Southern Gulf Islands

This page contains information about Island Health's Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services for Salt Spring Island and outreach to the outer islands of Saturna, Mayne, Galiano and Pender.

Contact Us

Phone: 250-538-4849


Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm  

Saturday 8:30 - 12:00pm

Access Services


Referrals to Mental Health and substance use services can be made by a family doctor.

Self-Referrals are also accepted by phone.

After Hours Crisis Support

Crisis support is available at the Lady Minto Hospital Emergency room from Monday-Friday from 4:30pm to midnight and weekends and statutory holidays from 1:00pm to midnight or by calling the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888. 

Services Provided

Adult Short-Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT)

Delivers assessment and short-term individual and group counselling to adults experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems. 

Case Management

Case management ensures on-going support for those experiencing serious and persistent mental health concerns.   Case management includes assessment in hospital and community, medication management and assistance with managing activities for daily living.

After Hours Crisis Intervention

Provides assessment, crisis intervention, referral and short-term follow-up at Lady Minto Hospital and in the community.