Assessment & Diagnosis in the Okanagan

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)

Contact Information

Continental Bank Building
1664 Richter St, Ste 309
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8N3
Tel: 250.763.4122
Fax: 250.860.9146


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.

Contact Information

#102 – 2040 Springfield Rd.
Kelowna BC
V1Y 9N7
Tel: 250-762-7790
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: