Tertiary Psychiatric Care

Tertiary psychiatric care provides the highest level of care available in Island Health for adults and seniors with significant and persistent mental health concerns who require highly intensive supports beyond what community services can offer. 


Adult tertiary psychiatric care offers individual care plans centered around psychosocial rehabilitation using support, encouragement and education to help clients achieve wellness and transition to more independent living. 


Senior tertiary psychiatric care supports those with severe neurocognitive impairment through individual care plans and by adjusting the environment and medical care to meet unique needs with the goal to transition clients to a less intensive level of care.

Tertiary psychiatric care locations

General Information on Tertiary Psychiatric Care

Referral Required?
How to get a Referral

Access to tertiary psychiatric care is through a referral from a physician or health services care team, case manager, or a Mental Health and Substance Use team.

Health care providers can complete the Tertiary Mental Health Referral Form and email to MHSUTertiaryAccess@islandhealth.ca

Contact Us

Email the Tertiary Access Coordinator: MHSUTertiaryAccess@islandhealth.ca


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