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In case of medical emergency dial 9-1-1.  For advice on non-urgent medical issues call HealthLink BC BC at 8-1-1. If you are concerned about possible poisoning or exposure to toxic substances, call Poison Control at 1-800-567-8911

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Every new resident of Delta should find a family physician. On its website, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia provides a list of physicians accepting new patients. If necessary, family physicians refer their patients to specialists and to hospitals. Patients who have not found family doctors can go to walk-in clinics.

To citizens of North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen Delta Hospital provides 24-hour emergency, out-patient and in-patient care. It is a community hospital located in Ladner. It offers surgical daycare services, general radiography, ultrasound, mammography, cardiac services, outpatient laboratory services, diabetes education and others. The telephone of the hospital is 604-946-1121.

North Delta Public Health Unit (Tel. 604-507-5400) and South Delta Public Health Unit (tel.604-952-3550) provide annual influenza program, early childhood development services, hearing clinic services, vision and hearing screening, tuberculosis testing, parenting education and support and dental care.