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BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides specialized provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents located at the BC Children’s Hospital. The agency also has a significant province-wide role in advancing best practices in mental health through research and knowledge exchange.

For information about BCMHSUS and its programs, or to arrange interviews with appropriate spokespeople, please contact PHSA Communications 778-867-7472 or email feedback@bcmhs.bc.ca

Riverview Redevelopment Project

A new model of specialized psychiatric care

As of July 2012 the remaining Riverview Hospital patients were transferred to the regional health authorities and the hospital was closed.

The Riverview Redevelopment Project was initiated in 2002 as part of a provincial mental health plan. The goal was to build capacity for specialized mental health services within the health regions. Health authorities developed replacement beds and then patients and bed-funding were transferred from Riverview to these smaller and more modern facilities throughout BC.

Riverview Hospital worked with the health authorities to implement a well organized patient transfer and closure plan for the hospital. This was completed and services at Riverview Hospital were discontinued at the end of July 2012.

As the hospital is no longer in operation, please see the following options for information:

For Human Resource Services, please call 604-675-2530.

For patient record information, please call 604-524-7795.

For Clozapine phone line, please call 604-524-7290.

For photography and filming inquiries, please call 604-660-3570.

For Riverview Redevelopment inquiries, please call 604-524-7946.

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Email: feedback@bcmhs.bc.ca