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Organization: Ottawa Hospital (The) - Psychiatric Emergency Services  
Phone Numbers: 613-798-5555
Toll-Free: 1-866-996-0991
Crisis: Mental Health Crisis Line 613-722-6914
The Ottawa Hospital
1053 Carling Ave, Box 400
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 4E9
Street Address:
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Service Description: Specialized service for individuals suffering from a psychiatric illness and who are in crisis * located within the Emergency Department at each of the Civic and General campuses of The Ottawa Hospital * team composed of nurses, social workers, residents, staff psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.

Services: psychiatric assessments * expedites the care of psychiatric patients in the emergency department * ensures a liaison between inpatient psychiatric services, the emergency department and appropriate community resources * avoids unnecessary admissions to inpatient psychiatry by using available and appropriate community resources * provides an educational service to community clinics, mental health clinics, consumer groups and the health care team at the Ottawa Hospital

Fees: Service - Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan
Application: Referrals accepted from Ottawa Hospital emergency room physicians * direct referrals from other physicians may be accepted, in certain circumstances; these physicians must contact the emergency room psychiatrist on-call to determine if a patient will be accepted
Eligibility / Target Population: Individuals 16 years and older having a psychiatric emergency, but otherwise medically stable, requiring assessment by psychiatry staff
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Eastern Ontario  
See Also: Crisis Intervention
Emergency Departments
Mental Health Hospital Programs

This information was last completely updated on February 2, 2018

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