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Assessment and Stabilization Unit (ASU)

Type Of Service

Residential Medical Withdrawal Management Inpatient Short-Term

Program Description

The Assessment and Stabilization Unit is a 12 bed short stay inpatient unit located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre where clients with a substance problem are admitted for assessment, medically supervised detoxification and stabilization. This program is suitable for clients with severe alcohol use disorders who require a medically supervised detox or for clients who have been unable to stabilize on opioid agonist therapy (methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone) in the community.

Access Information

Referral through Service Access to Recovery (SAR), or through AccessMHA online referral website. Referrals sent to the Substance Use Concurrent Disorders (SUCD) program where individuals are assessed and referred to appropriate program either within SUCD or within the community. Referrals related to alcohol or opioid use also accepted through the Royal Ottawa Health Group Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic.

Referral Application


Additional Information

  • Program Cost: No
  • Additional Cost: No
  • Gender: All
  • Age: 18 and up
  • Catchment: Ontario
  • Fully Accessible
  • Languages: English, French
  • Virtual Service: No


Royal Ottawa Health Care Group - Ottawa - 1145 Carling Avenue


Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

1145 Carling Avenue


Operated By

Royal Ottawa Health Care Group/Services des Santé Royal Ottawa


Main Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday : Open 24 hours

Minimal programming on weekends.

Referral Contact Information

Phone: 613-722-6521 ext. 6158