Cowichan Valley Mental Health & Substance Use

We provide services for individuals with moderate to severe adult mental health and substance use concerns.

Services provided

  • Screening, assessment and treatment planning.
  • Referrals to the most appropriate service, team or community resource.
  • Connection to mental health and substance use services such as counselling, psychoeducational groups and addiction medicine consultation.

Services not provided at this time:

  • Assessment for ADHD & Autism.
  • Walk-in psychiatric service (referral required by a family physician or nurse practitioner).
  • Mental health housing.

If you require more information about services provided, please contact our team: 250-709-3040.

How to access services

  • Start the self-referral process by booking an appointment with our team: 250-709-3040.
  • We accept referrals from individuals, clinicians, community agencies and health and social services professionals. 
  • Psychiatrist consultations require a referral from a family physician or primary care provider.

Rapid Access Clinic

The Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) in Duncan is a walk-in clinic offered through Mental Health and Substance Use. Adults can drop-in for one crisis counselling session with a mental health and substance use clinician (non-psychiatry) and receive information and referrals for connecting with the most appropriate service.

How to access services 

  • No referral needed. Walk-in appointments Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Individuals seen based on the initial assessment and priority process.
  • Same day appointments are not guaranteed.
  • Mental health housing cannot be accessed through the Rapid Access Clinic. 

Find additional information, resources and tools to support your well-being on our Mental Health and Substance Use Resources page.


3088 Gibbins Road
Duncan, B.C. 
V9L 1E8


Fax: 250-709-3045

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed on statutory holidays

RAC Duncan

Monday to Friday 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed on statutory holidays


Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands