The Ledger Program is an island wide resource that provides acute, in-patient, hospital based psychiatric services for children and youth. We provide stabilization, assessment, treatment planning and short-term interventions for children and youth aged 6 to 16 years. Learn more about Ledger House in the Welcome brochures on the right.
Admissions are either (1) urgent or (2) planned.
1. Urgent Admissions
Special Care Unit (SCU)
Clients admitted to the Special Care Unit generally require urgent service and/or short-term stabilization for the following:
a. Florid psychosis
b. Active mania
c. Suicidal with previous, serious suicide attempts
d. Require intensive 24 hour monitoring
The Ledger program serves all VIHA children, youth and families.
Physicians and mental health clinicians can make referrals to the Special Care Unit. Please contact Intake at 250-519-6794 to discuss a potential referral to this unit.
2. Planned Admissions
Children's and Youth Units
Clients admitted to these two units require in-patient, multi-disciplinary, tertiary mental health assessment and treatment planning. Upon admission, clients must have a secure placement and community discharge plan in place.
1. Children's Unit - inpatient assessment, intervention and discharge planning for children ages 6-11 with complex psychiatric problems
2. Youth Unit - inpatient assessment, intervention and discharge planning for ages 12-16 with complex psychiatric problems
The Ledger Program serves all VIHA children, youth and families.
Physicians and mental health clinicians can make referrals to the above services. To receive a referral form, discuss a potential referral, or obtain more information on any of our services, please contact CYFMHS Intake at 250-519-6720 or 519-6794.
Please note: as we have limited bed capacity and need to be accessible and responsive to the whole VIHA catchment area, we are not able to provide:
- Long term treatment services
- Respite services
- Residential placements