Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join InspireHealth?

Anyone who is newly diagnosed with cancer, in treatment, or post treatment can participate in all programs and services, including group programming and individual appointments. Our programs are designed for adults and children aged 16 and older. Support people can also benefit from our programming.

Do I need a doctor's referral to join InspireHealth?

No referral is necessary to access our programs and services.

Is there any fee for accessing InspireHealth programs and services?

InspireHealth programs and services are free-of-charge. We are a non-profit organization and rely on donations to support our programs and services. In order to serve the most patients possible, we ask that you try to give 24 hour notice if you are unable to attend a booked appointment or class.  

What resources are available for support people at InspireHealth?

Support people are welcome to register with us and can access a variety of programs and services, including individual appointments for counselling, the monthly Self-Care for Support People workshop as well as other classes such as meditation, nutrition workshops, and cooking classes. Due to high demand, all exercise & movement classes are reserved for patients only. 

Are InspireHealth services currently being offered in-person or virtually?

We are currently offering individual appointments with our supportive care physicians, dietitians, counsellors, and exercise therapists at our centres in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna, as well as by telephone and video conference. All group programming is currently being offered online.  Please check back for updates on in-centre programming. 

How is InspireHealth funded?

InspireHealth is a registered Canadian non-profit organization. We are only partially funded by the BC Ministry of Health, which means we rely on the generosity of our community and donors to ensure we can  offer our programs and services free-of-charge. If you would like to support our supportive cancer care services, please consider making a donation.

Who is on your supportive care team?

Our comprehensive team of supportive care physicians, dietitians, exercise therapists, counsellors, and patient care coordinators are here to support our cancer community. Please click here to meet our team.