Magnolia House is a community-based mental health facility that provides short-term psychiatric emergency and crisis intervention. Our mandate is to provide rapid, urgent, voluntary, short stay, residential placement and mental health/psychiatric treatment for individuals with psychiatric diagnoses, and in crises. We also provide respite services as well as a safe, supportive environment where clients have the opportunity to discuss their current needs and problems.
Services are provided in a home-like setting with the least disruption to client's life, occupation and natural support networks. We provide information and referral to relevant community resources to enhance the client's existing support systems.
Stays typically do not exceed ten working days.
This program is operated by Vancouver Coastal Health's North Shore Acute Psychiatric Services.
Admissions are coordinated via the Emergency Department at Lions Gate Hospital, in consultation with the Psychiatrist On-Call. Direct referrals are accepted from community partners and family physicians in consultation with the patient care coordinator.?