Adult Mental Health Services - Nakusp (Arrow and Slocan Lakes)

Services available either in the Nakusp office or by referral to a nearby Centre include:

Intake and Urgent Response: Provides initial assessments and subsequent referrals for clients to Mental Health staff and / or to other appropriate community resources. 

Adult Community Support Services (ACSS): A multidisciplinary team provides psychiatric and rehabilitative services to adults who have serious and persistent mental illness and have significant functional impairments in daily activities. Includes consultation, case management, community outreach, early psychosis intervention and residential services. 

Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT): Provides psychiatric assessment, short term treatment and consultative services to adults with serous and acute mental health illnesses and/or problems. 

Group Therapy: Groups vary from centre to centre and may include: Core Skills, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Skills Training for Borderline Personality Disorder, Mindfulness and/or Meditation. 

Seniors Mental Health Program: A Geriatric Assessment Team (GAT) provides assessment and intervention for those who have a functional and/or cognitive impairment due to age related decline and require and inter-disciplinary team approach to treatment.

Additional services include the Aboriginal Patient Navigator and the West Kootenay Eating Disorder Clinic .  As well, the Mental Health Resources webpage has links to useful information from the Mental Health Survival Kit.

Individuals may self-refer or referral may be made by a family member, physician or other helping professional.

Serves the Arrow and Slocan Lakes area including communities of Burton, Edgewood, Fauquier, Hills, Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton, Summit Lake and Trout Lake.

Address / Contact Info

Interior Health Arrow and Slocan Lakes Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Arrow Lakes Hospital 97 1st Avenue NE Nakusp, BCV0G 1R0
Mailing address:
Box 87
Nakusp, BC
V0G 1R0

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 265-5253
Fax : (250) 265-5250

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30pm

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Nakusp

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 25 Feb 2019.