Accessing Services at ICCS

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Crescent House Sobering and Assessment Beds

Safe supportive beds for adults under the influence in Nanaimo

Are these beds for you?


  • 19 or older
  • Seeking a safe place to sleep
  • Under the influence of alcohol or other substances
  • Able to walk and put on pyjamas
  • Able to talk and answer admission questions
  • Willing to receive assessment and care
  • Willing to respond to wellness checks
  • Willing to follow safety procedures and guidelines

A safe place

Confusion, disorientation, and other symptoms of intoxication are accepted and tolerated. Violent or abusive behaviour is not. People who show aggression, make threats, or speak abusively will not be admitted and will be asked to leave. This is a safe place for visitors and staff.

Located near the hospital

1126 Seafield Crescent
250 716 3402
Maximum stay 23 hours

Walk-up admissions daily from 6:00 am until 2:30 am 24 hour recommendations from agencies.

This is a safe place to sleep when you are intoxicated and not able to get home or to another safe place.


Support Workers do a brief intake assessment, take some vital statistics, and monitor everyone’s condition.At intake, you put all personal belongings in a bin that is locked for safe keeping. You take your personal belongings when you leave. There is a secure space for shopping carts.

You can leave at any time

  • 5 beds
  • A separate space for women
  • First aid
  • Snacks
  • A shower

Staff are on duty 24 hours a day and perform regular checks to make sure everyone is well. Island Health Nurses visit daily. They answer medical questions and provide options for harm reduction, treatment, and recovery. Nurses can give a clinical assessment of distressing symptoms, wounds, and other health concerns and can make referrals. Nurses hours are limited

Harm reduction

This program reduces harm by providing these services without judgement. There is safe disposal of drug paraphernalia and information on harm reduction. It is not a clinic, emergency shelter, or overdose prevention site


The RCMP, Hospital, and local agencies can recommend people to this service 24 hours per day. See pre-screening form available from