FAQs About Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC)

Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC). If you have a question that is not addressed below, please call 604-660-0228 or email CLBCPACAdmin@gov.bc.ca, and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.

How long is the stay at PAC?

How much prescribed medication is an individual discharged with?

Will the individual get to access the community during their admission?

Who will contact family or caregivers regarding the individual’s progress during their admission?

Is visitation permitted during an admission?

Are phone calls permitted during an admission?

What personal items should be brought to PAC?

Does an individual need their own money when at PAC?

Will there be a report?

Do the individuals have their own rooms?

What if the individual is at PAC during their birthday or other important holiday?

Can you smoke at PAC?

What kinds of activities are available at PAC?

What happens in the assessment?

What tests are offered during the assessment time line?