Disease and Injury: Care and Prevention

Aging is a natural process but disease and injury are not inevitable. There are many things we can do to prevent disease and injury, as well as care for ourselves when health conditions do affect us. Prevention and good care are critical keys to maintaining our independence and staying active as we age. Use the following resources to find general disease and injury care and prevention information and advice and instructions for specific health conditions.

General Resources

HealthLinkBC

HealthLink BC provides non-emergency health information on thousands of topics. Call 8-1-1 to speak to a nurse, pharmacist, or dietitian about your health concerns. Or you can search the HealthLink BC database for general health information and specific health condition information at:

For a list of health topics specifically related to older people, see:

Immunize BC

For information about immunization, including locations of influenza (flu) clinics during the flu season, visit:

Specific Health Topics and Conditions

We have more information and resource links for the following specific health topics and conditions:

Related Information

For information about medical services coverage and assistance with paying for medications, see:

To learn more about the various health programs and services B.C. provides to eligible residents, see:

Emergency

In a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1, if it’s available in your community, or call the emergency number listed in the front of your phone book.

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