What can I do if I want more information before my appointment?
Looking up information about the clinic, provider, and/or procedure can help us know what to expect and if we want to find alternatives. We can also call clinics or search for resources on their websites.
We can also consider calling HealthLink BC (811), a 24/7 service with health navigators and connections to other healthcare professionals.
If we are connected with other practitioners (e.g. a family doctor), they may be able to provide information about other healthcare services.
We may personally know people who have similar healthcare experiences (e.g. peers, friends, family). We can consider asking folks for their perspectives and/or advice.
We can also find support through online forums (e.g. Facebook groups/pages, Reddit) or from people who share their experiences online (e.g. Instagram, Youtube, blogs).