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.

Recovery Addiction Support (RAS) is an abstinence-based program for individuals recovering from substance use addiction offering daily psycho-educational groups covering a great variety of topics related to recovery, mental health, and wellness.
Child Youth and Family Mental Health provides tertiary services to children, youth and their families throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
This outreach team works with individuals who have experienced a recent opioid overdose and are not connected to a case management or substance use team.
Island Health operates or funds a range of services for substance use detox, treatment and supportive recovery.
Inpatient services are accessed through your family doctor, psychiatrist or through emergency services.
Assisting people at different stages of their alcohol and drug recovery.
YT5 (Youth Tier 5) provides integrated service to youth primarily 13-18 years of age who have multiple and complex needs related to persistent and significant substance use and mental health challenges.