Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCCs)

Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCCs)

All about UPCCs in Burnaby

What is a UPCC?

Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCCs) provide medical care for urgent, non-emergency issues. For life-threatening illnesses or injuries, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department.

UPCCs are for when you are unable to see your family practitioner or access a walk-in clinic in a timely manner. If you do not have a doctor or nurse practitioner, you can receive urgent care at a UPCC.

When should I go to the UPCC? 

Examples of when to visit a UPCC for urgent care include: 

  • Cuts, wounds or skin conditions 
  • Infections 
  • New or worsening pain 
  • Sprains and strains
  • Nausea, diarrhea and constipation 
  • Mental health issues such as low mood, anxiety or depression 
  • Support from a social worker (e.g., financial hardship, resource navigation, community supports, housing instability, changes in health, safety and support)

Who provides care at a Burnaby UPCC? 

UPCC care teams may include: 

  • Family physicians 
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • Nurses 
  • Clinical pharmacists (Metrotown Only) 
  • Social workers 
  • Clinical counsellors 

Burnaby Locations

Edmonds Urgent and Primary Care Centre 

#201 – 7315 Edmonds Street, Burnaby 
Located at PrimeCare Medical Centre (2nd floor). 
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Phone: 604-519-3787 

Monday to Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

You can call to self-refer to Social Work services at the Edmonds UPCC. 


Operated by Burnaby Family Physicians

Metrotown Urgent and Primary Care Centre 

#102 – 4555 Kingsway, Burnaby 
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Phone: 604-451-4888 

Open seven days a week: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 


Operated by Fraser Health Authority 

Download our UPCC info sheet for print.

Do you need a family doctor?

If you are a Burnaby resident without a Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner — also known as being ‘unattached’ — you can join the Patient Attachment Waitlist to be matched with a provider who is accepting patients.