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Psychiatry

British Columbia Neuropsychiatry Program

Who We Are

Program staff include neuropsychiatrists, a behavioral neurologist, general practitioners, psychologists, nurses, health care workers, psychometrists, occupational therapists, social workers, recreational therapists, rehabilitation workers, physiotherapists, nutritionists, and support staff.

Who We See

Our clients include adults with brain injuries or diseases causing serious disturbances in behavior, mood, intellectual abilities or thinking processes, as well as those with psychiatric disorders that present as physical disease (somatoform disorders).

Patients seen include those with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, head injury, anoxic and metabolic brain injuries, Tourette's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, stroke, dementias and other disorders.

Who is Not Suitable for our Program?

We do not see patients with active medical-legal cases, nor provide independent assessment for medical-legal purposes.

What We Do

We are an interdisciplinary provincial program that partners with existing adult neuropsychiatric services in BC:

We serve clients with mental illness associated with brain injury or disease.

Program Goals:

Program Objectives:

Referral Process

Please visit www.bcnp.ca web site for referral forms.

Who Can Refer:

How To Refer:

To avoid unnecessary delays, please ensure that the referral form is completed fully and returned with relevant historical information. Referring physicians should clearly indicate the problems leading to referral and what they hope would be gained from a neuropsychiatric assessment.

Due to demand for services greatly exceeding available resources, referred clients should have previously completed psychiatric and neurologic evaluations.

Somatoform Disorders

Some people experience long-term, disabling, unexplained physical symptoms. These symptoms may be caused by conditions called somatoform disorders. Learn more about these disorders, including their causes, diagnosis, and treatment, in this brochure developed by the BC Neuropsychiatry Program.

Contact Us

BC Neuropsychiatry Program
Vancouver Coastal Health – UBCH Site
2255 Wesbrook Mall, Main Floor
Detwiller Pavilion
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1
Tel: 604-822-9758
Fax: 604-822-7491
Email: bcnp@vch.ca
Web: www.bcnp.ca

Reception Hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

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