Psychiatric Emergency Services
Emergency Crisis Service
The emergency crisis service is available 24 hours per day for mental health emergencies. Services include:
- Psychiatric and medical evaluations.
- Crisis intervention, assessment and stabilization.
- Referrals to the appropriate level of care which includes inpatient admission and referral to outpatient services and community resources.
Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
The crisis stabilization unit is a 24 hour-a-day, 3-bed unit located adjacent to the emergency department. The service provides extended observation, treatment and support up to 72 hours to mental health clients seen in the St. Michael’s Hospital emergency department.
Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT)
The MCIT is a partnership program between St. Michael’s Hospital and Toronto Police Divisions 51 and 52. The program partners a mental health professional and a police officer who respond to 911 emergency and police dispatch calls involving emotionally disturbed persons, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. The area they respond to includes Bloor to the Lakeshore and Spadina to the Don Valley.
To contact the team:
Community Mental Health Liaison Team (CMHLT)
The CMHLT is a partnership program between St. Michael's Hospital and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The program provides short term case management services to mental health clients seen in the St. Michael's Hospital emergency department. Services include:
- Help with basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, ID).
- Assistance with connecting or reconnecting with health care and mental health care providers and programs.
- Counselling and support.
Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Program (GMHOP)
The GMHOP provides specialized outreach consultation, assessment and follow up services to older adults with complex behavioral problems who reside in long term care homes in Toronto. The GMHOP team consists of a geriatric psychiatrist, a mental health nurse and a clinical neuropsychologist.