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Our Role in British Columbia

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides specialized mental health and substance use services to people with the most severe and complex needs in British Columbia.

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We also provide provincial leadership in several key areas to make sure people across the province can live healthy, meaningful lives.

Patient and client care

Our specialized, province-wide programs fall into three areas:

  • Provincial, specialized inpatient and outpatient services for adults with complex mental health and substance use issues 
  • Forensic psychiatric services for people with mental health and substance use challenges who have been in conflict with the law, or who are facing legal restrictions or community orders
  • Health, mental health and substance use services for people who are incarcerated in provincial correctional facilities
Learn more about our programs and treatment centres in Our Services.

Leading provincial change

We provide provincial leadership through funding, partnerships, stewardship and capacity building in the following areas:

Research

Our research institute helps mental health and substance use professionals across B.C. provide evidence-based care informed by practice innovations and clinical expertise. Our findings directly impact care for people who live with mental health and substance use challenges, making sure it is relevant to their needs and wants. 


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