1. Name of Service

South Okanagan EPI

2. Address of Service

740 Carmi Ave
Penticton, BC,
V2A 8P9

Phone: 250-770-3434
Fax: 250-770-3599

3. Hours of Service:

Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Afterhours Crisis Response Team from 4:30pm - 11:00pm evenings and weekends

After Hours 24 hours a day call Regional Mental Health Crisis Line at no charge 1-888-353-2273. This number is provided to clients if they are experiencing increased symptoms outside of office hours. The crisis line provides clients with any emotional support needed and connects clients to various resources in the community including 911.

4. Who Can Receive Services?

Age range 19 to 29
Type of psychosis or disorders First Break
Catchment areas served South Okanagan
Other inclusion/exclusion criteria Pervasive Developmental Disorder

5. Do I Need a Referral?

Anyone can refer including 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:

  Cognitive assessments and rehabilitation
  Vocational rehab programs
  Medication side effect monitoring, healthy living programs
  Alumni programs
  Research and opportunities to participate in studies
  Community and public education