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Flare Clinic

Even with regular medications and proper healthcare, you may still experience painful and uncomfortable flare ups, or your disease may move to an acute or more serious stage.

We want to help you avoid unnecessary emergency room visits by offering timely access to IBD healthcare professionals at The IBD Centre of BC. If you have been diagnosed with IBD and are not yet a patient of our Centre, our IBD Flare Clinic can quickly get you connected with doctors and nurses who can start or escalate your IBD therapy.


  • What if I'm a current patient of the Centre and have a flare up? Should I still go to the IBD Flare Clinic?

    Yes, if you have a flare up you should come to the Centre, as this is likely the quickest way to access proper medical care and allows you to avoid visiting the emergency room.
  • I'm not sure if I have IBD or not. Should I still go to the IBD Flare Clinic?

    No. If you think you have IBD but are not sure, you should visit your doctor (family doctor or urgent care doctor). Click here to learn how to get a referral to the IBD Centre of BC.
  • How long will it take to see someone?

    Times may vary, but we hope to get you into the Centre within two to three weeks.

  • Do I need an appointment?

    Yes. Please make sure your family doctor has sent in a referral. Once we have a time for your appointment we will notify you.