Pacific Adult Congenital Heart (PACH) Clinic
5th Floor Providence Building
1081 Burrard Street
Phone: 604 806 8520
Fax: 604 806 8800
The Pacific Adult Congenital Heart (PACH) Clinic is located within the Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital. You will find St Paul’s Hospital at 1081 Burrard Street, in the centre of downtown Vancouver.
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How to Get to the PACH clinic
Once you enter the hospital, make your way to the Providence Building and then take the elevator to the fifth floor. Turn left once you exit the elevator and you will find yourself in the outpatient clinic area. Check in with the receptionist and make yourself comfortable in the waiting room. One of the nurses will invite you into a clinic room when one becomes available.
If you have an appointment in the Heritable Aortopathies clinic, you should make your way to the 5th floor Burrard Building and follow the signs to the ‘Clinic Skills Space’. There is a sign in the corridor to assist you in locating the clinic.
There is a limited amount of parking available at St Paul’s Hospital and many more parking opportunities around the hospital site. Parking is expensive at St. Paul’s Hospital – it is $2.00 per 30 minutes or $18.75 for the entire day. Please arrive early for your appointment as it may take a few minutes to find a parking spot. Additional parking and transportation information can be found here:
The cafeteria is located on the 4th floor of the Providence Building and offers a good selection of food choices. The good news is you are in downtown Vancouver where there are many fabulous places to eat within walking distance of the hospital.
What to do if I need care before my first visit at PACH?
If you haven’t turned 18, you should contact your cardiologist at BC Children’s Hospital. You can still go to BC Children’s in the event of an emergency.
If you’re 18 or older, you should call the PACH clinic – even if you haven’t had your first appointment. You will go to an adult hospital in case of emergency.
What if I miss an appointment?
You’ll receive a letter a few weeks before your clinic appointment. Please call us if you can’t make your appointment. Then, we can fill that spot with another patient who is waiting to be seen. The phone number for the PACH office is (604) 806 8520.
If you do miss your appointment, please call us as soon as possible to schedule another appointment. We’ll probably call you, but it’s better if you call us first. At PACH, we believe that patients are partners in their health care and we’d like you to take the lead.
If you think you are overdue for your clinic appointment but haven’t received your letter in the mail, you should also call the clinic to find out when your next appointment will be. Remember, we’re partners in this!
This website is designed specifically for young people with congenital heart disease. The goal is to provide information to help people who are getting ready to move (or have recently moved) to adult heart care. We use the term ‘transition’ to describe this process. Family, friends and health care providers may also find this website helpful.
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Anyone can visit this website and most users will create their own User IDs and passwords. However, there are also Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and pediatric cardiology programs that have officially joined the iHeartChange team and work together to keep this website going. (You can find a list of the ACHD programs in the ‘Welcome to Adult Care’ section of the website). Some of these programs might choose to assign User IDs so that they can track of and how patients from their own programs visit the website. They might even want to track this for research. If you have been assigned a User ID from a program, that program might ask us to give them information about your answers to the ‘Getting to Know You’ survey, how many times you log into the website and which web pages you visit.
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If you visit them all, you can earn a transition diploma!
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HELPING YOU MAKE THE MOVE TO ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE CARE
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This website is designed mainly for young people with congenital heart disease (CHD). The aim is to help people feel more ready to “transition” from pediatric to adult care. And we know that family, friends and health care providers might also want to check it out!
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