Fraser Health Has Three EPI Programs – South, North and East. Each operates in a different geographical area.
1. Name of Service
Fraser Early Psychosis Intervention Program
2. Address of Service
(Surrey, Delta, Langley, White Rock)
(Burnaby, Tri Cities, Maple Ridge, New Westminster)
(Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, Agassiz, Hope)
2nd floor, 15521 Russell Avenue,
4th floor, 260 Sherbrooke Street,
#11- 32900 Marshall Road,
3. Hours of Service:
Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm
After Hours: 24 hours a day Crisis Line: 604-951-8855 / 1-877-820-7444. This number is provided to clients if they are experiencing increased symptoms during time that our offices are closed. The crisis line provides clients with any emotional support needed and connects clients to various resources in the community.
4. Who Can Receive Services?
|Age range||13 - 30 years of age|
|Type of Psychoses or disorders||First Episode Psychosis or any of the following that suggests a person may be at developing psychosis:
|Catchment areas served||
5. Do I need A Referral?
Anyone can refer including self-referral.
Fraser Health EPI program brochure
Fraser Health community physicians and medical clinics referral form
Fraser Health region wide referral criteria
6. Program Description:
Basic early psychosis services provided include:
|Complete assessment of symptoms and physical functioning|
|Family Support and 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|
|Research and opportunities to participate in studies|
|Community and public education|
Comprehensiveness and degree of specialization of the service:
|Full EPI Program (Level 1)|
|Developing EPI Program (Level 2)|
|EPI Informed Care (Level 3)|
|General Mental Heath Service only (Level 4)|
Criteria to help describe level of service.
Full EPI Program (Level 1) with a full range of services and compliance with almost all Standards and Guidelines). Highly specialized program and staff
Developing EPI Program (i.e. Level 2) with most staff who have received specialized EPI training and the service is not at the level of service given by Full programs but certainly exceeds the breadth and intensity of services by EPI-Informed Level 3 services or generic mental health centres.
EPI-Informed Care (Level 3) is characterized by no formal status and reduced scope of services compared to the Standards and guidelines yet there must be a minimum of specialized training or skill working with early psychosis clients and families. This type of service is frequent in rural areas where there may be a sole clinician who has received specialized EPI training who handles first episode clients and works with physicians in the communities in the catchment area.
General Mental health service (Level 4 -No special EPI service) refers to general mental health service without the specialized training, expertise and services concerning early psychosis.