Adolescent Psychiatry Unit

Offers a specialized inpatient program for youth ages 12-17 struggling with significant psychiatric symptoms such as psychosis, mood disorders, or anxiety disorders that require an extended stay for assessment and treatment planning


  • evaluations are carried out by multidisciplinary team and require the active participation of the patient, their family and community mental health support services
  • goal is to complete comprehensive assessment, initiate and provide treatment planning and provide recommendations for follow-up



Program name (alternate):  APU

Address / Contact Info

Interior Health
5th Flr-2268 Pandosy St Kelowna, BCV1Y 1T2

Phone Numbers

Office : (250) 862-4346

Hours of Operation

Hours: Program runs seven days per week. Length of stay varies between 10 days to several weeks


Accessibility features: fully accessible

Service Details

Referral criteria: Resident of Interior Health region. Significant psychiatric symptoms beyond assessment or
treatment scope of community resources.

Must have completed a recent psychiatric assessment.

Exclusions: Youth with primary diagnosis of substance abuse, eating disorder, conduct disorder, or developmental disorder with no other psychiatric symptoms
How to apply: All admissions are REFERRAL ONLY by Ministry of Children and Family Development - Child and Youth Mental Health Clinicians, Psychiatrists with support of local CYMH services, and Interior Health - Mental Health and Youth Substance Addictions Clinicians

Referral Form:
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 14 Sep 2016.