Specialized cancer services and community resources available to our patients.
The Abbotsford Centre is integrated with the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and is able to use many of the services available there, in addition to these specialized cancer services & community resources:
- Ambulatory Day Care (ARH)
- Diagnostic Imaging (ARH)
- Genetic Counselling
- In-hospital care (ARH)
- Interpreters (ARH)
- Laboratory (ARH)
- Library Services
- Nuclear Medicine (ARH)
- Nutrition Counselling
- Patient & Family Counselling
- Palliative Care / Hospice Support
- Radiation Therapy
- Restaurant (ARH)
- Support groups and education
- Wigs and head coverings
- Dressings - free, provided by Order of the Eastern Star
The Cancer Information Centre (CIC) is a lending library for public use. It houses a collection of books, audiocassettes, compact discs, DVDs, and videos to help patients and families understand and cope with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and side effects.
This collection contains information on a variety of topics, including:
- coping and living with cancer
- explaining cancer to children
- grief and dying
- alternative/ complementary medicine
- nutrition and cookbooks
- music, guided imagery and relaxation
To locate library materials available at the BC Cancer Agency, please search our Library Catalogue.
You may also want to visit Recommended Websites
for links to websites on cancer and health, compiled and evaluated by BC Cancer Agency Librarians and BC Cancer Agency experts.
The library is located on Fraser 1 (beside the main entrance). It is open weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
Contact a Librarian: Phone: 604-851-4710 x 646825 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Returns: The book return slot is located in the hallway beside the library (across from the Fraser elevators).
Renewals: Items may be signed out for four weeks at a time. For renewals, please contact the Librarian.
The OES provides free dressings as needed for every cancer patient in British Columbia. Please check for details with Abbotsford Centre staff.
Location: The pharmacy is located on the 3rd floor of the Sumas Wing of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.
Pharmacy hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, closed from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
Closed: Weekends and statutory holidays
Toll-free (in BC): 1-877-547-3777, local 644709
Refills: Phone, mail, or fax your request. Please allow at least 5 business days for processing.
When to call the pharmacy: If you have refills on your prescription, you can call the pharmacy directly and leave a message requesting your refill.
When to call the doctor's office: If you have no refills left on your prescription, you will need to contact your oncologist or family doctor's office for a new prescription. Your doctor can fax the new prescription directly to us. To ensure there is enough time for all the necessary arrangements, please call the doctor's office at least 2 weeks before you run out of medication.
Picking up your prescription: Bring identification (ID) when picking up prescriptions from the pharmacy. One piece of primary ID (eg. driver's license, passport, provincial identity card issued by the province of BC, etc) or two pieces of secondary ID (eg. BCCA identification card, care card issued by the province of BC, birth certificate, Canadian citizenship card, etc).
Designating someone to pick up your prescription: When someone else is picking up your medication, he or she must provide your name and a signed letter from you, or one piece of your primary ID or two pieces of your secondary ID.
Labwork: For some treatments, you will need to have labwork done and reviewed before your prescription can be filled.
Drug Coverage: All BCCA approved medications used to actively treat your cancer are provided free of charge at the BC Cancer Agency Pharmacy. Prescriptions for medications for supportive care, such as antinauseants or pain control medications, must be taken to and paid for at a community pharmacy. For more information, see Drug Funding.