Kelowna Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services

Provides specialized mental health consultation and services to individuals 14 years of age and older who have both an intellectual developmental disorder and a mental health disorder. 

  • A specialized team of multidisciplinary mental health professionals provides respectful and individualized assessment, intervention, and education services for adolescents and adults with co-existing intellectual developmental disorders and complex mental health needs
  • Works collaboratively with clients, families, caregivers and other supportive services to optimize individual well-being and quality of life
  • Support is voluntary and therefore a client can refuse services at any time

Program name (alternate):  DDMHS

Address / Contact Info

Interior Health
1664 Richter St, Ste 309 Kelowna, BCV1Y 8N3

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 868-7788

Service Details

Referral criteria: Those receiving services through Community Living BC (CLBC) or Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN. A referral may be completed by a CLBC facilitator or CYSN social worker. Individuals may also be referred by their family physician, pediatrician, Interior Health Child Assessment Network, hospital, a registered psychologist or Mental Health and Substance Use Services, provided they:

- are 14 years or older
- have an intellectual developmental disorder (as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition) with an IQ under 70 and low adaptive functioning
- have developed an intellectual developmental disorder during the developmental period
- have a mental health disorder and/or,
- requires a mental health assessment due to a serious emotional, psychological, or psychiatric condition

Referrals are reviewed by the DDMHS team to determine if the referral meets the program mandate. If a referral is not deemed appropriate, a team member will contact the referring party to offer alternative support options for the individual that may be available in the community
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 21 Sep 2016.