Though British Columbia has a diverse population, health concerns are often common to everyone. We have translated a number of resources into Punjabi so B.C.'s Punjabi community will have easy-to-understand, trusted health information at their fingertips.


8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. Learn more about 8-1-1 in a Punjabi language video.

BC HealthGuide Handbooks

At this time, the Punjabi version of the BC HealthGuide Handbook is no longer available by direct order from our website or by calling HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. We are currently exploring opportunities to provide new and updated self-care and general health information resources in print.

B.C. Immunization Schedule

Immunizations, also known as vaccinations, are important for people of all ages. They help your immune system recognize and quickly kill bacteria and viruses that can cause serious illness or death. For a list of vaccines that are provided free to residents of British Columbia (B.C.), click on the link below.

HealthLinkBC Files

Nutrition Articles

Last Reviewed: May 2018

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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