Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services provides specialized treatment, education, health promotion and more for British Columbians.
In a year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health or substance use issue.
We provide specialized care for people with the most complex mental illness and substance use disorders in the province through 620+ residential treatment and transitional housing beds and six outpatient clinics for forensic clients. We also care for approximately 18,000 clients per year in B.C.'s 10 provincial correctional centres.
treat the most ill, most vulnerable people in B.C., whose needs go beyond what they
can access in their communities. One frequent
example of the kind of complex illness we treat is a concurrent disorder, which
is defined as a combination of a severe mental illness and substance use
disorder. Learn about complex mental health and addiction
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