Referrals to Child Youth & Family Mental Health

Referrals to Child Youth and Family Mental Health

Child Youth and Family Mental Health provides tertiary services to children, youth and their families throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This specialized intervention is for children and youth whose chronic and often acute mental health needs have exceeded the capacity of community resources, including the Ministry of Child and Family Development.

We are unable provide long term treatment services, respite services or residential placements.

Services available without a referral

The following services accept referrals from anyone in the community, including family members and the child or youth themselves:

Service Eligibility

Referrals for elective admissions to Anscomb Outpatient ServicesLedger House, the Central Island Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program and the Collaborative Psychiatric Outreach Program must meet eligibility criteria for a tertiary level service. This means that clients have already received assessment and intervention services in the community.

Referrals are regularly reviewed by the Intake Review Committees. The Committees consist of psychiatry, administrative staff and the intake clinicians. A decision is made to either accept the child/youth for the appropriate waitlist, or to decline the referral and make alternative recommendations for other resources or services.

General Information on Referrals to Child Youth & Family Mental Health

Referral Required?
How to Get Referral

We accept referrals from family physicians, pediatricians and mental health clinicians.

Anscomb Outpatient Services, Ledger House and the Central Island Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program

Requests for urgent Ledger House inpatient admissions can be made directly by phoning (250) 519-6720.

Collaborative Psychiatric Outreach Services

Contact Us

To discuss a potential referral, or obtain more information on any of our services, please contact our intake service at 250-519-6756.


Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

1111-4th Avenue
PO Box 10
Ladysmith, B.C. 
V9G 1A1


North Island Hospital Comox Valley

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

101 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 0B9


Oceanside Health Centre

Oceanside Health Centre

489 Alberni Hwy
Parksville, B.C.
V9P 1J9


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