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Ottawa Hospital (The) - Psychiatric Emergency Services

Record #: 68968821 |  Last Full Update: 13 Jul 2023

Description and Services
Description (Service) 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
  • 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
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility Individuals 16 years and older having a psychiatric emergency, but otherwise medically stable, requiring assessment by psychiatry staff
Languages English, French
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
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Frontenac County, Hastings County, Lanark County, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Lennox and Addington County, Ottawa, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Prince Edward County, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties

Ottawa, ON

Physical Access Not Applicable
Contact Information
Office 613-798-5555
Crisis 613-722-6914
Toll Free 1-866-996-0991
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