The BC OSI Clinic offers an outpatient program, where clients who live with mental health conditions related to an OSI and their families can find comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment services under one roof.?
The BC Operational Stress Injury Clinic (BC OSI Clinic) is one of nine clinics across Canada fully funded by Veterans Affairs Canada. The BC OSI Clinic is managed by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and staffed by mental health care professionals who work collaboratively to provide specialized care.
An operational stress injury (OSI) is any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties performed during military or RCMP service. It includes a range of health problems such as anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as other conditions that may be less severe, but still interfere with daily functioning.
Once the BC OSI Clinic receives a referral, the intake coordinator will review the referral for appropriateness and will ensure all documentation is complete.
Once the assessment is complete, the BC OSI Clinical team will meet and develop a treatment/service plan that best fits the client?s needs. A treatment plan is always made in collaboration with the client.
Once the referral is accepted the client will participate in a psychological and/or psychiatric assessment. The assessment serves a dual purpose. It confirms a mental health diagnosis and also helps govern what type of therapy will be used by the therapist. Results of the assessment are shared with clients and clients are encouraged to ask questions. All assessments are comprehensive, thorough and confidential.
Our services are also offered through Telehealth so clients and their family or support networks can continue receiving treatment in the comfort of their home community.
?For more information, visit www.bcosi.ca?.
?Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on statutory holidays.
There is no cost to clients who have been referred by Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Forces or RCMP.
?Regular and Reserve Members of Canadian Forces: Speak with your Medical Officer or Social Worker on the Base to discuss your concern.
Current members of the RCMP: Speak with your Health Services Officer or RCMP Psychologist.
Retired Canadian Forces or retired RCMP: Speak with Veterans Affairs Canada National Client Contact Centre at: English: 1 (866) 522-2122 French: 1 (866) 522-2022
To talk to a Peer Support Coordinator, call the Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) Program at 1 (800) 883-6094
?Underground parking is available on P2 in stalls 124 to 151.
?Services are provided to British Columbia and Yukon residents who are veterans, members of the Canadian Forces (Regular and Reserve) and members of the RCMP who have an operational stress injury (OSI) as well as their families.