Supporting care providers to deliver the best mental health and substance use care close to home.
Compass is a province-wide service to improve access to evidence-based care for all BC children and youth living with mental health and substance use concerns.
Through phone and web-based consultation, the Compass team supports community care providers with information, advice and resources they need to deliver appropriate and timely care to children and youth. Compass works collaboratively with community care providers to understand their unique challenges, and supplement local knowledge and resources with specialist support as needed.
Compass' multi-disciplinary team includes child and youth psychiatrists, mental health and substance use clinicians (social workers, nurses, psychologist, etc.) and a care coordinator.
Who Can Use the Service?
Compass is available to community care providers working with children and youth with mental health and substance use concerns, such as primary care providers, specialist physicians, child and youth mental health team clinicians, Foundry clinicians, and concurrent disorders/substance use clinicians.
What Can You Expect from Compass?
When you call for a consultation, you will be greeted by the friendly voice of a team member who can assist with the following:
- Telephone advice and support.
- Connection to local and online resources, and advice/assistance with referrals.
- Telehealth consultation to you and your patient, when needed.
- Streamlined access to specialized services for complex cases.
- Practice-focused training and education.
The Compass team can help with diagnostic clarification, medication recommendations, treatment planning, consultation around cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, substance use counselling, behavioural challenges, family challenges, trauma treatment, etc., and general support when things aren't going well. You will receive a written record of all consultation recommendations for your patient's chart.
A team of mental health and substance use professionals is only a call away.
Call Compass at 1-855-702-7272
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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