List of Specialty Areas (Alphabetical)

The alphabetical list of the specialties available can be found by scrolling past the “COVID-19 Response” section.


COVID-19 Response

Extended hours & new specialty

  • A new RACE specialty “Infectious Diseases – COVID-19 (clinical)” is available 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri,to help clinicians with differential diagnoses, work-up and management recommendations. For general COVID-19 information (to share with patients or medical colleagues), please visit BCCDC or Doctors of BC.
  • Extended hours for (the below) specialties. Specialists have generously offered extended hours (after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends) in some specialties. Access them online at (or by downloading the RACEApp+).The list of specialties in the table below have extended hours:
Vancouver app users:

If you’re outside of Vancouver Coastal region, please attempt to connect with your local SP first. If unavailable, Vancouver SPs are available for calls.

  • Cardiology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Neurology (8am-8pm)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (8am-8pm)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry – Adult (8am-8pm)
Provincial app users (including Fraser & Vancouver Island): 

  • HIV Care, Treatment and Prophylaxis
  • Respirology (8am-8pm)
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry – Child/Youth Psych (Compass)
  • Psychiatry – Eating Disorders
  • Psychiatry – Perinatal
  • Sexual Assault Service
  • Sleep Disorders Service


Vancouver Coastal Health & Provincial (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 (or mobile app “RACEApp+” iOS and Android). The Specialist will call you back on the direct line listed in your profile.
  • Direct telephone 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.
  1. Addictions – Perinatal*
  2. Addictions Medicine* (RACEapp+ only)
  3. Cardiac Transplant*
  4. Cardiology
  5. Cardiovascular Risk & Lipid Management
  6. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry* (RACEapp+ only)
  7. Emergency Medicine
  8. Endocrinology (RACEapp+ only)
  9. General Internal Medicine
  10. General Pediatrics
  11. General Surgery
  12. Geriatrics
  13. Heart Failure
  14. HIV Care, Treatment and Prophylaxis*
  15. Infectious Diseases – Adult (RACEapp+ only)
  16. Infectious Diseases – COVID-19 (Clinical) (RACEapp+ only)
  17. Infectious Diseases – Pediatric*
  18. Infectious Diseases – Tropical & Post-travel Medicine*
  19. Medical Assistance in Dying Advice*
  20. Medical Refugee Health*
  21. Medical Termination of Pregnancy Advice*
  22. Nephrology
  23. Neurology (RACEapp+ only)
  24. Obstetrics and Gynecology (RACEapp+ only)
  25. Ophthalmology (RACEapp+ only)
  26. Orthopedic Conditions – Hand  & Upper Limb
  27. Orthopedic Conditions – Leg, Ankle & Foot
  28. Otolaryngology/ENT (RACEapp+ only)
  29. Palliative Care** (see below for details) 
  30. Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders
  31. Pediatric Gastroenterology*
  32. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  33. Psychiatry – Adult
  34. Psychiatry – Eating Disorders*
  35. Psychiatry – Geriatric
  36. Psychiatry – Perinatal*
  37. Radiology (RACEapp+ only)
  38. Respirology
  39. Rheumatology
  40. Rheumatology – Pediatric*
  41. Sexually Transmitted Infection*
  42. Sexual Assault Service
  43. Sleep Disorders Service*
  44. Thrombosis*
  45. Trans Gender Care*
  46. Tuberculosis
  47. Urology (RACEapp+ only) *
  48. Vascular Surgery*

*Provincially available specialties

**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.