As part of the Emergency, Mental Health and Addictions Services, our Outpatient Mental Health program provides client-centred care to adults through a variety of hospital- and community-based programs.
Outpatient Mental Health includes seven programs that provide a wide range of treatment options for individuals with mental health concerns. The main clinic space is on the fifth floor of the Morrow wing, extending into the Glendale wing and is accessible from the main elevators in the Morrow wing. We also have two programs on the seventh floor of the Morrow wing.
Our interdisciplinary teams of practitioners provide the following range of mental health services:
- Mental health assessment and treatment recommendations
- Community support
- Illness stabilization and recovery
- Collaborative care with community primary care providers
- Access to supportive and/or adjunctive services within the mental health and addictions program
The outpatient clinic provides psychiatry and mental health nursing to adults in west Toronto. Our psychiatrists provide follow-up care to individuals to help manage symptoms of mental illness such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Our mental health nurse works with outpatient mental health clients to assist them in managing their medication and screens, monitors and assists clients manage metabolic problems such as weight gain and diabetes.
We ask that our clients please bring their health cards and a list of any current medications they are taking to every appointment.
Psychiatrists in outpatient mental health are not accepting new referrals.
Our mental health nurse only accepts referrals from current outpatient mental health clients.
We are located on the fifth floor of the Morrow wing in room 5M 22 and can be contacted at 416-530-6591 or by fax at 416-530-6076.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our Psychiatric Day Hospital provides a structured therapeutic environment for individuals transitioning from psychiatric inpatient care or who need a period of more intensive treatment. This is a three-week intensive day treatment program for our clients who receive care from our multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, a social worker and nurses who provide individual support and educational groups.
The day hospital only accepts internal referrals from St. Joseph’s Health Centre programs.
We are located on the seventh floor of the Glendale wing and can be contacted at 416-530-6350 or by fax at 416-530-6405.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) provides community-based support and rehabilitation to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Many ACTT clients have been given the diagnosis of schizophrenia, which is a challenging condition that sometimes makes it difficult to tell what is real and unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, relate to others and complete daily tasks. The team helps out with whatever the client identifies as a need, such as managing medication, trips to their family doctor and having a supportive ear whenever they need it. This level of support helps facilitate a better quality of life for the client in the community and reduces the need for inpatient care.
Our team, which includes a psychiatrist, peer support worker, nurses, social workers, mental health worker and an occupational therapist, works collaboratively seven days a week to provide this community-based support.
Referrals can be made by completing an access point application: http://theaccesspoint.ca.
We are located on the fifth floor of the Glendale wing and can be contacted at 416-530-6130 or by fax at 416-530-6363.
The Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) includes a registered nurse and a Toronto Police Services officer. Together, they provide secondary response to police-directed calls regarding individuals identified as having a mental health issue. The primary role of the MCIT registered nurse is to provide prompt community-based mental health crisis assessment, intervention and referral to the most appropriate hospital or community services and supports. The MCIT nurses and police officers also participate in outreach and liaison with community partners, key stakeholders and identified significant others.
Members of the public cannot call an MCIT directly. If you or someone around you is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 and the call may be directed to MCIT.
Collaborative Care Clinic
The Collaborative Care Clinic (CCC) provides assessment and short-term treatment of a wide range of mental health concerns using a team approach for an episode of care. The clinic does not provide long-term psychiatric follow up. The program is comprised of four teams, each with two psychiatrists, two mental health clinicians and one case manager.
The CCC accepts referrals from our inpatient mental health services as well as referrals from community services such as family doctors. If you are a community health provider please complete this referral form
To learn more about these services, by watching our video.
When coming for your first appointment, please bring your health card and a list of any medications you are taking.
Please make sure to come early to allow for time to be registered at the front desk.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Injection Clinic is designed to support individuals with severe and persistent mental health issues who have been prescribed injectable antipsychotic medication. Our nurses provide injections, brief assessments and follow-up as needed. Appointments to our Injection Clinic are by physician referral only.
The clinic operates one day a week on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring your health card to every visit.
We are located on the fifth floor of the Glendale wing and can be contacted at 416-530-6000 ext. 3448.