Doctor providing culturally sensitive and language-specific services

Psychiatry

Cross Cultural Clinic

Who We Are

We are a Mental Health Team that is primarily comprised of Psychiatrists that provide culturally sensitive and language-specific assessment and treatment.

Who We See

The languages and dialects currently offered include Cantonese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Russian, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Hospital Interpreter Service is used for languages not listed above.

We see people with major depressive disorders, dysthymic disorders, bipolar disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorders (early stabilization), severe adjustment disorders, and psychotic disorders for a limited number of challenging patients after discharge from inpatient programs.

What We Do

This program provides a full psychiatric assessment including diagnosis, medication, recommendations, and links with other resources available in the community. It provides short-term, individual psychotherapy, case review and second opinion for community mental health services, as well as psycho-education for patients and families to provide further information on their disorders. If appropriate, there is group therapy available with our Outpatient Psychiatry Program.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from social workers, mental health teams, and school counsellors. There must be a general practitioner involved as well. Please click on the link to download a referral form or call the number below.

Contact Us

Cross Cultural Clinic
Vancouver Coastal Health - VGH Site
715 West 12th Avenue
Health Centre, Ground Floor
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604.875.4115
Fax: 604.875.5386

Reception Hours:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

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