Island Health is centralizing walk-in mental health and substance use (MHSU) services in Nanaimo to one location beginning March 15, 2023.
Currently, Island Health offers single session walk-in services for MHSU assessments, counselling and referrals at two locations in Nanaimo:
- Baron’s Road (3141 Barons Road) on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Brooks Landing (203-2000 Island Highway) from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
As of March 15, all walk-in MHSU services will take place at the Brooks Landing location. This centralization of walk-in services will create consistent walk-in hours for MHSU services and improve overall access to the continuum of services to help more people access the care they need.