Crisis & Support Information
Emergency Services: 911
Access and Assessment Centre – http://www.vch.ca/AAC
Phone: 604-675-3700, walk-ins welcome but wait times will vary.
Hours of Service 7:30 am – 9:30 pm, 365 days a year
The mental health and substance use urgent care and referral centre for Vancouver residents 17 yrs and up. An alternative to the Emergency department and a way to access other VCH mental health and substance use services. Refer to this brochure for more information about the program’s criteria and services.
The AAC is located at:
Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre
803 West 12th Avenue
Level 1 East Entrance
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1N1
Phone: call the AAC at 604-675-3700
Provides intervention to individuals in the community for mental health or emergency situations. Staff respond to calls from police, health care professionals, clients, family members and the general public.
Car 87 can be reached via the Access & Assessment Centre at (604) 675-3700 or via 9-1-1.
Senior Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Distress Line: 604-872-3311
Crisis Line – https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/distress-phone-services
Phone: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)
Distress Phone Services which provide confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Crisis Line online chat – http://crisiscentrechat.ca
Online version of the phone service. Chat one on one with a Crisis Line volunteer – for BC and Yukon residents. Available from 12 noon to 1 am everyday.
MindhealthBC – http://www.mindhealthbc.ca
A locally based, trusted resource for mental health and substance use resources, developed by physicians and other health experts. Online tools and assessments.