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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

North York General Hospital's Child and Adolescent Mental Health provides services to children, teenagers and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Our mental health services for children and teenagers include an Inpatient Unit, an Outpatient Program and a Day Hospital.

Inpatient Unit

North York General Hospital's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit provides services to children and teenagers up 19 years with severe mental health problems.
 
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North York General Hospital, General site
4001 Leslie Street, 7th floor
Toronto ON M2K 1E1
Tel: 416-756-6642
 
Outpatient Program

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outpatient Program offers care for a broad range of mental health problems common to children and adolescents. We offer outpatient assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and their families. Our multidisciplinary teams include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and child youth counsellors. The teams also provide follow-up care for patients discharged from the inpatient program.

Referrals
Referrals from physicians are accepted for patients living within a defined geographical area we serve, or from any physician on staff at North York General Hospital.
 
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Branson Ambulatory Care Centre
555 Finch Avenue West, 5th floor
Toronto ON M2R 1N5
Tel: 416-756-6642
 
Day Hospital

Children and adolescents who require ongoing support, but who can continue living in the community, may benefit from the day hospital program at the Branson Ambulatory Care Centre. The program may also serve as a “step-down” unit for children and teenagers who have been treated in an inpatient service.

Our program offers youth and their families support in overcoming various difficulties that interfere with their ability to function in their daily lives. These problems can include depression, anxiety, difficulties socializing and various other problems. Many of our patients have had a great deal of difficulty attending school. We aim to work together with youth, their families and their schools to assist them in receiving appropriate treatment, identify their individual needs, and support them in transitioning to a community school environment.

Treatment focuses on helping teenagers normalize their behaviour by providing a supportive structured environment where they can work towards their goals.

Treatment is offered by a multidisciplinary team. We offer a range of services including: Psychiatric Assessment, Stabilization, Medication Management, and Individual, Group and Family Therapy. Our facilities also include a classroom where a teacher from the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides an education program for inpatient and day hospital patients.

Contact us
Branson Ambulatory Care Centre
555 Finch Avenue West, 5th floor
Toronto ON M2R 1N5
Tel: 416-756-6642