Adult Mental Health Services - Nelson

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. 

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 communities in the Nelson area including north to Balfour, south to South Slocan and up the Slocan Valley to the Village of Slocan.

Address / Contact Info

Interior Health Nelson Mental Health and Substance Use Centre
2nd Floor - 333 Victoria Street Nelson, BCV1L 4K3

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 505-7248
Fax : (250) 505-7246

Hours of Operation

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

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 11 Mar 2017.