After hours emergency

If you are in danger or fear for another person’s safety, call 9-1-1 and Douglas College Security (if on campus). Security can be reached at 604 527 5405 (New Westminster Campus) and 604 777 6254 (Coquitlam Campus).

If it's after-hours and you need help with a personal emergency, there are community agencies that are available to assist you. If the first line you try is busy, you can try any of the other numbers - even if they are not in your area.

When should I get immediate help?

These are situations when you need immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life
  • Experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true
  • Making choices that put you in serious danger
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm
  • Experiencing medication problems like serious side effects
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like antianxiety medication and alcohol)

If you or a loved one experiences these signs, see your doctor right way, or call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you call 911, don’t leave anyone alone before emergency responders arrive. Wait until emergency responders say you can leave.