The Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre (VIDC) is a research and medical centre that delivers specialty healthcare and expert, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of chronic infectious diseases, with an emphasis on HCV and HIV. VIDC also provides specialized addiction and pain management care. Services are provided in both English and French.
Through innovative models of intervention, VIDC particularly seeks to engage vulnerable patients in health care within a multidisciplinary model. We provide peer-friendly education about disease, novel antiviral medications (often available only within research protocols), and comprehensive support during and after treatment.
Our vision at VIDC is to use healthcare to promote long-term patient engagement as an agent for social change for the marginalized population. We believe in the premise of our “Four Legged Chair Model.” As per this model, our patient care encompasses physical health, mental health, addictions and social support needs to provide a community-based holistic approach to care.