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When you, your child or youth comes to BC Children’s mental health programs they receive care tailored to them. Our services specialize in assessments, diagnosis and recommendations for treatment which, most of the time, will be in your community.

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Our services

We provide a range of highly specialized inpatient and outpatient services for children, youth, their families and caregivers from across BC and the Yukon. We also provide consultation services to health care professionals from across BC and the Yukon.

Inpatient service: When a child or youth stays at the hospital during their treatment.

Outpatient service: When a child or youth comes to the hospital for appointments but doesn't stay at the hospital.

Consultations, advice and support for health care providers offered by Compass to community health care providers over the phone, email or telehealth. 

Our inpatient and outpatient services are available by referral only with the exception of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Unit.


Children and youth experiencing a mental health emergency are advised to attend the nearest emergency room or call 911.

For helpline or crisis line access:

  • Call 1-800-784-2433
  • Online chat through Kids Help Phone
  • SMS/Text Kids Help Phone: By texting CONNECT to 686868. chat confidentially with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder for support with any issue, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP
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