Canadian Medical System

You may find that the medical system in Canada is different from what you are used to back home. It's important that you develop an understanding of how the system works in Canada before you need to use it, to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible if you become ill or injured. In this section, you'll findtips to help you get comfortable with Canadian health care. 

In the event of a medical emergency:

Call 911 or go immediately to the nearest hospital's emergency room. Emergency calls are free from any phone.

If you are on campus at SFU:

  • 778.782.4500 (Burnaby)
  • 778.782.7511 (Surrey)
  • 778.782.5252 (Vancouver)