Welcome to the Pacific Open Heart Association (POHA)

    We provide a volunteer hospital visitation program where our teams of members visit heart patients at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. In addition, we visit heart patients in Lower Mainland hospitals before transfer to a surgery hospital. We offer non-medical advice and encouragement before and after surgery.

    Membership shall be open to all persons who are waiting for or have undergone cardiovascular-related procedures and to their respective spouses and children.

    Additionally, interested members of the general public may upon application become entitled to membership upon the terms which may be decided by the Directors from time to time.


    Your Support Matters 

    POHA donates to the cardiac hospital wards each year for the purchase of cardiac equipment and other resources. Your support helps us achieve our greater mission of raising awareness, and providing guidance and support to the community. 

    Contact Us, and one of our members will be pleased to assist you. 



    Click to see Cardiac Health Videos or St. Paul's Hospital - Cardiac Surgery Discharge


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    Online Access

    POHA accepts online donations and online payment of annual membership dues.

    To make a donation, click here.

    To pay your membership dues, click here.


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