RACE Program

Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise – RACE means timely telephone advice from specialists for family practitioners, Community Specialists or Housestaff, all in one phone call.

Monday to Friday 0800-1700
Local Calls: 604-696-2131
Toll Free: 1-877-696-2131

Speak to a:

  • Adult Psychiatrist
  • Cardiovascular Risk & Lipid Management Specialist
  • Dermatologist
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist
  • Endocrinologist
  • General Cardiologist
  • General Internal Medicine Specialist
  • Geriatric Medicine Specialist
  • Geriatric Psychiatrist
  • Hand & Upper Limb Orthopedic Conditions Specialist
  • Heart Failure Specialist
  • Nephrologist
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Ophthamologist
  • Respirologist
  • Rheumatologist

Provincial Services

  • Addictions Medicine Specialist
  • BC Centre for Excellence for HIV Primary Care Specialist
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Gastroenterologist
  • Trans Gender Care Specialist
RACE provides:

  • Timely guidance and advice regarding assessment, management and treatment of patients
  • Assistance with plan of care
  • Learning opportunity – educational and practical advice
  • Enhanced ability to manage the patient in your office
  • Calls returned within 2 hours and commonly within an hour
  • CME credit through Linking Learning to Practice

What RACE does not provide:

  • Appointment booking
  • Arranging transfer
  • Arranging for laboratory or diagnostic investigations
  • Informing the referring physician of results of diagnostic investigations
  • Arranging a hospital bed

Billing Information: 14018 General Practice urgent telephone conference with a specialist fee – $40.00

Unable to answer calls? If you call the RACE line and do not receive a call back within 2 hours – call the number  below. All unanswered calls will be followed up.

Background: Please click here to learn more about the history of RACE.

Specialist Information: Please click here for specialist information about RACE.

For questions or feedback related to RACE, call: 604-682-2344, extension 66522 or email [email protected]

This work is made possible through a partnership between the Shared Care Committee and Providence Health Care in collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health

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