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1. Name of Service

Adult Community Support Service - Comox Valley Mental Health Substance Use Service

2. Address of Service

941c England Ave,
Courtenay, BC

Phone: 250-331-8524
Fax: 250-331-8525

3. Hours of Service:

Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm (closed statutory holidays)

After hours: Call Crisis line 1-888-494-3888

4. Who Can Receive Services?

Age range 19 years of age and up
Type of psychosis or disorders Serious and persistent mental illness
Catchment areas served Fanny Bay to Oyster River
Inclusion criteria First episode psychosis
Exclusion criteria Individuals who do not have a serious and persistent mental illness as primary issue of concern

5. Do I Need a Referral?

Anyone can refer, intake services includes self-referral.

6. Program Description:

Basic early psychosis services provided include:

  Complete assessment of symptoms and physical functioning
  Medication management
  Case manager
  Family support and education
  Client education
  Treatment of problems in living and other mental health issues

In addition to these basic early intervention services more comprehensive services may be offered including:

  Groups (In Partnership with Psychiatric Day Hospital)
  Public education regarding early identification and intervention
  Cognitive assessments and rehabilitation
  Vocational rehab programs
  Medication side effect monitoring, healthy living programs
  Alumni programs