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BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), provides a diverse range of specialized and one-of-a-kind tertiary mental health and substance use services for adults across the province.
The goal of BCMHSUS is to work with the regional health authorities and other key stakeholders to ensure that everyone in British Columbia has access to the specialized mental health and substance use services they need, when they need them, regardless of where they live.
In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in tertiary mental health and substance use planning; health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching. Recognizing that people with mental health challenges may also have co-occurring substance use concerns, the assessment and treatment of substance use issues is an integral part of BCMHSUS programs.
BCMHSUS is responsible for the following provincial specialized mental health and substance use programs: