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Psychiatric inpatient services provide assessment and treatment to adults who require acute 24-hour management in a hospital setting.

What to expect

The units are staffed by an interdisciplinary team who work in collaboration with the patient, their family and community supports to provide individualized patient-centered care.

Various inpatient services

There are various inpatient mental health and substance use services. See descriptions of each of the varying services below or find full details at the specific location. 

Psychiatric Emergency Assessment & Triage (PEAT)

A space in an Emergency Department (ED) for assessing and triaging ED clients who present with mental health and/or substance use conditions.

Psychiatric Emergency Units

Provides a brief stay for assessment, stabilization and treatment of adults ages 19 and over experiencing a psychiatric/mental health crisis. 

Psychiatric Assessment Unit (PAU)

Short stay unit focused on people who require short term, intensive treatment to return to their community. 

Psychiatric Consultation Clinics

Services the needs for the inpatient units on Medical/Surgical wards. The Physicians will request for a consultation from our program to determine whether the admitted patient is currently dealing with a mental health problem.

Psychiatric Inpatient units (PIPUs)

Provides inpatient psychiatric care, including individual work and groups. Focuses on active short-term assessment and treatment.

Inpatient services

Inpatient units provide assessment and treatment to adults ages 19 and over who require acute 24-hour management in a hospital setting. 


Find this service near you

  • Mental Health Inpatient Services at the HOpe Centre

    1337 St. Andrews Avenue, 4th floor North Vancouver
  • Psychiatric Inpatient Services at qathet General Hospital

    5000 Joyce Avenue, 4th floor Powell River
  • Psychiatric Inpatient Services at Richmond Hospital

    Richmond Hospital, Westminster Highway Richmond
  • Psychiatric Inpatient Services at Vancouver General Hospital

    899 West 12th Avenue Vancouver
  • Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Sechelt | shíshálh Hospital

    5544 Sunshine Coast Highway Sunshine Coast