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Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have received specialized training in diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions (such as psychotherapy and medication treatment). Some work in hospitals or mental health agencies. They may also work  on their own in "private practice." Because physicians are publicly-funded, one does not need to pay any fees to see a psychiatrist, even for those in private practice.

 

Looking for a psychiatrist? The best way to see a psychiatrist is to speak to your family doctor to ask about whether seeing a psychiatrist would be helpful. Seeing a psychiatrist requires a referral from your physician.

 

Looking for a list of psychiatrists in your area? Unfortunately, because demand for psychiatrists is so high, and they are relatively few, it is very difficult to find any lists of psychiatrists. The best option is usually to contact the medical licensing body for whichever province you are in (for example, in Ontario, you would contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.)

 

Consider seeing a psychologist instead! Psychologists are similar to psychiatrists as they can both provide mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Although psychologists do not treat using medications, the good news is for most conditions, non-medication treatments make a huge difference, such that many times, medications are not even required.  View psychologists in your area.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Offers community-based bipolar-specific services including one-on-one peer support, support groups, and low-cost counselling. more
North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2J8 Map
604-971-0723
Area Served: British Columbia
All ages
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Our Government offers mental health support programs to children and teenagers who experience feelings of frustration and isolation in their lives, regardless ... more
BC, Canada
1-800-661-8773 (Toll Free)
Area Served: British Columbia
12 - 21 years
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Our organization is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to help each other develop healthy relationships. We do this by ... more
423 6th St., New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B1 Map
1-604-239-1042
Area Served: British Columbia
All ages
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The College helps ensure the protection and safety of patients by licensing physicians and ensuring that they meet standards for competency. The website has a "Find a Physician" feature. more
669 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0B4 Map
604-733-7758
Area Served: British Columbia
All ages
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Working to build a caring community free of the stigma of mental illness while providing treatment, education, and support people impacted by mental health issues. more
605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5J3 Map
604-873-0103
Area Served: British Columbia
12 years and up
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Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a professional association whose members consist primarily of child and adolescent psychiatrists in ... more
141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5J3 Map
613-288-0408
Area Served: Canada
Up to 17 years
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"The Canadian Psychiatric Association is the national voluntary professional association for Canada's psychiatrists. Its mission is to forge a strong, ... more
141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5J3 Map
613-234-2815
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Lisa Barnes Counselling
2763 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 6X2 Map
778-936-0500
Area Served: Vancouver Island
15 years and up
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2121 Boxwood Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4L2 Map
250-751-0111
Area Served: Vancouver Island
18 years and up
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Catchment: Vancouver Island
Resource Guide developed by Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality (FORCE).
Posted: Jun 2, 2017
Language: EN
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