Clearview Community Medical Detox - Nanaimo - Substance Use

Clearview Detox welcomes people with mental and physical health challenges regardless of race, religion, culture, or sexual orientation. We strive to provide exceptional care and treat all individuals with dignity, compassion and respect.

The 12 bed medically supported facility serves the following regions; Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay/Comox, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Powel River, and Tofino/Ucluelet. 

Access Services

Referrals can be made by:

  • Community General Practitioners (family physicians), walk-in clinics
  • MHSU clinicians: substance use counselors, outreach
  • Indigenous counselors
  • Acute care (hospital based physicians, nurses, and social workers)

Once Clearview Detox receives a referral, you will be placed on the wait list and contacted by our intake coordinator.

Admissions are booked by medical priority. Once accepted on the waitlist, individuals are advised to call 250-739-5891 regularly to check on their admission date status. Individuals referred to Clearview Detox must be able to move about independently and manage their own basic self-care.

Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services that provide referrals to Clearview:

  • Campbell River Hospital Crisis Nurse: 250-850-2620

  • Courtenay/Comox: 250-339-1573

  • Cowichan Valley Substance Use Services: 250-737-2007

  • Nanaimo Brooks Landing Access Services: 250-739-5710

  • Nanaimo Substance Use Services Outreach (SUSO) – 250-713-5118

  • Oceanside Health Centre: 250-951-9550

  • Port Alberni: 250-731-1311

  • Port Hardy MHSU - 250-901-6051

  • Port MacNeill MHSU - 250-956-4461

  • Powell River (VCH) -604-485-3303

  • Tofino/Uclulet Substance Use Team: 250-726-1282

Services Provided

  • 24-hour a day acute, inpatient withdrawal management from a multi-disciplinary team

  • The average length of stay is 7 to 10 days

  • Daily programming may include psychosocial groups, peer support, indigenous health, and AA/NA meetings

  • Support for individuals in early stages of recovery, referrals to community resources, and discharge planning

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.

Learn More

Clearview Community Medical Detox Brochure

Clearview Community Frequently Asked Questions

967 Haliburton St
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9R 6N5


Fax: 250-739-5892

Services at Clearview Community Medical Detox - Nanaimo - Substance Use