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.

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

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.

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

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.
Supporting children, youth and their families by evaluating and planning treatment for significant emotional, behavioural, psychological and psychiatric symptoms.
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team focuses on recovery for clients with serious mental illnesses who have significant functional impairments.
The Central Island Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program (CICAPP) provides comprehensive and coordinated individual and family consultation and psychiatric evaluation and treatment for youth up to18 years old.
The Collaborative Psychiatric Outreach service provides assessment and/or short term treatment for children and youth up to age 18.
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.
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A range of services are available to those with mental illness and substance use issues. These include 24 care and rehabilitation, vocational assistance and independent living opportunities.