St Joseph Health Centre’s Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit provides services to adults 19 years and older. The Health Centre’s clinical priority is to deliver holistic and accessible mental health services to patients and their families.
Our individualized mental health care and services are jointly planned and appraised in partnership with patients, families and community stakeholders in order to meet the unique needs of the patients and families we serve.
We are committed to providing cutting-edge care and services and reinforcing innovative partnerships that strengthen lives.
Please select from the tabs in this section to learn about the range of services we provide.
Our Mental Health Emergency Services Unit (MHESU) provides immediate assistance to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Emergency and crisis services are available to anyone living, working or visiting the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) who may be experiencing an acute episode of mental health/psychiatric distress or an acute exacerbation of an illness.
Services include assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization, brief counseling, psychiatric/mental care and short-term critical stress management for individuals.
Pre-admission assessment and screening is provided for individuals who may require voluntary or involuntary hospitalization and/or who may require either outpatient-based crisis stabilization or inpatient crisis stabilization.
Our care team
The team in MHESU includes physicians, clinical social workers, registered nurses, psychiatric assistants, as well as a variety of support personnel.
MHESU is located on the ground floor of the Glendale wing and can be reached at 416-530-6000 ext. 3973 or by fax at 416-530-3194.
The Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a safe and controlled environment to look after acutely disturbed psychiatric patients, while also respecting privacy and dignity. The unit provides mental health care and treatment for individuals whose acute distress, absconding risk and/or suicidal or challenging behavior needs a secure environment beyond that which can normally be provided on open psychiatric units.
The PICU specializes in the assessment and treatment of people with a broad spectrum of acute and persistent mental health needs. Our clinicians provide care and therapeutic interventions to inpatients that are experiencing the most acute phase of a mental illness.
The purpose is to manage and reduce the risks associated with acute episodes of mental illness. The care and intervention provided in the program develops the living skills, insight, education and confidence required for patients to return safely to an open unit or to the community.
PICU is a six-bed mixed gender unit; the unit has a minimum staffing level across all shifts which includes two or more registered nurses, one psychiatric assistant, assigned social workers and psychiatrists. There is capacity to increase nursing levels according to clinical need.
Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit is located on the seventh floor of the Morrow wing and can be reached at 416-530-6000 ext. 4690 or by fax at 416-530-6509.
The Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit is a 30-bed unit that provides inpatient care and treatment for a diverse population of people with severe and persistent mental illness, who are in the acute phase of their illness. We provide thorough assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluation.
The individualized care and treatment we provide are delivered by a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, nurses, psychiatric attendants, a psychiatric resident, general practitioner, occupational therapist, social worker, pharmacist, chaplain, and unit clerk. Connections with community resources and care providers are a prioritized.
7M is located on the seventh floor of the Morrow wing and can be reached at 416-530-6000 ext. 6175 or by fax at 416-530-6105.
- Anishnawbe 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Management Service:
416-891-8606 (Aboriginal clients) not only promotes Traditional Aboriginal practices but has affirmed and placed them at its core.
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 416-863-0511; Toll Free 1-866-863-0511
- Distress Centre: 416-408-HELP (4357) offers access to emotional support from the safety and security of the closest telephone.
- Gerstein Centre: (416) 929-5200 provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto, who experience mental health problems.
- York Support Services Network: 1-855-310-COPE (2673) 1-866-323-7785 (TTY). If you, or someone you care about, are depressed, distressed, lonely, anxious, scared or angry, you can call York Support Services 24/7.
- Scarborough Hospital Mobile Crisis Program: 416-495-2891 provides Telephone Crisis Response and community crisis response to individuals over 16 years of age who are experiencing a mental health crisis in Scarborough and East York.
- Senior Crisis Access Line: 416-619-5001 is a specialized service for seniors in the Toronto Central LHIN area which provides assistance in stabilizing age-related mental health and addiction crises, risk and safety assessments, immediate referrals to community mobile crisis units, and support for families and caregivers.
- Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: 416-597-8808 is a grassroots collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism.
- Emergency Shelter: Central Intake: 416-338-4766; Toll Free 1-877-338-3398
- Legal Aide Ontario: http://www.legalaid.on.ca
- Ministry of Community and Social Services: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/index.aspx
- Centre for Addictions and Mental Health: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/Pages/home.aspx
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP): https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws
- Psychiatric Patient Advocate’s Office: http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/mohltc/ppao/default.aspx