Important!

Please note: the Independent Rights Advice Service will begin the first stage of its soft launch during early 2024. In the first stage, the service will only be available to people who are experiencing involuntary treatment at:

  • Peace Arch Hospital
  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • Vernon Jubilee Hospital
  • University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
  • Red Fish Healing Centre
  • Regional Treatment Centre
  • Hillside Centre
  • Langley Memorial Hospital
  • St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital
  • Kelowna General Hospital
  • Cara Centre
  • Wrinch Memorial Hospital
  • Ridge Meadows Hospital
  • Connolly Lodge
  • Cottonwood Lodge
  • Cypress Lodge
  • Timber Creek Tertiary Care Facility
  • Cedar Ridge
  • Memorial Cottage
  • Arbutus Place Geriatric Acute Tertiary Care Facility 
  • Oceanside Geriatric Acute Tertiary Care Facility 

We will continue to add locations where the service is available until it is fully launched across the province. We will update the website whenever a new facility is added.

In Crisis? Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) to speak with crisis line workers anytime of the day or night. Looking for information and support? Call 310-6789 to reach the Mental Health and Information and Support Line, from anywhere in the province.

If you would like to contact us for information about the Independent Rights Advice Service, please fill out the form below. Please allow up to 3 business days for a response. Please note, the Intake Coordinator works Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PST (excluding statutory holidays).

If you have accessed the Independent Rights Advice Service and have questions, comments, or complaints, please fill out our feedback form.