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What We Do

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is the provincial program dedicated to improving population health and wellness.
 The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) works to improve the wellbeing of all people and communities living on the territories of many distinct First Nations in what is colonially known as British Columbia. 

Our head office is located on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The BCCDC monitors the health of the population, designs and supports public health programs to prevent illness, protects against health risks, and promotes the well-being of people living in B.C. Our work is based in science and data, and we intentionally work to incorporate diverse knowledge systems and world views into what we do. The BCCDC generates and synthesizes evidence to advance public health practice. We are the provincial reporting centre for reportable communicable diseases and illnesses. We provide direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with diseases of public health significance such as tuberculosis and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. 

The BCCDC is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, and we are committed to embedding a culture of reconciliation with Indigenous people, anti-racism and quality and safety into all aspects of our programs. Our services include:

  • BCCDC Public Health Laboratory services
  • Clinical services for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections 
  • Communicable disease control
  • Disease surveillance, epidemiology, data and analytics
  • Drug and Poison Information Centre
  • Environmental health 
  • Harm reduction and response to substance use
  • Immunization programs
  • Indigenous health
  • Population health, health promotion and the prevention of chronic diseases and injuries
  • Preparing for and responding to health threats

Our purpose, vision, values & teachings

As a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, the BCCDC shares PHSA’s purpose, vision, values and teachings.

Learn about our purpose, vision, values and teachings


Partnerships are integral to the BCCDC's programs and services. We collaborate with our partners to inform and deliver population and public health action across the province. The BCCDC has close ties with clinical, education, research, and other communicable disease-related institutions in British Columbia, Canada and internationally. 

Our partners include: 
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