Please note: Victoria Community Medical Detox will be undergoing renovations beginning late August 2019 for approx. 6 months. During this time Detox will be operating from EMP 5B (across the hall from the current location) and the Stabilization Unit will be located at the Patient Care Center on the 5th floor. If you have any questions please call detox 250-519-7708 or stabilization 250-370-8810.
Victoria 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 21 bed medically supported facility serves the south island.
Referrals can be made by:
- substance use counselor
- family physician
- walk-in clinic physician
- crisis nurse
- Indigenous counselor
- mental health nurse
- self referral via intake
Once Victoria Detox receives a referral, you will be placed on the wait list and contacted once a bed becomes available.
Admissions are booked by medical priority. Individuals referred to Victoria Detox must be able to move about independently and manage their own basic self-care.
- 24-hour a day acute, inpatient withdrawal management form a medical team with an average length of stay being 7 to 8 days
- daily programming that may include AA/NA meetings, psychosocial groups, meetings and acupuncture
- support for persons in early stages of recovery to address physical, social and spiritual needs
- referrals to community resources.
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.
Eric Martin Pavilion
2334 Trent Street