Mental Health & Substance Use Services

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Island Health provides a range of services for individuals dealing with moderate to severe mental health and substance use concerns. Explore each service by clicking the links below. 

Service Link

For additional information or help navigating services, call Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use Service Link at 1-888-885-8824. This line is answered by a call taker every day of the week.

Crisis Line

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.


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

Tertiary psychiatric care provides the highest level of care available in Island Health for adults and seniors with significant and persistent mental health concerns.
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.