Adult Mental Health Services - Kaslo

Provides a range of services for adults with mental health concerns:

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. 

Referrals will be made to the Nelson MHSU Office for the following:

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. Team which is based in Nelson does come to Kaslo approximately 1 day a month.

Additional related 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.

For an appointment contact the Counsellor at either North Kootenay Lake Community Services or the Kaslo Primary Health Unit located in the Victorian Community Health Centre, 673 A Avenue (phone:250-353-2291; fax: 250-353-2738).

Serves communities in the North Kootenay Lake area including Ainsworth Argenta, Howser, Kaslo, Johnson's Landing, Lardeau, Meadow Creek, Riondell and Crawford Bay.

Address / Contact Info

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society (NKLCSS)
336 B Avenue Kaslo, BCV0G 1M0
Counsellor : Jenny Hide
Mailing address:
Box 546
Kaslo, BC
V0G 1M0

Phone Numbers

MHSU Services: NKLCSS : (250) 353-7691 ext 204
MHSU Services: Kaslo Primary Health : (250) 353-2754 or (250) 353-2291 ext 3
NKLCSS Fax : (250) 353-7694

Hours of Operation

NKLCSS Office: Monday to Thursday: 9am to 12 noon; 1 to 4pm

Kaslo Primary Health Unit: Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Web Links

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This program was last updated on 02 Apr 2017.