This clinic at the Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre is for patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The clinic is a regional resource for all of Fraser Health.
We have a dedicated care team that specializes in ECT to provide treatment and care. We can treat up to 14 patients per day.
The clinic has been designed as a standalone clinic to provide dignity and privacy for patients and families. The waiting area is a dedicated space adjacent to the main outpatient reception area.
The centre is set up as a circuit to improve patient flow, with a change area, treatment bays, dedicated recovery space, and post-recovery area. The intake nurse provides assessments and education for patients and families. There is a patient change room where patients can change and store their belongings. After their procedure, patients are monitored in a recovery room with four stretcher bays. They then move to a post-recovery room with lounge chairs before discharge.
Referrals are made through the hospital or a mental health and substance use centre. If you would like to access services at the Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre from the community, contact your local community mental health centre or your family doctor.