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Emergency Numbers

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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.

Crisis Line
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.
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