Dear Web Page Visitor: In April 2013, VIHA changed the name of its Mental Health and Addictions programs and services to Mental Health and Substance Use Services to align with the provincial name of these services and to better reflect the work that we do. This name will gradually be changed in all references in the following pages and we thank you for your patience while this work is carried out.
Welcome. We hope you are able to find what you are looking for, whether it is help for yourself or a loved one, or just information about Mental Health and Substance Use.
If you are a GP, please visit CHARD to find specialists, resources, referral forms, and patient instructions.
MAILAdministrationEric Martin Pavilion643-2334 Trent StreetVictoria, BC V8R 4Z3PHONE(250) 370-8175FAX(250) 370-8578
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORCheryl Damstetter
EXECUTIVE MEDICAL DIRECTORDr. Richard Crow
DIRECTOR, OPERATIONSKelly Reid
DIRECTOR, TERTIARY AND STRATEGICKeva Glynn
MEDICAL DIRECTOR Dr. Abraham Rudnick
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Other Helpful Web Resources
Renewed approach to health service delivery for hard to reach populations
Mental Health and Substance Use Operating Themes and Priorities for 2012-2015 (pdf)
The BC Mental Health and Substance Use Survey provides the first province-wide snapshot of patient views on their care experience. See also:
New Services coming to Cowichan Lodge
Camosun College is Offering Mental Health and Addictions Courses (PDF)___________________
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