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<div class="ExternalClass0DCE6F5538C047C6B9CF105AFA9DF70B"><p>This program is a resource to health authorities across BC that provides unique, highly specialized inpatient services to patients who require pharmacological, biophysical, psychosocial, and other treatments for psychotic illness when other treatment approaches have been ineffective or partially effective.</p><p>Research is an integral part of the program, and patients may be offered the opportunity to participate as a subject in a clinical trial or other research project. The expected length of stay is 4 - 6 months.</p><p>Staffing and programming include: Psychiatrists, Neuropsychiatrists, Nurses, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Peer Support, Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Psychology, Dietician, General Practitioner and Pharmacists.</p></div>2255 Wesbrook Mall(604) 822-7546V6T 2A1BC<div class="ExternalClassAE48C9A2BD484445BBA93BCA45497666"><p></p><p>There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:</p><ul><li><p>Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.</p></li><li><p>The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.</p></li></ul><p>There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.<br></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="" alt=" " style="border-style:initial;margin:5px;box-sizing:border-box;max-width:100%;width:auto;" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a><br></p><p>​For parking information at UBC, please visit <a href=""></a> <br></p></div>49.2639505,-123.24597<div class="ExternalClassE2D0EE72BE0F4EA7A9BE2537117F4D5B"><p>​English. Interpretation services available for most languages.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassF9AF4F31538A415CAD56C43339607E4A"><div><p>The BC Psychosis Program does not accept referrals from community practitioners or hospitals. Each Health Authority is responsible for implementing and coordinating its own referral process by way of the tertiary mental health facility within its region. </p><p>Referrals to the program from each Health Authority are from a single point of contact using the<a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-936" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />BC Psychosis Program - Referral Package</a>.</p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassC8893E4C5F8D4F05AAE8985E4175F197"><div><p>Appropriate patients will:</p><div><ol><li><p>Be medically stable;</p></li><li><p>Have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, affective disorder with psychosis, or non substance-related psychosis;</p></li><li><p>Have had inadequate or no response to at least two trials of antipsychotics (one of which is a second generation agent) by HA tertiary clinical teams;</p></li><li><p>Show incomplete recovery of social, vocational, or occupational functioning likely to respond to active intervention; and,</p></li><li><p>If present, substance use disorders, pervasive developmental disorder, developmental disability, personality disorder, aggression, or head injury is not the primary focus of treatment</p></li></ol><p>Age range: 18 years and older</p><p>Refer to the BC Psychosis referral information package for more information on eligibility.<br></p></div></div></div>2nd floorUBC Hospital - Detwiller Pavilion

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