancouver Island Specialties (RACEapp+ only for all specialties listed below):

  • Cardiology
  • Chronic Pain
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases – Adult
  • Palliative
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry – Adult
  • Psychiatry – Geriatric
  • Psychiatry – Sexual Medicine (09:00-17:00)
  • Rheumatology

Northern Specialties*** (RACEapp+ only for all specialties listed below):

  • Cardiology
  • Chronic Pain
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases – Adult
  • Nephrology
  • Orthopaedics (Limited Availability)
  • Psychiatry – Adult
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology

† Physicians & Nurse Practitioners can only bill if they have a patient with a claim

*BC Provincial Palliative Care Consultation Line (Toll free, 24/7) 1-877-711-5757

  • For those who do not have access to a local palliative care service, for advice or support, call 1-877-711-5757. In ongoing partnership with the Doctors of BC, the toll-free Provincial Palliative Care Consultation Phone Line is staffed by Vancouver Home Hospice Palliative Care physicians 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to assist physicians and nurse practitioners with advice about symptom management, psychosocial issues, or difficult end-of-life decision making.

**Psychiatry – Child & Adolescent: Call Compass Mental Health (Toll free, 9am-5pm) 1-855-702-7272

  • Compass is a consultative service available to providers across BC working with children and youth with mental health and substance use concerns. The Compass multidisciplinary team can help with diagnostic clarification, medication recommendations, and treatment planning. Calls to Compass are answered by an experienced clinician and take approximately 15-20 minutes. The clinician will triage the call and determine whether Compass can provide day-of support from a Compass child and adolescent psychiatrist. Providers can learn more about Compass and access resources, toolkits, and upcoming webinars at compassbc.ca