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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services


Inpatient Unit


This unit serves children and adolescents up to 18 years old whose mental health needs cannot be met on an outpatient basis. Criteria for admission includes high-risk of harm to self or others, and acute psychiatric states requiring assessment and treatment in a safe, supervised setting.


The six inpatient beds are used for acutely ill children and adolescents who need a 24-hour protective, therapeutic environment, and close professional assessment and stabilization. The treatment team consists of psychiatrists, child and youth workers, a teacher, an educational assistant, social workers, registered nurses, a dietician, a chaplain and a pharmacist. The treatment team together with the patient and family, will create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. The average length of stay is intended to be approximately three weeks.


the goals of an inpatient stay are to:

  • assess and stabilize the patient,
  • clarify their diagnosis,
  • initiate treatment,
  • educate the child/adolescent and family about the disorder, relevant treatment and how to manage, and
  • connect with community resources for ongoing support.

How to Access the Program


Referral by physician is required.


Located on the 5th floor, use the Central elevators.


Outpatient Clinic


The Outpatient Clinic provides service to children and adolescents up 18 years old as well as their family members and/or significant others. The program provides individual and family assessment, psychiatric consultation, and medication management.


How to access the program:


Referral by physician is required, and can be faxed to our central intake at 416-242-1024 after which an appointment will be scheduled.


Located on the 5th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.

General inquiries 416 242-1000 ext. 43000


Transition Day Program


The Transition Day Program (TDP) promotes the gradual transition of the individual back to their home, school, and the community. The Program also allows the individual to return to their family/home at night while still participating in therapeutic and academic activities in the hospital program.


If a child or adolescent no longer needs the protective environment of the hospital, but is still unable to function in the community setting, they are considered for this program.


Admission to the TDP allows for a thorough medication assessment, diagnostic clarification, crisis intervention and stabilization of the individual by an interdisciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, social worker, child and youth worker, teacher, educational assistant and other disciplines as required. Patients attending the program will participate in the classroom to promote academic achievement while receiving therapy.


Requirements include involvement of immediate family with regularly scheduled appointments throughout the transition experience. Individuals in this program are required to maintain abstinence from street drugs and alcohol while in the transition program.


How to access the program:


Referral by physician is required, or referral through the emergency department. Referrals can be faxed to our central intake at 416-242-1024 after which an appointment will be scheduled.


Located on the 5th floor using the Central Elevators.


General inquiries 416 242-1000 ext. 43000


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