​Compliments and Complaints

PLEASE NOTE: This pa​ge concerns issues related to patient care provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). If you have a compliment or complaint about any other issue related to GetCheckedBC, please visit Contact and submit a contact form.

One of the core values that guides our work across BCCDC is putting the needs of our patients first. You can help us live this value and improve our services by providing your feedback – good or bad.

What’s the first step?

Complaints are best addressed and resolved at the time and place they occur. If you have a compliment or a complaint, speak with the person who provided the service or to the manager of the area. If you are not comfortable speaking to your service provider, see the section below: What if my complaint is not resolved?

You can call the main switchboard at 604-877-6000 or 1-800-663-3333 (toll free in BC) and ask for the program manager or supervisor for the department/clinic area involved in your compliment or complaint.

What if my complaint is not resolved?

Contact the Provincial Health Services Authority’s (PHSA) Patient Care Quality Office (PCQO) directly. The office is open Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Provide as much detail as you can about your experience and the site or program to which you are referring.

PHSA Patient Care Quality Office

4th floor, Women's Health Centre
Room F404, 4500 Oak St
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
 

Phone: 1-888-875-3256 (toll free)
Fax: 604-875-3813
Email: pcqo@phsa.ca

What if English is my second language?

The PCQO has translated versions of the PCQO information brochure available in Chinese (simple), Chinese (traditional), Farsi, French, German and Punjabi. You can also request translation services when you contact them.

What can I expect if I complain to the Patient Care Quality Office?

The PCQO handles patient care quality complaints in an open, transparent manner, serving as a liaison between patients and health-care providers during the complaint process. Your feedback will be used to identify improvements to the quality and safety of patient care.

Patient Care Quality Office: 

  • will formally record and manage your complaint in a prompt and fair manner.
  • will work with you towards a resolution by connecting with the appropriate care providers and investigating relevant policies and procedures.
  • provide you with a response to your complaint as well as an explanation of decisions and actions taken as a result of your complaint.

What if I am still not satisfied?

If the response from the PHSA Patient Care Quality Office has not resolved your complaint, you may contact the Patient Care Quality Review Board for an independent assessment of the matter.

To request a review of your complaint, please contact:

Patient Care Quality Review Board
PO Box 9643
Victoria, BC V8W 9P1

Phone: 1-866-952-2448 (toll-free)
Email: contact@patientcarequalityreviewboard.ca
Fax: 250-952-2428​


Have Questions?

If you can't find answers here, you can ask your questions online at SmartSexResource. A sexual health nurse is available to answer your questions through the website or private chat.

Learn More...

Having Safer Sex

Using condoms and other kinds of protection is a very effective way to prevent STIs. Spice up your safer sex life. Use protection and learn how to talk about safer sex with partners

Learn More...

Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Any personal information collected by this online service is protected by our privacy policy and provincial privacy legislation.

Learn More...

Other Resources

Need more information or someone to talk to? There are lots of online resources and local services that deal with sexual health and STIs.

Learn More...

PHSA improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners. Learn more about our agencies & services.

Copyright 2016 BC Centre for Disease Control. All rights reserved.

Give us your feedback

We’d love to hear any suggestions you have to make this service better.