Emergency Numbers

Emergency contact resources in your community

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: 911


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

HealthLink BC 24-hour, confidential health information and advice.

Phone: 811
Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1.866.889.4700
Web: www.healthlinkbc.ca

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
Deaf or hearing-impaired: 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