Mental Health and Substance Use Health Services

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Published by the Ministry of Health - HealthLinkBC
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

The HealthLink BC Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) data set includes the following:

Programs that offer early intervention, transitional care or other services that supplement and facilitate primary and adjunctive therapies; which offer community mental health education programs; or which link people who are in need of treatment with appropriate providers.

Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services in a variety of community and hospital-based settings to help people achieve, maintain and enhance a state of emotional well-being, personal empowerment and the skills to cope with everyday demands without excessive stress or reliance on alcohol or other drugs. Treatment may include emotional support, introspection and problem-solving assistance using a variety of modalities and approaches, and medication, as needed, for individuals who have a substance use disorder involving alcohol and/or other drugs or for people who range from experiencing difficult life transitions or problems in coping with daily living to those with severe, chronic mental illnesses that seriously impact their lives.

Multidisciplinary programs, often offered on an inpatient basis with post-discharge outpatient therapy, that provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, bulimia or a related eating disorder. Treatment depends on the specific type of eating disorder involved but typically involves psychotherapy, nutrition education, family counseling, medication and hospitalization, if required, to stabilize the patient's health.

Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS) / 211 LA County taxonomy is the data classification used for all HealthLink BC directory data, including this MHSU data set (https://www.airs.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1). AIRS taxonomy and data definitions are protected by Copyright by Information and Referral Federal of Los Angeles County, Inc (https://211taxonomy.org/subscriptions/#agreement)

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Purpose

The primary purpose of this data is for populating the HealthLinkBC Directory. The HealthLinkBC Directory is a public service that provides detailed information about how and where to access health services in British Columbia. The Directory is funded by the provincial government and delivered by HealthLinkBC through https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/ or by dialling 8-1-1. The purpose of the HealthLinkBC Directory is to help British Columbians maintain and achieve better health by providing them with the right information at the right time. As a publicly-funded service, the directory includes health care and mental health and addiction services that are publicly funded (either in whole or in part) and serve the residents of British Columbia.

The secondary purpose of this data is for populating the Mental Health and Substance Use Supports in B.C. digital hub at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/mental-health-support-in-bc and the StopOverdose website at https://www.stopoverdose.gov.bc.ca/

Data Quality

The data included in the HealthLinkBC Directory and by extension this data set, is maintained by the Health Information Design and Delivery team of HealthLink BC, Ministry of Health. All records in the Directory are reviewed for accuracy and completeness at minimum every two years by a Data Steward of HealthLink BC working direct with an administrator of the service listed in the record.

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Contact Information

NameHealthLinkBC (pointOfContact)
EmailHealthLinkBC@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Health
Sub-OrganizationHealthLinkBC

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2018-05-01
Record Last Modified 2019-09-17
Resource Status onGoing