Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), Crisis Response Teams and Community Response Teams provide specialized mental health and addiction services, including intensive assessment and crisis intervention for patients arriving with acute and critical psychiatric disorders.
Available via these hospital emergency rooms
or by calling the 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-494-3888.
- Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria
- Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
- Cowichan District Hospital
- West Coast General Hospital
- North Island Hospital Comox Valley
- Lady Minto Hospital
24-Hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line provides a supportive listening ear for people in emotional distress and connection to emergency mental health services when needed.
Crisis Chat - 6 - 10 p.m. Seven days a week
Visit the Crisis Line website at www.vicrisis.ca
Crisis Text - 6 - 10 p.m. Seven days a week
1-250-800-3806 from your cell phone.
This is a resource for suicide prevention for Indigenous people on Vancouver Island and in the province of British Columbia. Help is available 24 hours a day. If you are facing a crisis, call any time.
Adult Crisis Line: 250-723-4050
Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
Vancouver Island and through the Province of BC: 1-800-588-8717
If you are in a situation that involves immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 911.