Psychiatric Crisis & Emergency Services

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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

Psychiatric emergency units provide a brief stay for the assessment, stabilization and treatment for people experiencing a psychiatric/mental health crisis.

What to expect

Provide specialized mental health and addictions services in an environment that supports a patient and family centered approach. Services vary per location and may include:

  • crisis intervention, 
  • discharge planning,
  • case consultation,
  • substance use services, and
  • referrals to community resources or home-based treatment, as appropriate.

Find this service near you

  • Psychiatric Assessment Unit (PAU) at Richmond Hospital

    7000 Westminster Highway Richmond
  • Psychiatric emergency program at Lions Gate Hospital

    231 East 15th Street North Vancouver