Supporting providers to deliver the best 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.

For healthcare or community care providers

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Are you looking for support / clinical consultation on a particular case?

Call Compass for advice and support with diagnostic clarification, medication recommendations and treatment planning.

What to expect when you call Compass?


Are you wanting to learn more about child and youth mental health or substance use?

Explore Compass’ Education Resources & Initiatives

Not a healthcare provider?
Check out these helpful resources.

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If you’re a youth or young adult, go to


How Compass Works

A team of mental health and substance use professionals is only a call away.

Feeling stuck

Feeling stuck

Provider needs support in treating patient with mental health or substance use concerns

Telephone consultation

Telephone consultation

Consultation is conducted between the community provider and Compass team

Direct consult if needed

Direct assessment IF needed

For select rural communities, after indirect consultation(s), a DA may be discussed on a case by case basis.

What to expect when you call Compass?

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Providers call 1-855-702-7272 without patients/caregivers present, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm



PsychEd4Peds: CYMH Podcast for Pediatric Clinicians

PsychED4Peds is the child mental health podcast designed for pediatric clinicians - helping YOU help KIDS! 

Dr. Elise Fallucco, M.D. joins other experts in the fields of child psychiatry, psychology, and pediatrics to share practical, concrete tools, tips, resources and strategies that can help pediatric clinicians take care of kids and teens.

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BCCH-UBC ADHD Research Study

BCCH-UBC are investigating how Asian Canadian and White Canadian families make decisions about what treatment to pursue for their children and youth with ADHD. The hope is to help reduce the mental health service gap for Asian Canadian families. Each family will complete measures at 3 time points over a year.

Families are eligible for this study if their child/youth:

  • has been assessed for ADHD within 2 months, and
  • is between the ages of 6-18 years, and
  • is of Asian decent, or
  • is of western European descent

Referring Physicians Receive:

  • With families' consent, BCCH-UBC will share with you individualized information about elevated scores on common comorbidities with ADHD that the child/youth is presenting with.
  • Study results, including strategies physicians can use to connect Asian Canadian families with treatments they find acceptable.

Find out more about the study and find study resources to share with families here:

Contact the team for more information:

  • UBC peer lab director: Dr Amori Mikami
  • BCCH psychologist & investigator: Dr Janet Mah
Pathways BC

New Child & Youth Eating Disorders Pathway Live on Pathways BC!

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic impacts, the rates of hospitalization for children and youth (aged 10-17) with an eating disorder in Canada were 1.6 times higher in 2020 when compared to 2019. BC Children’s Hospital, in association with Shared Care (a joint collaborative committee representing a partnership between Doctors of BC and the Government of BC), is pleased to announce the launch of the Clinical Point-of-Care Pathway for Children/Youth with Possible or Confirmed Eating Disorders. This pathway tool is aimed at supporting BC primary care and specialist physicians, and nurse practitioners, who provide care to children and youth, who may present with possible or confirmed eating disorders.

The pathway tool provides point-of-care guidance and care navigation for a patient population who providers may not deliver care to on a regular basis, including:

·        Assessment and screening tools

·        Templates for navigating initial and follow-up visits

·        Considerations around equity of care and tips for effective communication

·        Basic and complex management strategies

·        Patient and caregiver resources and supports

·        Referral and care options in your community

The new pathway tool is available on the Pathways BC Website, and officially launched on Friday, March 1, 2024. Clinicians will need an account to login to the Pathways BC website, which can be requested free of charge.

In conjunction with this launch, BC Children’s Hospital is seeking feedback from providers who are interested in testing the pathway in their clinical practice, and in providing feedback on its functionality and usefulness in clinical care. All participants will receive honoraria for their involvement in improving this tool. Please find further information here:


This is one of a number of tools being developed by BC Children’s Hospital to enhance care for children and youth with eating disorders from across BC. We look forward to sharing further updates with you in the months ahead.