Mental Health & Addictions

NOTICE

We are currently experiencing overwhelming demand for our services and are currently processing referrals from September 2017.
The wait time for an appointment with a psychiatrist is 1 year.

This program provides comprehensive mental health services. The program promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to care. We are sensitive to, and work with, diverse ethnic backgrounds.

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Our Mental Health & Addictions program provides comprehensive services. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to care allows us to care for our diverse community.

The mental health team is made up of experienced professionals. We regularly train professionals through our affiliation with Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. Our program regularly hosts residents and fellows.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, full-service continuum of care to our community. This includes programs for adults and children. We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Emergency
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient and day programs
  • Outreach services

Our emergency psychiatric unit supports the emergency department by providing 24/7 service to individuals with emergency mental health concerns.

Our program focuses on helping individuals improve their quality of life. Our emphasis is always on helping individuals integrate back into the community. We take a thorough approach to reintegration by making discharge an important part of the care process.

Our outpatient day programs are self-referral programs. You can call the self-referral line at 416-242-1000 x43170. You can also call our general inquiry line for more information at 416 242-1000 x43000.

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Adult inpatient mental health unit

This unit provides care to individuals experiencing acute mental health disorders. Individuals admitted to this unit need short-term hospitalization in a protective, therapeutic environment.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43170

Inpatient hours

Adult mental health day treatment

This program helps individuals with mental health issues. The program helps connect people to community resources, and helps improve their life in the community. This program uses individual and group therapy. We encourage families to attend.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43170

Adult outpatient mental health clinic

This clinic helps patients with mental health challenges.

Level 5

416 242-1000 x43000

Chemical dependency aftercare

This program helps individuals make and maintain healthy lifestyle changes. This program is open to anyone who has completed the chemical dependency day program. Individuals who have completed a similar program at another facility are also welcome to take part.

This is a self-referral program.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43170

Tuesday evenings

Chemical dependency day program

This program helps individuals understand the effects of substance dependency. Treatment includes group therapy and education, along with individual counselling and family information sessions.

This is a self-referral program. New sessions begin every Monday. Sessions take place Monday to Friday for 4 weeks.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43170

Child & adolescent mental health inpatient unit

The inpatient mental health unit provides care to patients 18 years old and younger who need 24-hour care. Our care teams provides close supervision in a protective, therapeutic environment.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43000

Inpatient hours

Child & adolescent mental health outpatient clinic

This 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.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43000

Child & adolescent mental health transition day

This program helps inpatients transition back to home, school and the community. They still receive regular hospital care.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43000

Early intervention in psychosis program

This specialized program provides consultation and comprehensive assessments for individuals aged 14 to 35 suffering from psychosis. We deliver individual and group therapy for patients and their families.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43000

General surgery

Our general surgeons support departments throughout the hospital.

Level 4

416-242-1000 x23450

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Inpatient withdrawal management program

Withdrawal management (sometimes called a “detox”) is for individuals whose withdrawal symptoms need monitoring. Health care professionals carefully monitor the individual during the withdrawal process.

This is a self-referral program.

Level 5

416-242-1000 x43170

Inpatient hours

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine takes images of many parts of the body, including the lungs, heart and skeletal system.

Level 1

416-242-1000 x63823

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Surgical pre-screening clinic

This clinic provides care to patients before they go into surgery. The clinic assesses and educates patients so they are prepared. The clinic supports patients with special needs or language barriers.

Level 1

416-242-1000 x23200

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Acute pain service

This service is a specialized inter-professional team that provides evidence-based pain and symptom management to post-operative inpatients. The team collaborates with surgical services to maximize patient’s comfort, satisfaction and recovery.

24/7

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) machine

Medical Imaging

BMD is the use of x-rays to measure bone mineral density.

Level 2

416-242-1000 x63600

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday

Computed Tomography (CT) scans

Medical Imaging

CT scanners use x-rays to produce 2D or 3D images of parts of your body. Our new machines are bariatric-friendly and are quieter than standard units.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week

Critical Care Response Team

Our CCRT helps enhance patient safety by increasing access to critical care across the hospital. Comprised of specially trained physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists, the CCRT exports the skills of the ICU to empower healthcare professionals to act when they feel that a patient has the potential to become critically ill.

Emergency

416 242-1000 x44050 (east), 44000 (west)

24/7

General radiography

Medical Imaging

General radiography includes radiography and fluoroscopy. Radiography is the use of x-rays to acquire 2D images of the body. Fluoroscopy is the use of x-rays for real-time visualization of body structures.

Level 2

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week

416-242-1000 x63000

Laboratory medicine

Humber River Hospital’s laboratory provides service throughout the hospital.

Level 2

(416) 242-1000 x61000

Laboratory services

Laboratory services assists every department in the hospital. Our dedicated team, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment assists health providers to diagnose diseases in blood, tissues and fluids. Our laboratory staff work collaboratively throughout our hospital to ensure timely and accurate results and diagnosis.

Laboratory services

416-242-1000 x61000

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Medical Imaging

An MRI a strong magnetic field to generate images of your body. It takes pictures of parts of the body that don’t show up well in x-rays, CT scans or ultrasounds. Our MRI units are bariatric-friendly and quieter than most machines.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 7 days a week

Mobile Crisis Intervention Team

The MCIT responds to mental health emergencies in our community. A uniformed police officer and a mental health nurse from Humber River Hospital provides skilled and compassionate care in emergencies.

Emergency

24/7

Psychogeriatric outreach team

This team is composed of nurses with expertise in psychogeriatrics, along with a psychogeriatrician. Together, they provide assessment, treatment and short-term follow-up for residents over 65 years old.

416 242-1000 x43000

Ultrasound

Medical Imaging

An ultrasound uses high-frequency waves to take images of the inside of your body.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday