Agencies & Services
PHSA operates nine agencies that provide province-wide health care services, including the BC Cancer Agency, BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, BC Renal Agency, BC Transplant, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre, Cardiac Services BC, and Perinatal Services BC.
In addition, the PHSA is responsible for coordinating specialized provincial health services like thoracic surgery and trauma services, which are delivered in a number of locations across the province. The PHSA also has a role in developing new programs and services to improve access to health services such as the Autism Assessment Network. The PHSA has also taken over responsibility for specific programs and services previously administered by the Ministry of Health such as Visudyne, a drug used to treat age related macular degeneration, adult cochlear implants, and the medical interpretation service delivered by the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
By planning, coordinating and evaluating these specialized health services, PHSA is working with the other health authorities across BC to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people who need provincial services like cancer treatment, management of a complex mental health problem or cardiac care.