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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

6100 Bowling Green Rd, Richmond, BC, V6Y 4G2 Map
604-207-2511
Area Served: Vancouver Coastal
5 - 18 years
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1308 Alward Street, Prince George, BC, V2M 7B1 Map
250-565-7479
Area Served: Northern
All ages
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2828 Cruickshank St., Abbotsford, BC, V2T 5M4 Map
604-870-5880
Area Served: Fraser
Up to 19 years
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North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2J8 Map
604-971-0723
Area Served: British Columbia
All ages
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BC, Canada
1-800-661-8773 (Toll Free)
Area Served: British Columbia
12 - 21 years
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423 6th St., New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B1 Map
1-604-239-1042
Area Served: British Columbia
All ages
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669 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0B4 Map
604-733-7758
Area Served: British Columbia
All ages
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605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5J3 Map
604-873-0103
Area Served: British Columbia
12 years and up
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4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5J3 Map
613-288-0408
Area Served: Canada
Up to 17 years
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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

Dr. Michael Dayan Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist
6180 Blundell Road, Richmond, BC, V7C 4W7 Map
778-846-0088
Area Served: Vancouver Coastal
All ages
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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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