Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents

Inpatient units

There are two children’s mental health inpatient units at Brampton Civic Hospital:
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The Child and Adolescent Unit (10-beds) provides care to children and adolescents, up to the age of 18, who are experiencing acute mental health symptoms. Patients are assessed, treated and discharged, with the involvement of family, school and community supports. Admission to the unit is voluntary. An on-site school program, tailored to the student’s current educational level, is also offered.

The Child and Adolescent Intensive Unit (4 beds) serves the most acutely ill youth who arrive through the Emergency Department. Admission to this unit is on an involuntary basis.

Location: Brampton Civic Hospital (entrance B, SUN elevator to 3rd floor and turn right)
Contact: 905-494-2120
Referrals: admissions to the inpatient units are through the Emergency Department(s).

Day hospital

The Day Hospital program provides acute treatment to children and adolescents up to the age of 18 who are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms but do not need overnight admission to hospital. An on-site school program, tailored to the student’s current educational level, is also offered.
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Location: Brampton Civic Hospital (entrance B, north wing, main floor, follow signs for Mental Health Outpatient Clinic)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm 
Contact: 905-494 2120
Referrals: Access to the Day Hospital is through the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit and/or upon referral by child psychiatrist.

Outpatient Services

Osler’s Children Mental Health Services (other than emergency/crisis services) are accessed through physician referral. Upon receipt of referral, the patient and/or family member will be contacted for demographic information, and an Intake Clinical will gather preliminary information regarding presenting concerns.
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This may involve using standardized screening tools to determine which of our services is best suited to the client’s needs.

Contact: Central Intake - 905-494-6724
Fax: 905-494-6451

Child Psychiatry Consultation

On-site consultation, assessment and diagnosis by a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is available for children and youth under 18 years of age at Brampton Civic Hospital.

Location: Brampton Civic Hospital
Contact: 905-494-6724
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Referrals: Fax to 905-494-6451

Child and Adolescent Clinic

This off-site clinic provides outpatient, interdisciplinary treatment for children and youth under 18 years of age who have or are at risk of developing a psychiatric disorder.

Location: 30 Kennedy South, Unit 4, Brampton, ON
Contact: Intake Clinician
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Contact: 905-494-2120 ext. 57462

Eating Disorders Clinic

The Eating Disorders Clinic at Brampton Civic Hospital provides outpatient assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and adults in the Central West LHIN and Halton (Georgetown) with mild to moderate eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
  • Services are offered in stages and include: 
  • Assessment and diagnosis/clinical formulation
  • Family-based treatment
  • Group psychoeducation
  • Nutrition counselling
  • Short-term psychotherapy groups
  • Limited individual therapy 
  • Two nurse practitioners provide clinical monitoring as well as community outreach and education.

    Location: Brampton Civic Hospital, (entrance ‘B’, SUN elevator to 3rd floor, Room N.3.813)
    Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday, plus some evening hours.
    Contact: 905 494-6724
    Referrals: physician referrals can be faxed to 905 494-6451

    Additional Resources

    Eating Disorder Clinic brochure

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