Crisis and Emergency

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Community Supports and Services

  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1.888.494.3888 (24/7)
    • Crisis Chat VI Crisis, and text (250.800.3806) 6-10pm, 7 days a week
      Note that due to a staff shortage, Chat and Text services may not be available
  • First Nations and Inuit helpline and chat, 24-7, 1.855.242.3310, culturally competent counsellors, services in English, French, Ojibway, Cree, and Inuktitut
  • Here2Talk  Here2Talk is a free and confidential program that provides all students currently registered with a B.C. post-secondary school access to single-session 24/7 mental health support and community referral services via app, phone and web. 604-642-5212 or Toll Free at 1-877-857-3397
  • YouthInBC - for youth <25, 24-hr suicide 1.800.784.2433; chat, 12pm-1am PST; other mental health #'s
  • CrisisCentreChat - adults 25+, 24-hr suicide 1.800.784.2433, other mental health #'s; chat 12pm-1am PST
  • CrisisServicesCanada - Suicide prevention and support 1.833.456.4566 (24/7)
    • text (4546) and chat (2-10pm PST)
  • Haven Society for women who have been sexually assaulted or in situations of domestic violence
    • 24-hr crisis line 1-888-756-0616
    • see Haven Society for a variety of services 

Emergency On-Campus

Emergency, First Aid, Security, Ambulance, Fire, Police, Bomb Threat

7 days a week / 24 hours a day

Campus Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Nanaimo Phone: 250.740.6600
  • Cowichan Phone: 1.250.740.6600
  • tiwšɛmawtxʷ (Powell River) Phone: 604.485.2878
  • Parksville Phone: 250.951.3000 or 911

Emergency Off-Campus

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Services

7 days a week /24 hours a day

  • Phone: 911

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

7 days a week/24 hours a day

  • Phone: 250.754.2141
  • Location: 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5R6

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