Anscomb Outpatient Services

The goal of the Anscomb Program is to support children, youth and their families by evaluating and planning treatment for significant emotional, behavioural, psychological and psychiatric symptoms in order to increase the mental health and functioning of children and youth at home, at school and within their home community.

This brochure provides further information: Anscomb Program.


Mood Anxiety and Psychosis Team (MAP)

MAP provides specialized services for children and youth up to and including age 18, who are having significant challenges in their daily functioning due to complex mood, anxiety and/or psychotic conditions.

Examples of those who may be referred are children and youth who are experiencing depression, mania, anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, effects of post traumatic stress and psychosis.

Neurodevelopment Team

The Neurodevelopment Team provides specialized services for children and youth up to and including age 18 who are having significant challenges in their daily functioning due to complex mental health and behavioural challenges secondary to neurodevelopmental impairments.

Examples of those who may be referred are children and youth experiencing mental health challenges along with autism spectrum, fetal alcohol and other related genetically based impairments.


Locations Served

The Anscomb Program serves all Island Health area children, youth and families.

General Information on Anscomb Outpatient Services

Referral Required?
Not required
How to Get Referral

Family physicians, pediatricians and mental health clinicians may make referrals to the Anscomb Outpatient Services. Find out more about the referral process

To discuss a potential referral or obtain more information, please contact Child, Youth & Family Mental Health Services at 250-519-6720 or 250-519-6794.

Contact Us

The Anscomb Program is located at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health.

To discuss a potential referral or obtain more information, please contact Child, Youth & Family Mental Health Services at 250-519-6720 or 250-519-6794.

Locations

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

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

250-739-5777

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

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

250-331-5900

Oceanside Health Centre

Oceanside Health Centre

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

250-951-9550

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