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.

If you’re a parent or caregiver, go to

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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    Call Compass
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    Get Registered
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    Initial consultation call
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    Follow up consultation call
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    Claim CME Credits
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    BC Billing Codes - Physician Specialists
Call Compass
Providers call 1-855-702-7272 without patients/caregivers present, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


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Wildfire Preparedness

We are deeply saddened by impacts of wildfires during this season, particularly the recent example of the devastating wildfires in Northeastern British Columbia. The Compass Program is committed to the well-being and safety of our communities, especially during times of crisis. As the recent disaster and evacuation alerts in the Peace River Regional District highlight, there is urgent need for disaster preparedness and we want to ensure that you have access to the necessary resources for child and youth mental health support during these times.

Red Cross: Guide to Disaster Recovery for Parents & Caregivers

FNHA: Recognizing and Resolving Trauma in Children during Disasters

CMHA: Coping through a natural disaster emergency

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Are you on Twitter?

Are you on Twitter? Follow @KeltyCentre where you will find a monthly shout out from the Compass program on child & youth mental health resources, events, and opportunities to support your clinical practice.

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New Compass Toolkit: Self-injurious behaviours in children and youth with Autism & Intellectual Impairments

Do you have child or youth patients with self-injurious behaviour (SIB)? Do these children and youth also have neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and intellectual impairment? Check out the all NEW Compass SIB toolkit for assessment tools and management strategies for self-injurious behaviours.

Explore the new toolkit here.

Looking for additional resources on self-injurious behaviour? Check out the Compass webinar on SIB, Autism & Other Neurological Conditions.