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Provides short-term care for Richmond residents age 17 and over with mental health and/or substance use concerns who are experiencing an acute increase in symptoms or distress. Care is provided in the home in order to avoid or shorten a hospital admission.

How to access

  • Check eligibility

    • Richmond residents aged 17 years old and over.
  • Get a referral

    Client must be referred by health-care professional. This Acute home based treatment program - Richmond referral form must be completed by a case manager, mental health clinician, physician, nurse practitioner or midwife and faxed to (604) 244-5487. 

    Please call (604) 204-1111 for more information.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Thursday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Sunday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Richmond Community Health Access Centre (CHAC)

Richmond Community Health Access Centre is the location of various VCH services and programs that serve the Richmond community.

Acute Home-Based Treatment (AHBT)

Acute Home Based Treatment (AHBT) offers short-term care as an alternative to hospital for clients with mental illness, who are currently experiencing a worsening of their symptoms, in their home setting.