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.

Assessment and treatment services to stabilize acute symptoms in a safe environment as well as short term care for patients in crisis, at risk, or in severe distress.
Providing rapid, mobile, community-based response to children, youth and families in crisis.
Learn more about the Mental health and Substance Use teams in your community.
Short Term Assessment and Treatment programs provide specific therapy to deal with acute mental health issues.
For adults and family members affected by drug and alcohol problems.
Overdose Prevention and Supervised Consumption Services* are locations where people can use illegal drugs under supervision by trained staff.
The Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth Program is a dynamic, interactive injury prevention program for teenagers.
For people with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Child Youth and Family Mental Health provides tertiary services to children, youth and their families throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Inpatient services are accessed through your family doctor, psychiatrist or through emergency services.
Assisting people at different stages of their alcohol and drug recovery.