Mental Health & Substance Use Services

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Island Health offers a range of services for people seeking support to help manage their mental health and substance use. 

If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, please call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line, available 24/7 1-888-494-3888. You can also call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department

For information about local mental health and substance services or a program referral, click one of the links below.

Campbell River: 250-850-2620

Comox Valley: 250-331-8524

Cowichan Valley: 250-709-3040

Nanaimo: 250-739-5710

Oceanside: 250-951-9550

Port Alberni: 250-731-1311 

Port Hardy (Mount Waddington): 250-902-6051

Port MacNeill (Mount Waddington): 250-956-4461

Southern Gulf Islands: 250-538-4711

Victoria: 250-519-3485

Westshore/Langford: 250-370-5799

Westcoast: 250-726-1282

Mental Health and Substance Use Service Link 1-888-885-8824

For more information or help navigating services for mental health, substance use and harm reduction, please call the Mental Health and Substance Use Service Link 1-888-885-8824. This line is answered seven days a week. As this is not an emergency or crisis service, callers who leave a message will be contacted the same or next day.

To see which facilities provide services, visit Mental Health and Substance Use Locations

To find locations for safer drug use, visit Overdose Prevention & Supervised Consumption locations.

For information on the decriminalization of people who use drugs in BC, please visit the webpages for Health Canada and the Province of BC.

Intake helps you access adult mental health and substance use services you require in your community.
Island Health provides a network of counselling, prevention, residential care and treatment services across Vancouver Island for youth (ages 13-19) and their families.
The Addictions Medicine Consult Service (AMCS) will support admitted patients regardless of their primary condition at Hospitals all across Vancouver Island.
Supporting children, youth and their families by evaluating and planning treatment for significant emotional, behavioural, psychological and psychiatric symptoms.
Serving the greater Victoria area, The Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) has been established for patients where a primary anxiety disorder is the primary focus of concern.
Provides a specialized team-based approach to care that is person-centered and recovery-oriented.
Provides consultative psychiatric care to patients in areas that typically experience long wait times or do not have access to local psychiatry services.
Services may include 24 Hour crisis lines, mobile crisis outreach, critical incident stress management, walk-in crisis counselling and emergency room psychiatric consultation.
Assessment and consultation services available to children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities experiencing non-crisis mental health concerns.
Discovery offers free community-based counselling services and access to residential care and treatment for youth ages 13-19.
Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) services focus on early recognition and intervention for young people who appear to be experiencing a decline in function related to early psychosis.
Eating disorders are treatable and there are a number of program options, working with different types of professionals ranging from mental health professionals to physicians to dietitians.