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The Neuropsychiatry Program treats adults with brain injuries or diseases causing serious disturbances in behaviour, mood, intellectual abilities or thinking processes and somatoform disorders.

How to access

  • Check eligibility

    • Adults aged 19 and above

    We accept referrals for consideration to the UBC Neuropsychiatry Program for patients with:

    • Dementia of any cause,  with either major behavioral or psychiatric components, and/or a need to exclude a causal or contributing psychiatric illness (e.g. pseudodementia)
    • Neurological disease, injury or condition leading to a psychiatric presentation
    • Episodic disturbances thought to possibly result from a neurological disorder,  such as epilepsy
    • Unresponsive states, such as catatonia
    • Movement disorders that require psychiatric interventions such as tardive dyskinesia, Parkinson's disease or Huntington's disease
    • Somatoform & conversion disorders

    We do not accept referrals for:

    • Neuropsychological Testing
    • Developmental Disorders, including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger's Disorder- Refer to CLBC or Spectrum
    • Patients with active medical/legal cases, including ICBC
    • Patients with active WorkSafe BC cases unless referred via a WorkSafe BC medical advisor 
  • Get a referral

    You must be referred by a doctor or hospital within BC or the Yukon. 

    Find referral forms and instructions on the BC NP website.  Click on the top left corner "Program Description & Referral Forms" to access information.

Hours of operation

Outpatient Clinic: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Inpatient Units: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You must be referred by a doctor or hospital within BC or the Yukon.

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UBC Hospital (UBCH)

UBC Hospital (UBCH) is part of Vancouver Coastal Health and is one of British Columbia's foremost teaching and research facilities situated on the University of British Columbia campus.

Neuropsychiatry Program

The Neuropsychiatry Program treats adults with brain injuries or diseases causing serious disturbances in behaviour, mood, intellectual abilities or thinking processes and somatoform disorders.