Vancouver Costal Health has three EPI Programs - Vancouver, Richmond, and North Shore. Each operates in a different geographic area.

1. Name of Service

Vancouver Coastal Health Early Intervention Program

2. Address of Service


Gordcorp Building         #333-2750 East Hastings St. Vancouver, BC

V5K 1Z9

Phone: 604-675-3875

Fax: 604-675-3894

Age range: 13-30


#115-8100 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC                    V6Y 1R4


Phone: 604-244-5579

Fax: 604-233-5679

Age range: 13-30

North Vancouver

HoPE Centre
1227 St. Andrews Ave (3rd Floor)
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 0B8

Phone: 604-984-5000

Fax: 604-983-6075

Age range: 13-30

3. Hours of Service:

Monday to Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM

After Hours: EPI Vancouver = AAC Vancouver at 604-675-3700

4. Who Can Receive Services?

Age range

13 – 30 years of age

Type of psychosis or disorders

First Episode Psychosis or any of the following that suggests a person may be at developing psychosis:

  • apparent changes in behaviour, thoughts and emotions
  • family history of psychosis
  • recent deterioration in daily functioning

Catchment areas served

  • EPI Vancouver: City of Vancouver
  • EPI Richmond: City of Richmond
  • EPI Coastal: North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky, Bella Coola, Bella Bella

5. Do I Need a Referral?

No, self-referral is accepted, as well as referrals from healthcare professionals.

6. Intake Description

Upon receiving a completed referral package (referral form and collateral information), EPI will contact the referring party within two business days to confirm receipt. The referring party will be advised of the next intake meeting, which occurs throughout week, depending on the operations of each clinic (Vancouver, Richmond, Coastal). The referring party will subsequently be advised of the outcome of the intake process within 1-2 business days. Appointments with referred clients normally occur within 5 days of acceptance to the program.

7. Program Description:

 Complete assessment of symptoms and physical functioning
 Medication management
 Physical wellness support
 Substance use support
 Functional support with activities of daily living
 Vocational/educational support
 Groups for clients
 Client education
 Home treatment (outreach)
 Alumni programs
 Access to a psychiatrist

8. This site self-identifies as ...

  An EPI service
  A psychosis intervention service that sees first episode clients

9. Future plans for this site:

As part of the recent VCH EPI expansion, over the next 15-18 months, EPI Richmond and EPI Coastal plan to increase staffing levels and further their program development in order for the two new programs to be fully operational by March 2024.

EPI Coastal also plans to provide remote service (eg. psychiatric consultation, groups) to rural and remote communities and provide training on early psychosis for mental health clinicians practicing in these geographical areas.