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Our interdisciplinary team assesses and treats older adults with psychiatric problems who are living in the community. The team collaborates with other acute and community resources.
People who are over 65 and are:
Home or office visits will be arranged.
Phone the Older Adult Community Mental Health and Addiction Referral Line:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
An intake clinician will gather clinical information about the patient. If the person making the referral is not the family doctor, the intake clinician will call the patient’s doctor for further information and permission to proceed.
A letter from the family doctor should be sent to Central Intake before the first visit. It should include the current health problems, medical and psychiatric history, as well as copies of recent consultations and laboratory data.
Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach Team
855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver General Hospital
Centennial Pavilion 5D
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Please direct referrals and inquiries to the referral line at 604-709-6785