Mental Health & Substance Use Services

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Island Health offers innovative services for treatment and support for those impacted by mental health and substance use issues.

If you are experiencing a crisis or an emergency, the Vancouver Island Crisis Line, available 24/7: 1-888-494-3888.

To access services or seek referral to any of our mental health programs and locations, visit our Mental Health and Substance Use Referral Pages.

Access telephone numbers:

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: 250-902-6051

Port MacNeill: 250-956-4461

Southern Gulf Islands: 250-538-4711

Victoria: 250-519-3485

Westshore/Langford: 250-370-5799

Westcoast: 250-726-1282

For facilities that provide these services, see Mental Health and Substance use locations

To find places providing space for safer drug use, see our Supervised Consumption locations.


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 Cowichan District Hospital (CDH)
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.
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team focuses on recovery for clients with serious mental illnesses who have significant functional impairments.
The Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) TeleMental Health Program provides consultative psyc
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.
HEAT was founded in 2012 and uses a collaborative approach to help people struggling with clutter and hoarding disorder in Greater Victoria. We also refer people outside Greater Victoria to local resources.