Lighthouse Virtual Substance Use Care Clinic

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Lighthouse is a free virtual clinic that uses telephone appointments to provide medical treatment and short-term stabilization for people who use substances.

What to expect



Phone: (604) 806-8223

Toll-free: 1 (877) 842-8884

Fax: (604) 681-6713

Hours of operation

  • 7 days per week (including stat holidays)
  • New intakes 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

About the service 

This service provides access to an integrated team, including addiction medicine physicians, nurses and social workers, working closely with local service providers in patients’ home communities. Clients who require in-person assessment will be referred to an appropriate healthcare provider for care. 

Telephone-based services include:

  • short-term stabilization and treatment for substance use
  • same-day treatment options
  • connection to community care for ongoing treatment
  • social work services 

Lighthouse provides assessment and treatment for people who use the following substances and who require care and treatment:

  • opioids
  • alcohol
  • benzodiazepines
  • stimulants
  • nicotine
  • cannabis


  • People who are looking for treatment of their substance use.
  • People who use substances and are looking for linkage to local outreach services.
  • People who are disconnected from care or not in regular contact with care.
  • A BC Services Card is not required for referral. 


Lighthouse accepts referrals from:

  • Self-referral
  • Referrals from community health providers
  • Referrals from emergency services

If you are concerned about any client who uses substances, please secure consent from the individual and call our team to make a referral.

Please fax referral forms to (604) 681-6713 or submit via telephone.

Lighthouse Clinic Referral Form (pdf)