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Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

For cancer patients who do not have a family doctor.
  • Do you need a family doctor? 
  • Have you had a cancer diagnosis?
  • Do you live in the Lower Mainland?
It is important to have a family doctor or nurse practitioner who looks after your overall health and is aware of your full medical history. 

If you do not have a regular family doctor, consider a BC Cancer Nurse Practitioner.

Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses with Master’s Degrees who have advanced clinical training and specific education in cancer care. As medical professionals they can provide all of your primary health care.

Nurse Practitioners are licensed to run independent medical practices covered by the BC Medical Services Plan. 

Nurse Practitioners:

Diagnose and treat illnesses
Order diagnostic tests (e.g. CT, lab tests, x-rays)
Prescribe (most) medications
Consult with cancer specialists (oncologists) regarding your                 health care  
Monitor short and long term effects of cancer and treatment
Refer to specialist doctors
Screen for recurrence or second cancers

I used to go to a walk-in clinic for health care until I was diagnosed with cancer. Now I am so glad I have a nurse practitioner who not only understands my cancer but also looks after all of my other health care needs.” (patient)

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New patients

We are accepting new patients who:

  • Have a cancer diagnosis
  • Do not have a regular doctor or other primary care provider
  • Have an MSP (BC medical services plan) number
  • Live in any of the following areas:
    • Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver
    • Surrey/White Rock, Langley, Delta/Ladner, Mission, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam or Port Moody


Vancouver clinic

Kristina Morrison, NP (F)
UBC Family Practice Centre
Suite 400, 750 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1h3
Phone: 604-829-2570
Clinic hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fraser Valley clinic

Jill Matheson, NP (F)
Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre
Primary Care Clinic
9740 140 Street, Surrey
Phone: 604-582-4585
Clinic hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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