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Emergency contact resources in your community

If you, or someone in your care, has chest pains, difficulty breathing or severe bleeding, it could be life-threatening. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Further emergency contact information for physical and mental health resources are available below.


Ambulance, fire, police  

Phone: 911

Poison Control

Phone: 1-800-567-8911

Addiction Services (detox) 

A network of direct and contracted addiction services for substance use problems, including counselling, needle exchange, opiate replacement therapy, withdrawal management and youth prevention.

Phone: 1-866-658-1221

HealthLink BC

24-hour, confidential health information and advice

Phone: 811
Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-889-4700
Web: www.healthlinkbc.ca

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre 

Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide.

Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-872-0113

Kids Help Phone

Immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.


Youth in BC Distress Line

24-hour distress line staffed by counsellors and trained volunteers who are committed to helping youths in crisis.


Updated on: March 31, 2010