Lu’ma Medical Centre

Providing Culturally Safe Healthcare to Families

We strive for excellence in culturally integrated primary health care that is accessible for families.  We provide the conditions urban Indigenous peoples need to improve health and wellbeing.

Patient Update:   For your Safety, Medical appointments are by phone or virtual care now.  Then you and your Medical Practitioner can discuss if you need to come in person for a followup.

If you or your family member are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as cough and sneezing,  Please stay home, take care of your health and get fresh air.  Lu’ma Medical does not do Covid testing on site 

If you have been in contact with someone who recently tested positive for Covid, Please get tested and self isolate for 14 days.  Lu’ma Medical does NOT have testing on site. 

Here are some Covid testing sites in Greater Vancouver:  

Reach Health Centre – 1145 Commercial Dr

St Vincent Drive up – On Heather at 33rd.

City Centre Urgent Care – 1290 Hornby St

BC Womens Hospital – Oak St

North Van Urgent Care – 221 West Esplanade, suite 200

Burnaby Central Park – on Boundary in the Park

Richmond General Hospital

Ridge Meadow Hospital, Maple Ridge

Surrey Walley Urgent Care – 14577  66 Ave


If you need to be hospitalized, please go to a hospital or dial 911.

We are currently providing appointments by Phone and virtually.  Your Medical Practitioner may request you come into the Clinic if necessary. 

Sessions with Counsellors and Social Navigators are by phone and virutally. 

Elders, cultural and spiritual support are provided by phone and virtually at this time for the safety of our knowledge keepers.

Email us to Book Appointments:

or Call 604-558-8822. 


Indigenous Primary Care Home Team

  • MOA’s welcome patients with Friendly Reception.

  • Medical Practitioners engage patients with clear communication, understanding, learning, and participation in active health management.

  • Traditional Elders / Healers share cultural knowledge and teachings and engage patients in practices, ceremonies, and wholistic ways of healing from trauma.     Participate in Women & Childrens’ Drumming Circle, Mens’ Talking Circle, and Womens’ Talking Circle.

  • Counsellors support individuals and families take steps to recover from trauma.

  • Social Navigator assists patients in accessing resources, removing barriers, completing forms, navigating systems, and opening doors of opportunity.


We are taking a break from group activities, circles and workshops temporarily to support community health & safety during this public health advisory.  

Here are some Resources you may find useful at this Time…. 

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line for Adults/Elders & Youth – The KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates a 24 hour provincial aboriginal crisis line for Adults/Elders (250-723-4050), Child/Youth (250-723-2040), Toll Free Line (1-800-588-8717).

  • Hope for Wellness toll-free 1-855-242-3310, offers 24/7 counselling and crisis intervention by phone or online chat. Available in French, English, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

  • Metis Crisis Line 1-833-638-4722, provides 24/7 mental health support, including crisis intervention and access to crisis programs.

  • Anxiety Canada

  • Foundry BC offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports

  • Here to Help BC

  • Dial 211 to Connect to Shelter and Meals in Greater Vancouver

  • Dial 811 to Talk to a Nurse

  • Crisis Centre of BC is a phone line that anyone can all if they are looking for support.

  • This website matches people in need with those looking to help people in need of emotional support, financial support, and grocery delivery.

  • This website talks about how to support children during COVID-19.












We are currently placing families and individuals who would like to access primary care at Lu’ma Medical Centre on a Waitlist.  

The sooner you Reach out and Contact us, the sooner we can start a Healing Journey together

Email us for an Appointment

phone  (604) 558-8822   fax  (604) 558-8823

 2970 Nanaimo St, Vancouver, BC, V5N 5G3


For Culturally safe primary care support for individuals with HIV, Hep C, and addictions, please contact Kilala Lelum, an Indigenous Clinic by clicking on this Butterfly:





A Very Special Thank you !!!

to our Partners and Contributors for making Lu’ma Medical Centre possible…