Method 1: The slow & free way
Interior Health Children’s Assessment Network (IHCAN)
IHCAN provides assessment and diagnosis clinic for children and youth living in the Interior Health region who demonstrate significant impairment in a number of domains of functioning, including development and learning, mental health, adaptive and social skills, or biomarkers such as prenatal substance exposure. They see children under three assessment streams: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and Complex Child and Youth
Children and youth 18 years of age and under
How to Apply
IHCAN referrals must be driven by a paediatrician, psychiatrist, or medical specialist.
IHCAN is publicly funded program (free)
Continental Bank Building
1664 Richter St, Ste 309
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8N3
Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Method 2: The fast & expensive way
Okanagan Ability Centre (OAC)
OAC is a private facility that offers a wide range of psychological assessment and diagnostic services for children, youth and adults. They work with other professionals in the community, including family physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, child development centers, government ministries, and school personnel, to provide comprehensive assessment services and coordinated intervention.
How to Apply
Contact them for more information or to book an appointment.
You will have to pay OAC for assessment services. Your private health insurance may or may not cover all/part of the costs.
#102 – 2040 Springfield Rd.
Email: [email protected]
For an overview on Diagnosis and Assessment services in the province of BC, visit the Ministry of Children Development’s web site: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/assess_diagnosis.htm