Acute Inpatient Services - Cowichan Valley - Mental Health

Access Services

Inpatient services are accessed through your family doctor, psychiatrist or through emergency.


Individuals Served:

  • adolescents, adults and seniors
  • individuals experiencing mental illness, eating disorders, head injuries, mental handicaps, age-related behaviour changes, forensic patients

Services Provided:

  • stabilization of acutely ill patients and linkage to community mental health and addiction services for follow-up, continued treatment and recovery
  • pre-care when possible prior to a patient's admission
  • comprehensive assessment including psychiatric, psychosocial, occupational therapy and nursing information
  • personalized care plans designed by the treatment team in collaboration with the individual and, when appropriate, family members
  • treatment based on the individual's care plan
  • follow-up support as outlined in the discharge planning
  • activity schedules are personalized to the unique needs of each patient depending on staffing and patient acuity

For immediate help or support

If you are in a situation that involves immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 9-1-1.

For emotional support or assistance contact Vancouver Island 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Cowichan District Hospital
3045 Gibbins Rd
Duncan, B.C.
V9L 1E5



Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands