Need help immediately?

If there is an urgent safety concern, please call 9-1-1 or go to emergency at your nearest hospital.

Suicide hotline: 1-800-784-2433

Call BC Crisis Line: 604-310-6789

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

KUU-US Crisis Support Line (BC Wide Indigenous Toll Free Crisis and Support Line): 1-800-588-8717

Adult mental health programs at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are multi-disciplinary services provided through eight mental health teams and a variety of specialized programs. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

How to access

  • Check eligibility

    • People aged 19 and over
    • People experiencing emotional, psychological or psychiatric concerns; living with severe and persistent mental health issues; or struggling with substance use and addiction.
  • Get a referral

    Contact Nora Koros, Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Services by email at Nora.Koros@vch.ca or phone (604) 485-3302.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

Parking & Transportation

​​Free parking is available.

Getting here by ferry

qathet General Hospital is two ferry rides away from the City of Vancouver.

Take the Langdale ferry from the Horseshoe Bay Terminal.  Ferry schedules can be found at: http://bcferries.com. Drive up the Sunshine Coast along Hwy 101 from Langdale to Earl's Cove.  Take the Saltery Bay ferry from Earl's Cove.

From the Saltery Bay ferry terminal, travel along Hwy 101 for approximately 20 km until you reach a "Welcome to Powell River" sign.  Continue inside the city limits until you reach a street with a right-hand lane and a store/gas station called Pacific Point Market.  At the corner on your right, turn right.  You are now on Joyce Avenue.  Follow Joyce Avenue through four sets of stoplights.  Approximately 1 km past the fourth light, you will approach the hospital on the right.

Getting here by air

Contact Pacific Coastal Airlines by e-mail at www.pacific-coastal.com or by telephone at 1-800-663-2872 for schedules of flights from Vancouver. 

qathet General Hospital

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital) is a 33-bed facility providing services that include surgery, endoscopy, ICU, obstetrics, in-patient psychiatry, oncology, emergency and diagnostic services.

Adult Mental Health Teams

Mental Health Teams provide community-based assessment and treatment to adults who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in daily life.