If you are in urgent need of medical care, please call 911.
If you require health care advice for a non-urgent concern, call HealthLink BC at 811.
Other emergency contacts:
- Ambulance, fire, police: 911
If you need immediate emergency help.
- BC Drug and Poison Information Centre: 1.800.567.8911
Offers a 24-hour telephone information service which provides immediate information about the effects of drugs and poisons and treatment to health care providers and the general public. A toll-free number is staffed by nurses, pharmacists and physicians.
- HealthLink BC: Anywhere in BC: 8-1-1
TTY (Deaf and hearing-impaired): 7-1-1
- Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) (Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-872-0113 )
Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide.
- Kids Help Phone: 1. 800.668.6868
Immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
- Youth in BC Distress Line: 1.866.661.3311
24-Hour Distress Line staffed by counsellors and trained volunteers who are committed to helping youths in crisis.
- Problem Gambling Help Line: 1.888.795.6111 (Deaf and hard of hearing callers call collect: 604.875.0885 )
The Problem Gambling Help Line is a province-wide information and referral service for anyone who is adversely affected by their own, or another's gambling habits.
Emergency Mental Health Services
For life-threatening situations, please call 9-1-1.
Trained volunteers provide 24-hour telephone support and crisis intervention counselling, seven days a week.
604.951.8855 or toll-free 1.877.820.7444
Alcohol and Drug Information Referral
- Local: 604-660-9382
- Toll-free line: 1-800-663-1441
24-hour free telephone service provides information about province-wide addictions services.