Referrals Southern Gulf Islands Mental Health & Substance Use

This page contains information about Island Health's Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services for Salt Spring Island and outreach to the outer islands of Saturna, Mayne, Galiano and Pender.

Learn more about resources, tools, self-tests, and education to help support you through wellness and recovery. 


Referrals to Mental Health and Substance use services can be made by a family doctor or Nurse Practitioner. Self-referrals are also accepted by phone by calling 250-538-4711.

Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Referral Form

Services Provided

Adult Short-term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT)

ASTAT offers assessment and short-term individual and group counselling to adults experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.

Case Management

Case management ensures on-going support for those experiencing serious and persistent mental health concerns.  Case management includes assessment in hospital and community, medication management and assistance with managing activities for of daily living.

Primary Care Social Work

Our Social Worker offers support for those with challenging and/or complex health needs in partnership with your general practitioner and provides assistance with psycho-social issues related to mental health and substance use.


Psychiatry provides assessment, treatment, and medication review for those with significant mental health concerns. 

Urgent Crisis Intervention

Emergency Mental Health is available at Lady Minto Hospital Emergency Room. Support is also available by calling Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888.

321 Lower Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC 
V8K 2V4


Fax: 250-538-4877

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm  

Services at Referrals Southern Gulf Islands Mental Health & Substance Use


Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands