Emergency Numbers
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Emergency contact resources in your community

Emergency contacts

Ambulance, fire, police: 911
If you need immediate emergency help.

BC Drug and Poison Information Centre: 1-800-567-8911
Offers a 24-hour telephone information service which provides immediate information about the effects of drugs and poisons and treatment to health care providers and the general public. A toll-free number is staffed by nurses, pharmacists and physicians.
Website: www.dpic.org 

Other help lines

HealthLink BC: Anywhere in BC: 8-1-1
TTY (Deaf and hearing-impaired): 7-1-1
A 24-hour resource that provides health care advice for non-urgent concerns.  BC residents can call from anywhere in the province to speak with a registered nurse, dietitian or pharmacist or to find a health resource close to their home.
Website: www.healthlinkbc.ca

BC Crisis Line Association
As a community of 14 crisis lines across the province, CLABC members respond to over 175,000 calls annually addressing a wide array of concerns including homelessness, mental health and addictions, abuse, poverty and suicide.
Website: www.crisislines.bc.ca

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) (Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-872-0113)
Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide.
Website: www.crisiscentre.bc.ca 

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
Website: www.kidshelpphone.ca 

Youth in BC Distress Line: 1-866-661-3311
24-Hour Distress Line staffed by counsellors and trained volunteers who are committed to helping youths in crisis.
Website: www.youthinbc.com

Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111
Deaf and hearing-impaired, call collect: 1-604-875-0885
The Problem Gambling Help Line is a province-wide information and referral service for anyone who is adversely affected by their own, or another's gambling habits.
Website: www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca

Mental Health Info Line: 1-800-661-2121
Provides 24 hour taped information on provincial mental health programs as well as symptoms, causes, treatment, support groups and publication relating to a number of mental illnesses. For life-threatening situations, please call 911.

Alcohol and Drug Info Line: 1-800-663-1441
Provides information and referral services for people across BC needing help with any kind of substance abuse.  Includes information and referral to education, prevention and treatment services and regulatory agencies. 

 

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