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Emergency numbers

If you, or someone in your care, has chest pains, difficulty breathing or severe bleeding, it could be life-threatening. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Further emergency contact information for physical and mental health resources are available below.

Ambulance, fire, police

Phone: dial 9-1-1

Poison Control

Phone: 1 (800) 567-8911

Addiction Services (detox)

A network of direct and contracted addiction services for substance use problems, including counselling, needle exchange, opiate replacement therapy, withdrawal management and youth prevention.
Phone: 1 (866) 658-1221

Vancouver Access & Assessment Centre

Access and Assessment Centre (AAC) is an alternative to the Emergency Department for people having a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issue. Call or walk in any time, 24/7,  365 days a year: (604) 675-3700
Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre, Level 1 East Entrance - 803 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

HealthLink BC

HealthLink BC is a 24-hour resource for confidential health information and advice.
Phone: dial 8-1-1 or for deaf or hearing-impaired call: 1 (866) 889-4700 

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre

Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide.
Phone: (604) 872-3311 or for deaf or hearing-impaired call: 1 (866) 872-0113
Kids Help Phone
Immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868

Youth in BC Distress Line

24-hour distress line staffed by counsellors and trained volunteers who are committed to helping youths in crisis.
Phone: (604) 872-3311

Problem Gambling Help Line

A province-wide information and referral service for anyone who is adversely affected by their own, or another's gambling habits.
Phone: 1 (888) 795-6111 
Deaf and hard of hearing callers call collect: (604) 875-0885
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