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.

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


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

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.

Eating Disorders Clinic

Location: Peel Memorial Centre, 20 Lynch St, 3rd Floor, Brampton, ON L6W 2Z8 Tel: 905-863-2560 Fax: 905-863-2471.

The clinic provides outpatient assessment and step-wise treatment for adults, adolescents and children with mild to moderate eating disorders.

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The clinic serves residents in North Peel (Brampton, Caledon), Halton Hills and north Etobicoke (Malton, Rexdale and part of Woodbridge) as well as Dufferin County.

Eating Disorder Clinic brochure
Eating Disorder Clinic referral form

Services include:

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Family-Based Treatment for children and adolescents
  • Group psycho-education
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Nutrition group
  • Short-term psychotherapy groups
  • Limited individual and family sessions
  • Ongoing physical monitoring
  • Psychiatric consultation when clinically indicated

Services at the clinic are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including:

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Psychologist
  • Dietitian
  • Social worker

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