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Mental Health & Addiction Community Programs

3793 Alfred Ave – 2nd Floor
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Phone: (250) 847-6405
Fax: (250) 847-5993
After Hours or Emergency Line: (250) 847-2611 Bulkley Valley District Hospital
24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-888-562-1214

1-800-suicide: 1-800-784-2433

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, and community partners, collaborative case management of Youth addictions with CYMH services, elderly services consultations, early psychosis intervention, eating disorders support, weekly Opioid substitution program, vocational and recreation Psychosocial rehabilitation programming is also available.

Community programs provide assessment, treatment and referrals for adults with mental health and/or addiction problems. 

Services include:

Healthy Living Center (Mondays)
1070 Main Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Turning Points NW Centre
3862B Broadway Ave
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

The SMART Recovery program provides a client centered approach to wellness. The program focuses on assisting individual’s to achieve greater responsibility for their individual recovery, provides access to resources for on-going support and uses the harm reduction model to promote quality health and well-being.

  • Age group: 19+
  • Provides a continuous and open intake - no referral needed to attend
  • Staffed with CLSW's and clinicians
  • Provides programs for clients with addictions or concurrent issues in a group module format

Opioid substitution outpatient treatment program  - OSTOP

Provides methadone treatment services to individuals with drug dependency. Offers individual counselling, education, support, and methadone treatment interdisciplinary case management.

  • Age Group: 19+ 

Adult Residential Services

Adult residential services are available at a number of locations and provide a varying level of care for adults with mental health or substance use issues.

Tertiary resources provide 24/7 rehabilitation and residential care for adults with severe or persistent mental illness. Psychogeriatric tertiary residential services provide 24/7 elderly tertiary rehabilitation and residential care.

In collaboration with Mental Health & Addiction team leads, the resources are managed through a Northern Health Mental Health & Addiction Tertiary Resource Utilization Coordinator which provides a system of bed management across Northern Health.

Bulkley Lodge
Bag 5000
3793 Alfred Ave
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Phone:(250) 847-4443
Fax: (250) 847-3895

Bulkley Lodge is a long term geriatric care facility administered through Home and Community Care. The facility has fourteen (14) Designated Mental Health and Addiction beds; 10 beds are designated rehabilitation, and 4 beds residential.

The facility offers 24 hour staffing and a complement of interprofessional health providers.

 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.