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Dawson Creek

Mental Health & Addiction Community Programs

1001 - 110th Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4X3

Phone:(250) 719-6525 
Toll free:  1-888-592-2711
Fax: (250) 719-6540

After Hours or Emergency Line: 1-888-562-1214

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

The Mental Health & Addiction community programs offer services that include a combination of functions with interprofessional teams, as well as some specialty services, i.e. Developmental Disabilities Mental Health (DDMH), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), etc. Youth addictions counselling and referral, elderly services counselling, early psychosis, eating disorders, vocational and recreation rehabilitation is also available at most community Mental Health & Addiction programs.

Community programs provide assessment, treatment and referrals for adults with mental health and/or addiction problems. The range of services include:

Inpatient and Intensive Services

Dawson Creek and District Hospital
11100 13th St.
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 3W8

Phone: (250) 784-7369

Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Units are designated psychiatric facilities which are able to provide care to people certified under the Provincial Mental Health Act.  The units offer an interprofessional team approach to care, and liaise with community services to ensure continuity of care when patients are discharge to the community.

  • Dawson Creek: 15 beds
  • Regional Program
  • Age group: 19+ (will admit youth if necessary)
  • Services the NE Region, resources to outlines areas
  • Provides crisis stabilization, assessment, consultation and brief treatment and discharge planning
  • Group work focused on Psycho-Social Rehab model
  • Provides services for all psychiatric diagnosis including concurrent with Addictions
  • Provides  the gateway for Provincial Tertiary Services
  • Admission: via emergency dept, Mental Health and Addiction community services or Physicians

Tertiary Care Program Dawson Creek

1001 - 110th Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4X3

Phone: (250) 719-6525 
Toll free: 1-888-592-2711
Fax: (250) 719-6540

After Hours or Emergency Line: 1-888-562-1214

Services are targeted to complex clients in the greatest need of assertive services. Clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses that seriously impair their functioning in community living (with priority given to people with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders).

  • Clients who may benefit from a coordinated treatment approach that includes those with significant functional impairments as demonstrated by inability to consistently perform the range of activities of daily living for basic adult functioning in the community, inability to consistently maintain a safe living situation or inability to maintain consistent employment at a self-sustaining level.
  • Clients with severe and persistent mental illness who make high use of general hospital psychiatric services and/or emergency services.

The service delivery model is client centered, recovery-oriented and provided by a group of interprofessional mental health staff. The team is mobile, delivers outreach services in community locations and operates 7 days a week, 10 hours per day.

 For additional information on other local, provincial, and national resources, below are links to HealthLink BC, the Ministry of Health Services, and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services.