Intake - Screening and Referral Services
Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services in the Oceanside area are accessed through Island Health Intake Services. Intake provides a timely, single point of entry for all Oceanside Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services.
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Community Response Team (CRT):
Provides urgent response for adults who may be suicidal, or in a psychiatric crisis. Can connect you to further services.
Substance Use Outreach:
Provides information, education, harm reduction, support and treatment for people affected by or at risk of developing alcohol and other drug-related difficulties. Can connect you to other services.
Adult Community Support Services (ACSS): Provides support for those with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses. Transitional case management/Case management, Early Psychosis Intervention, Groups, Clinical involvement with Oceanside HOST (Homeless Outreach Support Team) and access to Regional Clinical Psychologist.
Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT): Provides a solution-focused model of therapy, prioritizing the mental health goals identified by the client, working towards empowerment, self-advocacy.
Increased stability and wellness.
Individual and Group short term therapy (6-8 sessions)
Intake for access to Psychiatrist.
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.
Oceanside Health Centre
489 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, V9P 1J9
250-951-9550 x 38060
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in service: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.