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Mental health, substance use walk-in service to be only offered at one Nanaimo location

Assessments, counselling and referrals will happen only at Brooks Landing starting next week
Island Health says mental health and substance use services will only be offered at Brooks Landing beginning March 15. (News Bulletin file photo)

Walk-in service for mental health and substance use patients in Nanaimo will only be offered in one location starting next week, according to Island Health.

Single-session mental health and substance-use assessments, counselling and referrals are currently taking place at sites on Barons Road and Brooks Landing, the health authority said in a press release, but beginning Wednesday, March 15, the Brooks Landing site, at 203-2000 Island Highway, will be the only location.

Service will be available Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the press release, and “will create consistent walk-in hours for … services and improve overall access to the continuum of services to help more people access the care they need.”

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