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Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is a secure, 190-bed facility that treats and rehabilitates individuals who have come in conflict with the law and are deemed unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible due to mental illness (NCRMD). The goal is to restore fitness to attend court proceedings and/or reintegrate patients gradually and safely into the community. It also serves individuals transferred temporarily from correctional facilities to be assessed or receive treatment for a mental illness under the Mental Health Act. The facility consists of 9 clinical units (5 secure, 3 closed and 1 open unit). 

Located in a peaceful, park-like setting, the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital supports patients with high quality, specialized clinical services, as well as a comprehensive range of vocational and rehabilitative programs.

Mailing address: 70 Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam, BC, V3C 5X9

Switchboard: 604-524-7700

Visiting the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is located at:

70 Colony Farm Road
Coquitlam, BC, V3C 5X9
Telephone: 604-524-7700

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Smoking Policy:

For all visitors to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, please be advised that the buildings, grounds and parking areas are smoke-free. We kindly ask that you support our staff and patients by not bringing or sending tobacco or tobacco products to the facility.

Visiting Hours:

Any visits outside the usual visiting hours must be arranged through the Nurse-in-Charge of the unit and the patient's treatment team.

Family Involvement:

We welcome and encourage the involvement of family in the care and treatment of our patients. Families are often the first to know when their loved ones are distressed or experiencing emotional difficulties. The treatment team values this information and welcomes your involvement. If you have any questions or information to share please do not hesitate to contact the unit via the Switchboard at 604-524-7700. The Nurse-in-Charge will be pleased to put you in touch with the treatment team.

The FPSC Family Information Guide contains general information to help families understand forensic psychiatric services in BC.


Each patient is limited to a maximum of 2 adult and 2 minor visitors at any one time. If more than 2 adults would like to visit the same patient at the same time, they must rotate turns. In exceptional circumstances and with prior approval from the unit and the treatment team, more than the above-stated number of visitors may be allowed.


Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times while visiting the hospital. Children are not allowed to wander unattended in any area of the hospital, are not allowed to play on the grounds and must behave appropriately at all times.

General Visiting Regulations:

Please note: The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is equipped with closed-circuit surveillance cameras, and all visitors will be subject to observation by our security staff while on the premises.

Visiting on the Ashworth Units:

In addition to the above general regulations:

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BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Email: feedback@bcmhs.bc.ca