Mental Health & Substance Use Services

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Island Health provides a range of services for individuals dealing with moderate to severe mental health and substance use concerns. Explore each service by clicking the links below. 

Service Link

For additional information or help navigating services, call Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use Service Link at 1-888-885-8824. This line is answered by a call taker every day of the week.

Crisis Line

If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, please call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line, available 24/7 1-888-494-3888. You can also call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.

Locations

To see which facilities provide services, visit Mental Health and Substance Use Locations

Island Health provides a network of counselling, prevention, residential care and treatment services across Vancouver Island for youth (ages 13-19) and their families.
The Addictions Medicine Consult Service (AMCS) will support admitted patients regardless of their primary condition at Hospitals all across Vancouver Island.
Mental Health and Substance Use teams help you access services in your community.
Supporting children, youth and their families by evaluating and planning treatment for significant emotional, behavioural, psychological and psychiatric symptoms.
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic provides care to patients in the greater Victoria area whose primary concern is a specific anxiety disorder or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Provides a specialized team-based approach to care that is person-centered and recovery-oriented.
Provides consultative psychiatric care to patients in areas that typically experience long wait times or do not have access to local psychiatry services.
Learn more about treatment and recovery bed-based programs for mental health and substance use.
Learn more about mental health and substance use services in your community.
Short Term Assessment and Treatment programs provide specific therapy to deal with acute mental health issues.
There are a range of crisis services available across Vancouver Island. Contact one of the crisis lines for immediate support and connection to local services.
Assessment and consultation services available to children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities experiencing non-crisis mental health concerns.