We provide specialized community-based services for older adults including mental health assessment and consultation, treatment, case management, rehabilitation services, substance use counselling.
Care is coordinated with primary care physicians and other community programs.
While Older Adult MHSU services are provided in the community and across many sites in Vancouver, these services are primarily based out of:
Services are accessible Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. ? 5 p.m.
Mental health referrals are supported by a physician or nurse practitioner. Substance use referrals can be self-referred.
Referrals are received by phone or fax & triaged by Older Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Central Intake.
Download the older adult community mental health & substance use referral form (PDF).
Intake phone: 604-709-6785
Adults aged 65 and over who:
have a recent new onset of mental illness
have medical and / or functional problems related to aging that complicate the treatment of a long standing mental illness
have a progressive dementia with complex behavioral & psychological symptoms
have concerns or issues about the use of alcohol, prescribed or over the counter medications, tobacco or other drugs and are willing to receive counselling