Mental Health Services for Adults

Emergency/crisis services

Emergency/Crisis Services are for individuals who are in a crisis due to mental illness and/or substance abuse. First, the person is seen in Osler’s Emergency Department, then follow-up care or support is provided at the hospital or in the community with one of Osler’s community-based partners.
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Brampton Civic 
2100 Bovaird Drive East
Brampton, ON
Tel: 905-494-2120

BCH also has an 8-space Mental Health Emergency Services Unit  designed for further patient assessment and monitoring
Etobicoke General
101 Humber College Boulevard,
Etobicoke, ON
Tel: 416-747-3400

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Referrals: not necessary for emergency/crisis services.

Patients are triaged in the Emergency Departments to rule out non-psychiatric causes of symptoms and to ensure medical stability. Mobile crisis services for adults are delivered by our community partner, Saint Elizabeth Health Care in both Peel and Toronto.

Contacts:
Mobile Crisis of Peel: 905-278-9036 (residents of Brampton Civic Hospital service area)
Mobile Crisis of Etobicoke : 416-498-0043 (residents of Etobicoke General Hospital service area)

Mobile Crisis services for youth (under age 18) are provided by another community partner -- Peel Children’s Centre. See Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents.

Inpatient services

Osler offers inpatient mental health services at both Etobicoke General Hospital and Brampton Civic Hospital
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Brampton Civic

There are four adult inpatient units at Brampton Civic Hospital that provide assessment and acute treatment for adults with major mental illness.

  • The Intensive Unit is a 14-bed unit which provides treatment for the most acutely ill patients who arrive from the Emergency Department

  • Gen B is a 19-bed unit providing acute treatment primarily for those with mood and anxiety disorders.

  • Gen C is a 19-bed unit providing acute treatment for those primarily with schizophrenia and psychotic disorders.

  • The Geriatric Mental Health Unit is a 12-bed unit which provides acute treatment for seniors with major mental disorders.

Hours: 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Tel:905-494-2120

Referrals: admissions to the inpatient units come through the Emergency Department.

Etobicoke General

A 25-bed adult inpatient unit provides assessment and acute treatment for adults with major mental illness. 

Hours: 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Tel:  905-494-2120

Referrals:  admissions to the inpatient units come through the Emergency Department.

Day treatment

Day Treatment is an option that may be offered as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization and/or in follow-up to an inpatient admission.
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Brampton Civic 
Entrance B, north wing, main floor, follow signs for Mental Health Adult Outpatient Clinic
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tel: 905-494 2120 ext.56714
Etobicoke General
Main entrance, elevator to 5th floor
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tel:  416-494-2120 ext. 32156
Referrals: may be made by psychiatrists or family physicians. Access to services is streamlined through Centralized Intake and Triage (CIT) FAX to: 416-747-3350

Outpatient services

Osler offers a variety of mental health services for adults on an outpatient basis at both Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital. Counselling is provided on a group basis wherever possible. Short-term individual counselling is also offered.
Referrals: may be made by psychiatrists or family physicians.

Centralized intake and triage

Access to adult outpatient services is streamlined through Centralized Intake and Triage (CIT).
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Referring psychiatrists or family physicians should complete a Centralized Intake and Triage Referral Form and fax it to either:

Etobicoke General: 416-747-3350 
Brampton Civic: 905-494-6715

Tel:
Brampton Civic Hospital: 905-494-6709
Etobicoke General Hospital: 905-494-2120 ext. 32362
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Referrals are welcome for patients and physicians within Osler’s catchment area, that is, the Central-West Local Health Integration Network (CW-LHIN). The CIT process Clinicians screen the patient and provide a brief assessment and referral. The referral may be for a consultation, consultation and treatment, or telephone advice, depending on the patient’s needs.

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