Ledger House - Children, Youth & Families

Ledger House - Children, Youth & Families

The Ledger Program is an island-wide resource that provides acute, in-patient, hospital based psychiatric services for children and youth serving all Island Health children, youth and families.

We provide stabilization, assessment, treatment planning and short-term interventions for children and youth aged 6 to 16 years. 

Admissions

Admissions are either urgent or planned.

Urgent Admissions

Special Care Unit (SCU)

Clients admitted to the Special Care Unit generally require urgent service and/or short-term stabilization for any of the following:

  • florid psychosis
  • active mania
  • suicidal with previous, serious suicide attempts
  • require intensive 24 hour monitoring

Referrals

Physicians and mental health clinicians can make referrals to the Special Care Unit. Please contact Intake to discuss a potential referral to this unit.


Planned Admissions

Children's and Youth Units

Clients admitted to these two units require in-patient, multi-disciplinary, tertiary mental health assessment and treatment planning. Upon admission, clients must have a secure placement and community discharge plan in place.

Children's Unit 

Inpatient assessment, intervention and discharge planning for children ages 6-11 with complex psychiatric problems

Youth Unit 

Inpatient assessment, intervention and discharge planning for ages 12-16 with complex psychiatric problems

Referrals

Family physicians, pediatricians and mental health clinicians may make a referral to Ledger House. 


Learn More

Find out more about the referral process
Frequently Asked Questions

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health

2400 Arbutus Rd
Victoria, B.C. 
V8N 1V7

250-519-6756

Community

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Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria