The following information provides a snapshot of some of the health services available within or near Delta. Depending on your needs, you will have access to a broader continuum of specialty resources and health care professionals located throughout Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health.
- Average family income after-tax: $91,983
- Unemployment rate in 2011: 6.3%
- Non-official languages spoken at home in 2011: Punjabi (7.9%), Mandarin (1.3%), Hindi (0.8%)
- Physicians per capita: 102 per 100,000
- Specialists per capita: 21 per 100,000
- Average life expectancy: 83
Learn more about the health profile for Delta.
102,027 (2014 data)
By 2024, the population of Delta is expected to grow by 6 per cent.
Delta’s Healthy Aging Report provides key information to underpin strategies to improve the health status of seniors in Fraser Health and keep them in the community.
Delta’s community profile provides local data to support collaborative community health planning.
School district 37 | www.deltasd.bc.ca
The District has 32 schools:
- 24 elementary schools
- 7 secondary schools
- Delview Adult Centre
The District has approximately 16,000 students.
Corporation of Delta | www.delta.ca
5800 Mountain View Blvd, Delta, B.C. | 604-946-1121
As a community hospital in Fraser Health’s integrated network of care, the role of Delta Hospital is to provide primary, secondary, and some specialty services, such as 24/7 emergency, general medicine, surgery, inpatient, and outpatient care, with some services requiring a referral while others can be accessed directly. Delta Hospital has 58 acute care beds. In addition to inpatient and surgical day care, the hospital has an active emergency department and provides a range of surgical day care and outpatient services. In 2016/17, Delta Hospital saw 32,895 emergency room visits, provided care to 3,445 inpatient and 8,904 surgical daycare cases, and had 41,238 visits to ambulatory care.
As a community hospital, Delta Hospital provides primary, some secondary acute care and specialty services locally while accessing other community or regional hospitals in Fraser Health for services such as maternal, infant, child and youth, mental health and substance use and inpatient surgical care.
In addition to service delivery, Delta Hospital is a community education facility affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Delta Hospital provides community hospital services to Delta and North Surrey residents, and regional services through the regional Rehabilitation Program.
These services include:
- 24/7 Emergency
- Inpatient and outpatient care
Home and community care services
- Delta Home Health office provides nursing support, older adult day programs, case management, respite care and more.
- How to access: Home Health services can be accessed by calling the Home Health Service Line at 1-855-412-2121. The home health team will start the assessment process, assign a case manager and then conduct an assessment of the person’s care needs to determine what home health services are required. Some clients may access home health services through a Home Health Liaison when they have been admitted at a hospital and cannot return home without support.
Residential care and assisted living
- We provide subsidized residential care for adults who can no longer live safely or independently at home due to complex health care needs.
- Delta currently has one Fraser Health owned and operated facility and four contracted facilities. These facilities provide 607 residential care beds in the community.
- How to access: Subsidized residential care beds can be accessed by calling the Home Health Service Line at 1-855-412-2121. The home health team will start the assessment process, assign a case manager and then conduct an assessment of the person’s care needs to see if they are eligible for residential care. If a person already has a case manager and is receiving care at home, they can speak directly with their case manager about their desire for residential care.
Mental health and substance use
- See the tab below for mental health and substance use services available in Delta.
- How to access: Please call the Delta South Mental Health office at 604-948-7010 or Delta North office at 604-952-3700. Those looking for substance use support can also call the province-wide Alcohol and Drug Information Referral line at 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441.
- We provide a range of services to promote health and wellness in the community. These services include but are not limited to:
- pregnancy and early motherhood care
- early childhood development
- speech therapy
- hearing clinics
- dental care
- youth clinics
- harm reduction
- How to access: Please call the North Delta Public Health office at 604-507-4500 or the South Delta Public Health Office at 604-952-3550.
Delta Irene Thomas Hospice provides a home-like setting for people in the last weeks or months of life when care cannot be managed at home. Hospice nurses provide end-of-life care and support 24 hours daily.
- How to access: Access to hospice care beds must be by referral through Fraser Health; please do not call the facility directly. The palliative care consultation team, through discussions with you, your family and your physician/nurse practitioner, help make decisions about admission to the most appropriate hospice location.
For more information on your community, visit the Community Health Atlas.
Services located in Delta include:
- Mental Health Liaison Social worker in the Delta Hospital Emergency Department (7days a week)
- Psychiatric Consultation Services provided to Delta Hospital Emergency Department
- UBC Hospital’s Neuropsychiatry Outreach Clinic, located at Delta Hospital, is a regional resource that provides specialized assessments and consultation for individuals with mental illness and brain injury
- Two Community Mental Health Centres (Delta North and Delta South):
- Central Intake and Referral Service
- Adult Short-Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Team: session limited 1:1 counselling
- Adult Community Support Services/Assertive Case Management (ACSS/ACM) Team: for clients with serious and enduring mental illness, including assertive case management service and rehabilitation services
- Group Therapy Services (GTS): core and specialty groups
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team in North Delta/Surrey: intensive community support for individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and living at risk
- Older Adult Community Mental Health: short-term assessment and treatment for older adults with psychiatric issues
- Supported Housing and Residential Program (SHARP): a variety of levels of care available with housing options
- Concurrent Disorder Therapist: for clients with mental health and substance use issues
- Fraser Health Outpatient Eating Disorders Program: for youth, adults and their families
- Mobile Crisis Response Team – Delta Mental Health partnership with Delta Police
- Community Rehabilitation Services: Vocational Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Peer Support Program and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Clubhouse Program, Therapeutic Volunteer Program, Breathing Easy and Talking Tobacco Programs through Clubhouse, Rehabilitation Fund
- Psychiatric Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) at both North and South Delta Mental Health: this clinic provides timely access to psychiatric consultation in order to support and enhance the capacity of GPs in Delta to care for their patients
- Psychiatric Urgent Response Clinic (PURC) is for Emergency Room patients at Delta Hospital: this clinic provides urgent access to a psychiatrist regarding diagnosis, medication review and treatment recommendations
- Contracted substance use outpatient counselling and prevention program serving adults and youth (includes Youth Outreach Workers and School and Community-based Prevention Program)
Regional services available to individuals in White Rock include:
Substance use services
- Creekside Withdrawal Management Service (adult detox and dedicated youth detox/30-day stabilization beds)
- Creekside Daytox Program (medically monitored day program)Maple Ridge Treatment Centre (intensive residential treatment program for men)
- Maple Ridge Treatment Centre (intensive residential treatment program for men)
- Kinghaven Treatment Centre (intensive residential treatment program for men)
- Peardonville House (intensive residential treatment program for women – can accommodate preschool age children)
- Contracted supportive recovery facilities for men and women called STLRs (Stabilization and Transitional Living Residences)
- Second stage supportive housing
- DEWY (Day, Evening, Weekend Youth intensive day treatment program)
- Intensive day treatment program for adults (TEAM – co-ed; WELL - Women’s intensive; MELL – Men’s intensive)
- Psychosis Treatment Optimization Program (PTOP) provides additional supports for individuals living with psychosis who have not responded well to previous treatments
- Gaining Ground, a Fraser Health teen and young adult mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative includes mindcheck.ca (a provincial website) and Speak Up (dedicated online space as well as targeted education and youth peer network)
- Youth Concurrent Disorders Program for youth with issues in both mental health and substance use
- Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services for adolescents and adults with both developmental disabilities (IQ of 70 or less) and complex mental health needs
- Psychiatric High Acuity Unit (PHAU) at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and Surrey Memorial Hospital
- Fraser Health Outpatient Eating Disorders Program
- Fraser Health Child and Youth Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Child and Youth Psychiatry General Teaching Clinic as well as Infant Psychiatry Clinic on Surrey Memorial Hospital grounds
- In-patient Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital
- Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP) at Surrey Memorial Hospital
- START (Short Term, Assessment, Response, Treatment) Teams – program for youth
- Reproductive Psychiatric Clinic at Royal Columbian Hospital Outpatient Department and Gateway Station Mental Health
- Regional Neuropsychology Assessment and Consultation at Royal Columbian Hospital Outpatient Department
- Community Residential Emergency Short Stay Treatment (CRESST) at Abbotsford, Surrey and New Westminster
- Neuropsychiatry Outreach Clinic, located at Delta Hospital, provides specialized assessments and consultation for individuals with mental illness and brain injury
- Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) Program (liaison/integration service between Mental Health and Substance Use and Probation Services)
- Regional Tertiary (intensive and highly specialized) Mental Health Services:
- Arbutus Place, 42-bed Older Adult Rehabilitation and Behavioural Stabilization Program in Langley
- Clayton Heights, a 29-bed Older Adult Rehabilitation and Behavioural Stabilization Program in Surrey
- Connolly Lodge, a 20-bed adult specialized residential facility on Riverview grounds
- Cottonwood Lodge, a 24-bed adult specialized residential facility on Riverview grounds
- Cypress Lodge, a 20-bed mental health rehabilitation facility on Riverview grounds
- Cedar Ridge, a 20-bed Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit in Chilliwack
- Memorial Cottage, a 25-bed mental health rehabilitation facility in Langley
- Memorial Cottage, a 24-bed Acute Older Adult Unit in White Rock
- Neuropsychiatry In-patient Program for adults with complex brain disorders/injuries and mental illness (Fraser Health has 10 beds in a Vancouver facility)
- Family Support, Education and Respite Program
- Mental Health Advocacy Services
- Disability Rights Advocacy website – Ask an Advocate
Centralized Fraser Health Crisis Line provides 24/7 telephone support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and community resource information for people of all ages:
- 604-951-8855 for callers residing west of Aldergrove
- 1-877-820-7444 toll-free for callers east of Aldergrove
For information about these services please contact: Delta North Mental Health Centre: 604-592-3700 | #129 – 6345 120th Street | Delta, Delta South Mental Health Centre: 604-948-7010 |#15 – 1835 56th Street | Delta
Or visit the mental health and substance use section of our website.
Province-wide Alcohol and Drug Information Referral: 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441
Overdose response supports and services
Community forums: Participated in a community forum led by the Surrey/North Delta Local Action Team with the local police and fire departments, as well as social service agencies.
School forums: Hosted two forums with the Delta School District in September 2016 to address concerns regarding the overdose crisis.
School Prevention committee: Currently participating in a School Prevention committee in Delta to establish a framework, collaborate with community partners and implement prevention and resiliency activities in elementary and secondary schools.
DASH grant: Currently supporting the Delta School district in the DASH grant application which is a collaborative education and health care grant from BC Health Schools focused on Mental Health in Delta School District to support activities for mental wellness and building resiliency.
Education and training
Naloxone training: Naloxone training is available through North and South Delta public health units, as well as through our contracted partner, Lookout Emergency Aid Society. Lookout Emergency Aid Society has provided training to Delta community groups, such as the Ladner United Church, and others in response to requests.
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) training: Fraser Health has provided training for MCFD social workers in Delta and Langley who have youth clients and families who are at risk of overdose.
Take Home Naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies: Take Home Naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies are available at North and South Delta public health units and mental health centres, as well as from Lookout Emergency Aid Society Mobile Health Van.
Safe sharps disposal: Sharps disposal services are available at North and South Delta public health units.
Safe sharps recovery: Community members who find discarded sharps may contact Lookout Emergency Aid Society Mobile Health Van to arrange timely collection.
Surge outreach: Monthly, on weeks when social assistance cheques are issued and during periodic surges in overdose volumes, public health nurses and Mental Health and Substance Use clinicians conduct outreach to areas with high volume of overdoses to distribute Take Home Naloxone, intervene in overdoses, assess and refer people to treatment.
Outpatient substance use programs: Provided through a contracted agency in Delta, outpatient substance use programs include school-based prevention services, individual and group counselling, family support, psycho-education and opioid agonist treatment.
Substance use treatment beds: Delta residents requiring treatment services have access to supports throughout the region. There are 465 beds that are a combination of:
- Withdrawal management beds
- Short-term access to recovery beds
- Stabilization transition living residences
- Intensive residential treatment beds
These services include specialized support for Indigenous men and women, young men and women ages 19 to 24, and women (including pregnant women).
Health services leadership
Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation
Since 1988, the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation has been committed to the health needs of its community. The Foundation dedicates it efforts to raise funds for state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and programs at Delta Hospital.
5800 Mountain View Blvd
Delta, BC V4K 3V6
Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society
Since 1969 Delta Hospital Auxiliary has been a leader in supporting healthcare for Delta residents.
5800 Mountain View Blvd
Delta, B.C. V4K 3V6
Phone: 604-946-1121 x 783212
Delta Division of Family Practice
The Delta Division of Family Practice represents family physicians in the communities of Ladner, North Delta, and Tsawwassen.