BC Operational Stress Injury Clinic

The BC Operational Stress Injury Clinic (BC OSI Clinic) is an outpatient program where clients who live with mental health conditions related to an operational stress injury (OSI) and their families can find comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment services under one roof.

The BC OSI Clinic is one of nine clinics across Canada 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.

The BC OSI Clinic offers specialized assessment and treatment provided by an interdisciplinary team including psychiatry, psychology, social work and nursing staff. The BC OSI Clinic collaborates with other health care providers and services to ensure that care is comprehensive and coordinated. This includes the use of Telehealth as appropriate. 

BC Operational Stress Injury Clinic services include:

  • Psychological and psychiatric assessments

  • Individualized treatment plans with collaborative, interprofessional care

  • Individual psychotherapy

  • Medication treatment

  • Relationship and family counselling

  • Group therapy and skills training (anger, pain and stress management)

  • Addiction counselling

  • Education for family members, health care providers and others interested in OSIs

  • Referrals to other specialized services and links to community support

  • Consultation with community professionals

Referral Process

Clients must be referred to the BC OSI Clinic. Veterans of the Canadian Forces and retired RCMP should speak to their Area Counsellor at Veterans Affairs Canada at:

  • 1 (866) 522-2122 (English)

  • 1 (866) 522-2022 (French)

Current Regular and Reserve members of the Canadian Forces should approach their Medical Officer or Social Worker on bases to discuss their concern.

Members of the RCMP should speak to their Health Services Officer or RCMP Psychologist.

Persons who have not made contact with Veterans Affairs and have served in the military or RCMP should call the VAC National Client Contact Centre at:

  • 1 (866) 522-2122 (English)

  • 1 (866) 522-2022 (French)

To talk with a Peer Support Coordinator, call the Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) Program at:

  • 1 (800) 883-6094

BC OSI Clinic

175 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 1P4
Phone: (604) 331-8990
1 (855) 331-8990
Fax: (604) 874-1750
Email: bhavini.morar@vch.ca