About the multidisciplinary public health care clinic

The PolyCan Health Centre will be located in the CentreBlock building as part of the High Street neighbourhood within UniverCity. PolyCan Health Centre will provide multi-disciplinary health services to the academic and residential community on Burnaby Mountain and surrounding areas, offering the services of primary health care professionals such as physicians, chiropractors, and acupuncturists.

It will be the only multidisciplinary public clinic in the City of Burnaby and just the fifth in Metro Vancouver. In addition to providing the first publicly available, on-mountain health care to a growing residential community with a current population of over 5,000 residents, PolyCan Health Centre will also serve a population of more than 50,000 including students, faculty and staff at the adjacent campuses of Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Fraser International College. The clinic is further expected to attract patients from off mountain because there is no comparable service within a 10-kilometre radius.

PolyCan Health Centre will be one of the anchor tenants in the new commercial/office/residential building at 9055 University High Street.  The approximately 1,850 square metre (approximately 20,000 square feet) PolyCan Health Centre will include the services of family health care & walk-in care, women’s health, surgical daycare, plastic surgery, sports medicine, ophthalmology, chiropractic, rehabilitation, acupuncture, pain management, preventative care and medical diagnostic imaging services. It will be equipped for basic surgical procedures and with transfer capacity for those in need of advanced acute care. Early negotiations are also underway with SFU, Pacific Academic Institute of Chiropractic (PAIC), BCIT, and Fortius Sport & Health about using the facility for teaching and research.

PolyCan Health Centre is committing to an initial 20-year lease and expects a start-up investment of $15 million for a facility that will meet the health care needs of UniverCity, SFU, Fraser College and North Burnaby for decades to come.

over 1,850 square metres (approximately 20,000 square feet)

Our Vision

Our vision is to become a world-class, trusted health care facility serving our patients and our community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe and professional health care environment staffed by fully-trained and highly qualified health care practitioners that are focused on patients. Polycan Health Centre strives to be a patient choice first health care centre.

PolyCan Health Centre will be a trusted primary care facility for the community of residents, students and staff on Burnaby Mountain. PolyCan Health Centre’s mission is to become a premier destination for patient choice for health care and to facilitate research and advancement opportunities to improve health care for everyone.

Our patients will have access to a team-based healthcare network providing a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to their choices in health care services.

Our family doctors, physicians, surgeons, registered nurses, medical technicians and medical staff will be experts in their field bringing together a strong and knowledgeable team of expertise in order to provide dedicated, compassionate and world class quality care to patients on their terms.

Award winning design

bau design + architecture brings a commitment to design excellence through a unique ability to solve complex design problems in an innovate, collaborative, and practical manner. The basis of our practice has been a humanistic approach in the design of places for people, accomplished through a collaborative process with our clients and consultants. The better and more we understand what our clients are aiming to accomplish, the better we can interpret their needs with vision and architectural skill. bau design + architecture has extensive experience in the architectural approach to medical and care facilities.