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
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.
24-hour, confidential health information and advice
Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-889-4700
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