This page last updated on October 12, 2021.
COVID-19 has resulted in several changes at MDABC.
Most counselling services are being delivered via video, although some counsellors have recently begun scheduling in-person appointments again. Psychiatric appointments are being delivered via video, except when an in-person appointment is considered necessary by the doctor.
All group medical visits continue to be conducted on video.
rTMS treatments cannot be done remotely, and take place in the MDABC office. Most rTMS consultations and follow-ups with the psychiatrist are delivered via video.
Other alternative medical treatments (Food as Medicine, Jump Step) will be delivered via video until further notice.
MDABC Office Reception is staffed from Monday to Friday 9-5 to answer calls, emails and to book appointments.
Many support groups are meeting via Zoom. See the Support Groups page for details.
By coming in to the MDABC office, you are declaring that (a) you are not experiencing symptoms; (b) you have not been outside Canada in the past 14 days, and (c) you have not been directed by a health authority to self-isolate because of close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you feel any COVID-19 symptoms, please call and reschedule your appointment.
While you are in the MDABC office and in the building at 789 West Pender St., you must wear a mask at all times. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive. Our staff are required to sanitize all equipment and to wear masks at all times, unless they are in an office alone.
Thank you all for your patience as we deal with this pandemic together. MDABC is committed to ensuring that the health, safety and mental wellbeing of all is our top priority. Please stay safe and be well!
If you have any emergency or are in crisis, please connect with the following resources:
> COVID-19 Hotline – 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).
> Medical Emergency – 911
> Access & Assessment Centre – (604) 675-3700
> Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC – (604) 872-3311
> Fraser Health Crisis Line – +1 877-820-7444
> Richmond Health Services-Crisis Line – (604) 279-7070
> North Shore Crisis Services Society – (604) 987-0366