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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

Tertiary services provide special holistic, wellness-based support and treatment for adults with serious mental illness whose needs are not met within secondary services such as hospitals, residential care and community.

How you are referred to Sumac Place

  • Your health care professional will complete a referral form

    Your health care professional will complete a referral form. The Tertiary Mental Health and Addictions Central Access and Discharge team will review the information. A committee of experts from across the VCH/PHC region will discuss and decide which tertiary program is right for you at this time.

  • We will contact your health care professional

    When a space is available in the designated program, the Tertiary Mental Health and Addictions Central Access and Discharge team will contact the health care professional who completed the referral. Plans will be made with you and your family to make your transition to the program as smooth as possible.

Hours of operation

Currently open

We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Visiting hours: Daily. Please check at the Team Base for specific hours.

How to get here

From the Lower Mainland, a ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. From there you can take public transit, or drive off the ferry and continue up the hill, turn left. At the stop sign go to the right onto North Road. You continue down North Road, through the traffic light at Reed Road, continue for two blocks. Turn right onto Kiwanis way and follow it around (one and a half blocks) to Sumac Place.

Transit directions

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There is street parking in front of the building with no restrictions.


Sumac Place

Sumac Place is a newly renovated, 28-bed facility in Gibsons BC. The facility is part of the Tertiary Mental Health and Addiction Services at VCH.

Tertiary Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Mental health tertiary services are specialized services for people with serious and long-lasting mental illnesses. Some people may also have needs related to drugs or alcohol.