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Care in the Community

Mental Health and Substance Use offers individual and group programs in the community. Services vary from short-term assessment and treatment to long-term programs for those with a serious and persistent mental illness and/or substance use issues. Programs are designed to help clients achieve independence and improve the quality of their lives.

How to access services

Services are free-of-charge and can be accessed through the CARES Clinic (Centralized Access and Rapid Engagement Service), formerly know as intake.

Mental Health & Substance Use Community Programs

Island Health offers the following community mental health and substance use programs. If you are unsure which service would best meet your, or a loved one's needs, please contact 250-519-3485.